What is your favorite aircraft of all time?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Jerekson, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. Sikorsky Ilya Murometz

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  2. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    The B-17.

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    Primarily because my Uncle Wayne Schomburg (really my mom's first cousin but we called him Uncle) was a pilot with the 381st BG, 534th Sq. stationed at Ridgewell England. He flew 25 missions over Europe only to be killed in a plane crash on base on March 31, 1944. RIP Uncle Wayne.

    Others would be the P-51 and P-47 that escorted the B-17's.
     
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  3. Bugguy

    Bugguy A-List Customer

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    The Korean War's F86 Sabre is my all time favorite.

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  4. Curtiss P-36 Hawk and Brewster F2A Buffalo
    Both saw very limited US service during WWII but were used more extensively by various other countries, particularly Britain, Finland, France, and the Netherlands. In the case of Finland the Brewster Buffalo was the mount of several of their aces.

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  5. B-24J

    B-24J One of the Regulars

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  6. Grumman F3F Wildcat
    Seen in formation with its successor


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  7. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

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    Mine undoubtedly would be the

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    TBF/TBM Avenger!

    (Last two photos taken on the USS Intrepid).
     
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  8. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    "Lima Charlie on that. Flat Iron Longhorn 01 over, Roger-Dodger out."

    And thanks bro.:D
     
  9. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    2018 is our golden wedding anniversary year, although the date itself is not until May. It's a landmark date, and to be frank, one which we both feel very proud to celebrate. Past momentous celebratory dates have seen us ride The Orient Express, steam hauled. Cruise the Caribbean, stand at the foot of The Pyramids and one or two others as well.
    My recent hip replacement operation has made planning an event rather difficult, so we have agreed to simply have a meal out at our favourite watering hole, in the company of a few close friends, then over the summer we are going to tick off a number of bucket list wishes. First up is a flight in a pre-war Rapid Rapide Bi-plane. I'm waiting for conformation, but hopefully it will be sometime during the first weekend of June. The flight will be from Duxford Airport, a former RAF base during WW2. We shall fly over many sights of Eastern England culminating in a fly over London, total time is about 90 minutes. After that, wait and see. Keep an eye on the Adventure thread.
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    OldStrummer Practically Family

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  11. Mr. Godfrey

    Mr. Godfrey Practically Family


    That's one flight I would like to do too, maybe this year as you have inspired me to get it earlier than planned.
     
  12. MiG-15

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  13. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge One Too Many

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    I went to see the one at the LACNHM. You walk underneath it and look and all you can think is, "They put THIS is orbit?" An amazing craft.
     
  14. Jedi5150

    Jedi5150 Familiar Face

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    When I was growing up, the F-4 Phantom was always my favorite, but in reality, if I go simply off of looks and "coolness" alone, it would have to go to the Mirage 2000:
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  15. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    God bless America! :D

     
  16. MiG-15 "Foxbat" which looks like an F-15 on steroids.

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  17. Grant Fan

    Grant Fan Practically Family

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    p51-11a.jpg corsair.jpg The P51 Mustang with invasion stripes. Or a F4U Corsair
     
  18. Redshoes51

    Redshoes51 One of the Regulars

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    A 4360... yep... the engines we trained on at Sheppard AFB were on similar types of stands...

    That was a long time ago...

    ~shoes~
     
  19. Correction: It should read MiG-25
     
  20. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    And next to Catalina Flightboat: F16

    Say, what you want. Great, ass-kicking machine, working-horse and best mass-production fighter, ever!
     

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