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Old 01-17-2012, 03:59 AM
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Navy and Marine variant B-25's ... known as PBJ-1's. Had a few different models, some had thier nose canopies replaced with multiple machine guns of varying calibers.



I'm currently converting an Airfield B-25 to a Navy PBJ "Pacific Princess"
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65361

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Old 02-11-2012, 01:03 AM
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I am always surprised how many of the P-40 guys seem to like the Warhawk version, I always thought the early Tomahawk version was better looking. the shark mouth looks better on the rounder cowl area I think also.. You don't see the Tomahawk as often...
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 AM
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I actualy like them both myself. I can say this about the P-40, only because my father flew in the AVG. There was very few planes painted with the sharkmouth, but the War Department pushed the pictures and the stories so hard everyone thought from then on all P-40's had the teeth! When in fact a huge percentage were olive drab green with different painted rudders and spinners. Both were kick arse warbirds!!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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I got a bit more curious about all the different planes being nominated and went looking for more information. With all the hype and folklore surrounding the WW2 combat aircraft, it's easy to see how facts and fiction can merge ( the "time makes heroes from villians " type of thing). The p38 lightning always seemed to me to be in this category......combat wise it could not compare to the single seat luftwaffe fighters, but fared better against the comparatively fragile Japanese planes. One British evaluation said it was "useless" because it could only engage in combat up til mach.68, when a german fighter could manage .75. Adolph Galland stated in his book "The first and the last" that they suffered similar drawbacks as the Me 110, which performed poorly against the single engined RAF fighters. Then again, the Mosquito did very well for itself, and single engined luft planes rarely bested them. The Me 262 swatted them with impunity, but was itself easy prey on take off and landings. We could argue the pro's and con's forever, but this thread is about favourite planes, not what was the best, so I guess it's a matter of personal taste
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:14 PM
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Default Navy and Marine variant B25

That B25 Navy and Marine variant is a buity
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:27 PM
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B-24 Lib. More of these built than B-17. The press corps was too lazy to travel north of London so did not get the same fan fare. Plus, they were more difficult to fly.

Maybe explains why the RC world has not modeled one with the exception of a few scratch builds. Dad flew for the 409th of the 93rd of the 8th AAC. Based near Manchester and moved to N Africa and back.

My 2 cents. If an ARF ever comes out, I'm first in line.

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Old 03-31-2012, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by peluni1 View Post
That B25 Navy and Marine variant is a buity
Thanks! It's done and flying, looks great as static or in the air.




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Old 04-01-2012, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
B-24 Lib. More of these built than B-17. The press corps was too lazy to travel north of London so did not get the same fan fare. Plus, they were more difficult to fly.

Maybe explains why the RC world has not modeled one with the exception of a few scratch builds. Dad flew for the 409th of the 93rd of the 8th AAC. Based near Manchester and moved to N Africa and back.

My 2 cents. If an ARF ever comes out, I'm first in line.

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I always wondered why the B24 never got much publicity. Bit like the P47 overlooked in favour of the P51. On a more sombre note, Luftwaffe ace Heinz Knoke said they "burned better" than a B17, but there appeared to be little difference in practical terms apart from that. As for modelling aspect, you rarely see a B29 either....
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:26 PM
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F4U-1D Corsair, P-38, A-26 Invader, Mosquito, B-29......
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:33 AM
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Have to say my all time fav for a warbird is a tie between bc109 e4 and the spitfire mk.vb only because I have had the privlage to work on the real deal both of them . And I also have a highly modified parkzone spitfire and the new fms bf109 . But each aircraft in full scale have ther demons and dark past to with I am extremely proud of and thankful for .
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:45 AM
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I love all War Birds,B25,P40,corsair,But the best and Coolest is the F7F Tigercat.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:49 AM
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70's,

I love that plane also ! You can an ESM ARF of the F7F here:http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/ESMF7F-83BAF.html

UBER expensive and I'm sure it's worth every penny. Just over my budget
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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I would have to say the Supermarine Spitfire MK IX
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:34 PM
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Bucking the trend!...... DeHavilland Mosquito!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by doug_dayboll View Post
Have to say my all time fav for a warbird is a tie between bc109 e4 and the spitfire mk.vb only because I have had the privlage to work on the real deal both of them . And I also have a highly modified parkzone spitfire and the new fms bf109 . But each aircraft in full scale have ther demons and dark past to with I am extremely proud of and thankful for .
whats a "bc109 e4" Any pic's or links?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:41 AM
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Lots of great posts in this thread. Just going on my gut instincts of what is the best 'eye candy' and what gives me a rise when I see one is the C-47 Dakota. It's on my list of future builds. Hopefully not too far in the future.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:22 AM
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sabre jet
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:28 PM
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It's the wooden wonder for me.

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:21 AM
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All the planes mentioned are worthly of consideration. However, I'm going out on a limb and vote for the KI-61 Tony. Good looking lines from any angle, sleek. and clean design. I had a Royal Tony that flew awesome. #2 would be the P-40 B/C. #3 would be the Spit. Awesome rolling plane.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by thomdoe View Post
sabre jet
In WWII
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pattern14 View Post
whats a "bc109 e4" Any pic's or links?
It's a special version of the Messerschmitt BF-109e4 where the typist had fat fingers
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Davethebluessinger View Post
Bucking the trend!...... DeHavilland Mosquito!
Yeah Mossie was one of my favorite Warbirds of WWII too
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:14 PM
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Allies: P40, P47, F4U, P38, B25, B17, Spitfire, Hurricane, Tempest, Lancaster, Mosquito
Axis: BF109, FW190, JU88, A6M.
Any variant of the above planes are badass, and a couple Russian planes I'm not too familiar with except to see in pictures.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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Favorite? Man... that's tough.

P-61, TBF Avenger (first scale freeflight I ever built. I LOVED that plane.), A-20, P-51B, Type 96 (Claude) and if you want to include experimental planes, the J7W1 Shinden. Also a big fan of the Lysander. That's a cool plane. And what about the condor. Ok, so it was scary to fly one, but I loved the lines.

Really all of them. What don't I care for from WWII aviation?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:55 PM
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Well looks like I may be in the minority here but,

Focke Wulf TA152H is a sweet plane, then Heinkel 219 Owl
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