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Big Johnny 03-16-2011 03:25 AM

What Is Your All Time Favorite WW II Airplane.
 
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I would have to sat that the Hawker Typhoon is my favorite. It's just a sexy, mean looking, bird of prey. German Tankers, where scared to death of the Tiffie.


Grasshopper 03-16-2011 03:38 AM

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Gee, that's a tough one. WWII had so many beautiful aircraft. I love the Typhoon too but my favorite is probably the Hawker Hurricane.

firemanbill 03-16-2011 03:44 AM

I'm very partial to the B-17, always have been. Even the name "Flying Fortress" just sounds so cool.

pd1 03-16-2011 03:44 AM

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P-63. Tom knows how I feel about the Typhoon.

CHELLIE 03-16-2011 03:46 AM

P-51D Mustang :D next is a P-38 ;) next is a B-25 :p> Ok I just about like them All :Q

Grasshopper 03-16-2011 03:50 AM


Originally Posted by pd1 (Post 793115)
P-63. Tom knows how I feel about the Typhoon.

I'll bet if it had an orange prop you would love it. :D

kevinm 03-16-2011 04:02 AM

WW2 fighter whatzit
 
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heres mine, tho i dont know what it is , rare,> i have seen a pic of a real one, and i said omg- my Wen Mac is prototypical ! 6 big exhaust pipes coming out just behind the pilot, (mines missing the pipes on one side) big air intake behind the pilothouse, (yea thats not what its called lol) nose guns, wing guns, a big red beacon on top that may probably not be correct-
i googled WW2 fighters last night for an hour and saw nothing like it

Grasshopper 03-16-2011 04:04 AM


Originally Posted by kevinm (Post 793125)
heres mine, tho i dont know what it is , rare,> i have seen a pic of a real one, and i said omg- my Wen Mac is prototypical ! 6 big exhaust pipes coming out just behind the pilot, (mines missing the pipes on one side) big air intake behind the pilothouse, (yea thats not what its called lol) nose guns, wing guns, a big red beacon on top that may probably not be correct-
i looked at WW2 fighters last night and saw nothing like it

Looks like a Bell P-39 Airacobra or P-63 Kingcobra. Maybe not quite to scale. I had one just like that when I was a kid. Flew the snot out of it.

See pd1's post above on the P-63.

kevinm 03-16-2011 04:10 AM

wow - yup- i wondered about the weird spinner - its a 37 MM cannon in the center- thanks

Big Johnny 03-16-2011 02:13 PM

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I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the WowPlanes Typhoon. It looks good, and i have been wanting to try their Liquid Sheeting.
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http://www.wowplanes.com/product_inf...8385ce724803ac

SHADY 03-16-2011 02:24 PM

F4U Corsair... Whistling Death...
After that the P40....

road king 97 03-16-2011 03:58 PM

I like the p-40 also would have liked to see the look on the enemys face when they seen the shark mouth for the first time . :D lol joe

kenchiroalpha 03-16-2011 08:51 PM

Hi
The "Jug" and then the "Lightning"
Here's my versions of them
Do enjoy:D
Take care
Yours Hank

eflight-ray 03-16-2011 09:29 PM

Difficult to think of just one favorite. But as a model, then any that fly in a scale like manner and near to a scale like speed.

I think there's too many 'scale' models that just look so great on the ground, and just so wrong once in the air.

My Dauntless is still my favorite to take flying, much more fun than my Spitfire.

intimidator_md 03-17-2011 01:01 AM

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It is menacingly beautiful:D

kenchiroalpha 03-17-2011 01:10 AM


Originally Posted by intimidator_md (Post 793388)
It is menacingly beautiful:D

Hi
Pleased to meet you:D
Aye i agree:$:tc:
Heres one of mine
Do enjoy:D
Take care
Yours Hank

Don Sims 03-17-2011 02:49 AM

FW-190 and the P-47. I like those bad fat birds.....

nz builder 03-17-2011 05:53 AM

Spitfires all the way! MKII, MKVB, MKIX. It might not have had range or speed of a Mustang or the firepower of a Tempest but I just love those lines. It's pretty.

Gunnar155 03-17-2011 06:20 AM

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oh wow...hard one...im going to have to go with the P40 and then the BF 109E :cool:

Wrongway-Feldman 03-17-2011 02:32 PM

Mine would have to be the Gloster Meteor. First flew in 1943 and retired from active service in 1980.
An impressive service record for the first jet fighter used in combat by the UK. I don't think that other than the DC3 there was a longer serving plane of its day.

MaxAdventure 03-17-2011 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by Big Johnny (Post 793098)
I would have to sat that the Hawker Typhoon is my favorite. It's just a sexy, mean looking, bird of prey. German Tankers, where scared to death of the Tiffie.


How do you feel about the Typhoon vs the Tempest?

I think I like the look of the Typhoon better, but think of the HP and top speed of the Tempest?
I really love all Supermarine (most pre WWII), all Martin, and all Hawker planes. Add to that my love of the P61 and only slightly less the P38
I used to have a total crush on the B17, but I'm more in awe of the the monsters like the B24 and the Lancaster these days.
My biggest issues is my uncontrollable draw to the flying boats like the Sunderland and the PBY, especially the 5A.

I guess my favorites in order (at least these days) would be: PBY, P61, and I'm really torn for third place with the Spitfire or the Tempest.

(thinking I should just sell the motors I have for my B17 project I'll never get to)

BradT 03-17-2011 10:23 PM

The very pugnacious look and devastating firepower (for its time) of the Bristol Beaufighter make it my WWII favorite. I was fortunate enough to have owned and flown one of Ivan Pettigrew's prototype models of the Beau, his first one at 66", and it was a joy to fly. I have the plans, and hope to build a new one at 80" when I retire and have the time (soon, I hope, I'm already a year overdue!).

link: http://ivansplans.com/

Bomb Dropper 03-18-2011 12:11 AM

My personal favorite(s) are a tie between the P-51D Mustang and the P-47 Thunderbolt.

NJSwede 03-18-2011 12:43 AM

There are so many categories!
Most esthetically pleasing: BF109E
Most heroic: Hawker Hurricane
Most majestic: B-17 Flying Fortress
Most terrifying: J-87 Stuka
Most iconic: Supermarine Spitfire

Just can't make up my mind tonight...

Nitro Blast 03-18-2011 12:58 AM


Originally Posted by NJSwede (Post 793662)
There are so many categories!
Most esthetically pleasing: BF109E
Most heroic: Hawker Hurricane
Most majestic: B-17 Flying Fortress
Most terrifying: J-87 Stuka
Most iconic: Supermarine Spitfire

Just can't make up my mind tonight...

Love all of those NJS, perfect descriptions!

I'd only add:

Roughest Life: F4-U Corsair
Bravest Pilots: Gruman Avenger


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