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What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« on: June 15, 2009, 04:05:23 AM »
Not in any order of preference, but mine are......

1] Douglas Dakota C-47

2] Short Stirling

3] Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

4] Consolidated PBY Catalina

5] Chance Vought Crusader.

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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 08:34:01 AM »
1. Skyhawk A-4
2. Fanthom F-4
3. F15I Thunder
4. F16I Storm
5. Galaxy
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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 06:25:58 PM »
I'll double it up
As a kid;          Now;
P47                 F-22
P51                 Mig 29OVT
P38                 Thrust vectoring SU30
F89                 SR71
X1                   Warthog
 
Things change over time.

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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 06:50:29 PM »
In no particular order:
Saab Draken
F-111
F-4
F-14
F-15
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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 09:27:27 PM »
  • 37 Viggen
  • F14 Tomcat
  • SR71 Blackbird
  • F15 Eagle
  • Panavia Tornado

Only the Viggen is my first choice, the rest i like an equal amount. ;D
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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 04:51:08 AM »
Well as you can see by my choice, I am into WW2 aviation history. Probably seems an unusual choice that I include the Short Stirling. It was never a glamour aircraft and was difficult to fly. Short Bros used the same engines that were in the Short Sunderland.
To me it always looked very rugged and business like. A man's plane.
It filled the gap as the first four engined bomber for the RAF and later became a great tug for glider troops at D Day.





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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 05:12:18 PM »
5] Chance Vought Crusader.

Nice choice there!

Things change over time indeed, but some stick forever. I have a "dynamic" top 50. But I guess my top 5 is:

Tornado
Viggen             
Tu-22 Blinder
Eurofighter Typhoon
B-1B Lancer
 
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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2009, 01:28:18 AM »
I think that the Lancer is one of the prettiest planes that ever flew. Such clean and sleek lines.


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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 03:27:40 AM »
A "Bone" pilot told me that when they park the plane, and no hydraulic fluid leaks out under a particular engine, they worry about that particular engine.
I think it's pretty too, but I also like the bigger version of it--

The TU-160.

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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009, 05:15:16 AM »
I don't like any 'potential enemy aircraft'.

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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 03:59:20 AM »
F14
C-5
Buccaneer
Nimrod MR2

and lastly the MRA4 as Im working on her now I am being biased

 ;D

Anything with wings and jet engines with loud noise gets my vote :)

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Re: What are your five favourite aircraft in history?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2009, 09:57:55 AM »

Buccaneer


Yep, nice looking plane. Here's a couple of pics.




 



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