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Old 03-16-2011, 02:25 AM   #1
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Default What Is Your All Time Favorite WW II Airplane.

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.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:38 AM   #2
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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.


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Old 03-16-2011, 02:44 AM   #3
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I'm very partial to the B-17, always have been. Even the name "Flying Fortress" just sounds so cool.

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


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Old 03-16-2011, 02:46 AM   #5
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P-51D Mustang next is a P-38 next is a B-25 Ok I just about like them All

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:50 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by pd1 View Post
P-63. Tom knows how I feel about the Typhoon.
I'll bet if it had an orange prop you would love it.

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:02 AM   #7
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Default WW2 fighter whatzit

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


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Originally Posted by kevinm View Post
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.

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:10 AM   #9
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wow - yup- i wondered about the weird spinner - its a 37 MM cannon in the center- thanks
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:13 PM   #10
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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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Old 03-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #11
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F4U Corsair... Whistling Death...
After that the P40....

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:58 PM   #12
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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 . lol joe
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #13
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The "Jug" and then the "Lightning"
Here's my versions of them
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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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.

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It is menacingly beautiful


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Old 03-17-2011, 12:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by intimidator_md View Post
It is menacingly beautiful
Hi
Pleased to meet you
Aye i agree
Heres one of mine
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FW-190 and the P-47. I like those bad fat birds.....

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


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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.

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Originally Posted by Big Johnny View Post
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)

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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!).

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

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Originally Posted by NJSwede View Post
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!

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