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Posted: 4/29/2009 10:27:52 AM EDT
Here is mine:






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Spitfire
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ME-262, followed closely by the F4U.
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P-47 (and B-24 for bombers).
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P-51D.

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P-38
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:33:20 AM EDT
I'm a fan of the P-38.

Honorable mention to the La-7, Mosquito, F6F, Ki-61, and B-29.
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The Butcher Bird:

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:33:58 AM EDT
I always thought his one was cool as hell...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focke-Wulf_Fw_189
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:34:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Light_Storm:
ME-262, followed closely by the F4U.


Exactly!!

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[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 10:36:37 AM EDT by wardog513]
P-61D Black Widow. worlds first night fighter/bomber



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Catalina



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This. Or the B-17. It's kind of a toss up.
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[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 10:36:47 AM EDT by OlSarge2K]
B-17

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BF109


Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:37:19 AM EDT
From the German side, I like the Stuka dive bomber.






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P-40

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"One Fw 189 survives today. Its story starts on May 4, 1943 when Fw 189 V7+1H (Werk Nr. 2100) based at Pontsalenjoki took off on a mission to photograph the Loukhi-3 airbase from an altitude of 6,000 m (20,000 ft), then to continue north along the Murmansk-Leningrad railway. Approximately 31 minutes after taking off V7+1H was attacked by Soviet Hawker Hurricane fighters. The aircraft dived to escape the fighters, but owing to damage already suffered could not pull out in time, and it struck the treetops. The tail was torn off, and the crew nacelle left hanging upside down within the trees. The pilot, Lothar Mothes, survived but one crewman was killed in the crash and the third died from blood loss as a result of a severed leg. Incredibly, Mothes was able to survive two weeks in sub-zero temperatures, evading Soviet patrols while eating bark and grubs as he walked back to his base. Mothes spent the next nine months in a hospital recovering from severe frostbite before returning to the front lines to eventually fly another 100 missions.

In 1991, the wreckage of V7+1H was found in the Russian forest where it had remained for 48 years. The aircraft was purchased by a group of British aircraft enthusiasts and was shipped to the UK, arriving in the town of Worthing, West Sussex in March 1992. The Focke Wulf 189 Restoration Society was formed to restore the aircraft to flying condition. Her pilot met up again with his aircraft in 1996 at Biggin Hill airshow."

Wow!
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F4U Corsair - Black Sheep Squadron
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P-47 Thunderbolt "Jug"

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P-39
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:43:20 AM EDT
I love the P-38 but my grandfather shot down one of these





in one of these by radar at night in probably the first ever kill by radar alone.




Link Posted: 4/29/2009 10:44:39 AM EDT
So many good choices.  I really like the F4U, for whatever sick reason I like the P39 and P63.  For just ground attack bad assness - like the A-26 (I guess Brits would say Mesquto instead. - but I like the up to 22 forward firing 50's)

That said - FW-190 would probably be my fighter pick, A-26 if I was shooting at ground troops.
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So many fine machines to choose from, but The Jug is my favorite:



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Or, of course, the plane I soloed in:


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You are the only poster on arfcom that is cool.

Heres my submission:



World War II

Prior to Pearl Harbor, about 80 DGA-8 through DGA-15 ships had been built at the Howard Aircraft Corporation factory on the south side of Chicago Midway Airport.

With America's entry into World War II, most of the civilian Howards were commandeered by the military. The Army used them as officer transports and as ambulance planes, with the designation UC-70. The Navy, in particular, much liked the plane and contracted Howard Aircraft Corporation to build hundreds of the DGA-15s to its own specifications. They were used variously as an officer's utility transport (GH-1, GH-3), aerial ambulance (GH-2), and for instrument training (NH-1). A second factory was opened at Dupage County airport, west of Chicago, and about 550 DGA's were eventually completed. The Howard was and is an excellent instrument platform, very stable and solid, especially compared to modern light aircraft.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_DGA-15
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:02:33 AM EDT
P-38.  My father flew them briefly in the Pacific right at the end of the war.


Jane
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One for the Jug!
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P-51D.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:22:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OlSarge2K:
B-17

<a href="http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=b17ggate.jpg" target="_blank">http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/8135/b17ggate.jpg</a>


and



Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:23:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OlSarge2K:
B-17

<a href="http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=b17ggate.jpg" target="_blank">http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/8135/b17ggate.jpg</a>


This. Kept my Dad alive.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:25:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MountainMan:
http://waveland__1.tripod.com/ww2planes/F4U-corsair.jpg

F4U Corsair - Black Sheep Squadron


This
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[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 5:29:36 PM EDT by Bob1984]
TBF/TBM Avenger.  The Wildcat's big brother.  What's not to love ?



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What he said.
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P-51D
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tagged
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Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:33:07 AM EDT
F4U hands down.



The Stuka was badass too.
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The forked tailed devil:

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<––––––––––––




One of my favorites anyway
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:39:56 AM EDT
For me it is a toss-up between the P51-D and the C-47:



Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:40:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By OlSarge2K:
B-17

<a href="http://img2.imageshack.us/my.php?image=b17ggate.jpg" target="_blank">http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/8135/b17ggate.jpg</a>


Bingo.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:41:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:42:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
Here is mine:



Yep, I vote for the F4U.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:43:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:


You are the only poster on arfcom that is cool.

Heres my submission:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y236/Iron_Airship/HowardDGA-15P.jpg

World War II

Prior to Pearl Harbor, about 80 DGA-8 through DGA-15 ships had been built at the Howard Aircraft Corporation factory on the south side of Chicago Midway Airport.

With America's entry into World War II, most of the civilian Howards were commandeered by the military. The Army used them as officer transports and as ambulance planes, with the designation UC-70. The Navy, in particular, much liked the plane and contracted Howard Aircraft Corporation to build hundreds of the DGA-15s to its own specifications. They were used variously as an officer's utility transport (GH-1, GH-3), aerial ambulance (GH-2), and for instrument training (NH-1). A second factory was opened at Dupage County airport, west of Chicago, and about 550 DGA's were eventually completed. The Howard was and is an excellent instrument platform, very stable and solid, especially compared to modern light aircraft.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_DGA-15


I like what I like...
The Howard is beautiful, but there's something about the Reliant that just works for me.

And, of course, who can forget this one?

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 11:44:28 AM EDT
my grandfather flew a p47 so i got to go with that  
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Hellcat
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