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Posted: 9/21/2005 10:22:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 3:33:04 AM EDT by Mr45auto]
Just curious as to what you guys think were the coolest mil aircraft. No reasons needed whether it's just cool looking or a badass aircraft.

For me in no particular order:

F-86 Sabre

A-1 Skyraider
F-4 Phantom

B-58 Hustler

B-36
The B-36 was the largest American bomber ever produced. Its 230 foot wingspan was almost fifty percent longer than that of the huge B-52 that replaced it.

And of course the A10
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SR-71 Blackbird
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The A10 is my favorite airplane. mainly because i can get my multi-license and fly it

others i think are gracefull designs.

P-38
P-51

F-16
and the navy twin radial that is used to deliver personel to their carriers..cant think of its designation right now,,, but i want one
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Convair B-58 Hustler
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[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 10:31:39 PM EDT by raven]
All of 'em.


Tu-95


B-1b
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[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 10:44:03 PM EDT by CFII]







Duh
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P-38
P-51
F-4
F-14
F-15
F-16
A-10
C-130
C-37
C-5
B58
B70
B1
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the F-4 was my fav
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V-22 Osprey..... yea they tend to crash a lil bit... but they're soooo cool to watch fly...

-Roth
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:35:43 PM EDT
I think the designers of the P51 had it in their minds to assist the pilots in getting laid as much as possible. It is definitely the "sexiest" designed airplane of all time.

Here are my favorites (also in no particular order):

B17
B25
B24
A4 Skyhawk
F4
P47D
P38
P40
F15F16
F4F
F6F
SBD Dauntless
TBF Avenger
F4U
A7

Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire
DeHaviland Mosquito
Hawker Typhoon
Bristol Beaufighter

Bf109
Fw190
Me262Ju88
Ju87

A6M2 Zero
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:35:47 PM EDT
Personally, I think theres something extra cool about the A-10 Warthog.... it makes me all warm & fuzzy all over.
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Thuds forever.

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F4U Corsair
A-1 Skyraider
A-4 Skyhawk
F-105 Thunderchief
OV-1
O-1/L-19
OV-10
O-2
DeHavilland Mosquito
Beaufighter
B-25C The ones with either 8 .50s or one 75mm in da nose (5th Air Force)
MiG-15
A-10
TBF Avenger
SBD Dauntless
F4F Wildcat
RF-101 VooDoo
F-100 Super Sabre (the Fast Facs, Strobes, and the original Wild Weasel)
A-6 Intruder
A-3 Vigalante
I'm sleepy
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The A-10 Tank Buster
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Spitfire MkXIV

The most beautiful plane ever invented.

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Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:11:39 AM EDT
The coolest? Probably the WWII Heinkel "Uhu". It was a night interceptor for bombers that was the first airplane with radar on board. The test mule shot down seven B-17's over Germany on it's first night out and was put in production despite that it had a jammed flap and crashed after finishing the mission.
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F4U Corsair

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10 pages....easy.

Blackbird, even after 40 years, it still looks futuristic.

Merlin
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:37:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 3:39:45 AM EDT by AWACER]
Well, the coolest planes have definitely got to be the ones that I have worked on.

E-3 AWACS
(pic off the web)


E-4
(my pic)




Coolest aircraft I have been on, not worked on, would be the CH-47 in Panama
(my pic)


Coolest bomber, B-2; the spirit of Florida - yeah baby....
(my pic)




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Can Helicopters play?





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[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 4:12:03 AM EDT by 2A373]
I'm partial to Strike Eagles and F-22's. Here's an F-15E from the first squadron that I was assigned to.



And one of -22s that I've worked on.




Haven't worked on A-10, but I'd like to. Here's a picture that I took recently.

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[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 4:19:13 AM EDT by Skammy]


Well even though it was just a test..
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My top 5 favorites
1)F-22

2)FW190D-9

3)A-10

4)F4 Corsair

5)ME109G-6
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[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 3:25:30 PM EDT by Melvinator2k0]












sorry, I have a weird fascination for the A-10
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[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 3:37:29 PM EDT by Warhawk]

Yep that's me, a LONG time ago


Yeah, this is my favorite aircraft


That's me in the back seat


No I didn't sit up there for the flight



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Where are the f-104 Starfighters? The '104 gets my vote for the coolest century series fighter!
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The aircraft I am proudest for having working on

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Originally Posted By AWACER:

E-4
(my pic)
tinypic.com/dx0cwh.jpg




Anyone other than Awacer know what's unusual about this pic?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:52:31 PM EDT
I like warbirds, WW1 birds in particular...




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P61 Black Widow Night Fighter

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F-20 Tigershark (only 3 built). It's an improved F-5 Freedom Fighter (which would be my second choice).

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And I guess I could add in my 60 ton baby.

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Originally Posted By LoginName:
F-20 Tigershark (only 3 built). It's an improved F-5 Freedom Fighter (which would be my second choice).

www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/fighter/f20-6.jpg



/Top Gun

Mig-28s, noone's been this close before!
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I'm partial to the F-100, I think its just simply one of the neatest looking aircraft ever.

This plane SK-063 was the one my father flew in Vietnam, I have no idea if he's the one flying it in th picture put its still a cool pic,



Heres are some more 100's from my dads unit back in 68-69








Here is one from the ramp in NM.


Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:15:53 PM EDT
A big +1
for

1) A10
2) P38
3) F4U

and of course... (Since I worked on them from the manufacturing standpoint!)

http://www.kamanaero.com/images/imagegallery/seasprite2.jpg
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P-51 Mustang....

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Originally Posted By spm681:
I'm partial to the F-100, I think its just simply one of the neatest looking aircraft ever.

This plane SK-063 was the one my father flew in Vietnam, I have no idea if he's the one flying it in th picture put its still a cool pic,

spmstudios.com/f-100c_42063.jpg

Heres are some more 100's from my dads unit back in 68-69

spmstudios.com/f100.jpg

spmstudios.com/f-100c_41741-2.jpg

spmstudios.com/f-100c_41741-3.jpg


Here is one from the ramp in NM.

spmstudios.com/f-100f_63844-1.jpg



+1

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[Last Edit: 9/22/2005 5:07:06 PM EDT by ar15_rifleman]
AVROE ARROW



North American Aviation XF-108 Rapier



Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:45:03 PM EDT
Bomber 47, Dad flew throughout it’s career:



Partial to the Long Nosed Dora, posted above.

I like utilitarian (ugly) planes, too. Warthog, that B25 with the 75mm in the nose, etc.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:48:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By AWACER:

E-4
(my pic)
tinypic.com/dx0cwh.jpg




Anyone other than Awacer know what's unusual about this pic?



All of them bunched up and on the ground together?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:56:28 PM EDT
I'm hung up on the F-4 Phantom and have been for years.

Danny
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Props - F-4U
Jet - F-4S

Simple question
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tag for later
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Originally Posted By Breugel:
P61 Black Widow Night Fighter

www.angelfire.com/oh3/pmodels/p61p.jpg



Oh Yeah!

Anyone have a pic of the B-25 Mitchell that was used in the South Pacific as a gun platform? It was used to shoot up troop transports and small armored ships. It had a shitload of forward firing .50s in the nose and I think even a 75 mm cannon. From what I have read, it was bad ass. When all guns were firing forward, air speed would drop to the point that it felt as if the craft was standing still in air.

SM
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 5:40:22 PM EDT
Lots of great ones in here!
Here's a few that haven't been posted yet:

P-61 Black Widow


P-40 Warhawk


B-52


Mig-29 (no one said we had to do all American, did they )


And what may be my personal all time favorite-
AC-130 Spectre
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