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Favorite (Post-WW2) Aircraft?

Discussion in 'Military History' started by Joe, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Well done, young Sir!:cool:
     
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    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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  3. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Cause of stories like this:

    SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check.
    http://tribunist.com/technology/sr-71-blackbird-pilot-trolls-arrogant-fighter-pilot-with-ground-speed-check/

    And... because of Forger (Mark Stucky) - a fellow Hang Glider (and Paraglider) Pilot.
    Now a Virgin Galactic Astronaut. http://www.virgingalactic.com/press/virgin-galactic-appoints-mark-stucky-pilot/

    Check out some of the military aircraft he's flown in his career, yep, including the U2 and Blackbird.
    https://www.facebook.com/Forger/media_set?set=a.54089313978.62919.545338978&type=3

    http://www.sr-71.org/
    Blackbird Pilot List: http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/Supp_BBook_Pg1.htm
     
  4. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    The aircraft that get me hot under the collar are:
    Anything by Supermarine or Boeing
    Sabre
    Delta Dart
    Mirage III
    B-52 in black...
    B2
    Most MiGs...
    Folland Gnat

    And of course the Tomcat.
     
  5. Takao

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    Anything Boeing...
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    Must be the Foster's talking
     
  6. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    The most popular beer in Australia is VB Victoria Bitter...(you can get it walk'n, you can get it talk'n You can get it work'n a plough...matter of fact ive got it now) Green can. No one drinks Fosters in Australia... : )
    That's a fine looking aircraft...needs to go easy on the VB though, its getting a gut...
     
  7. Dave55

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    That's a pretty good list. I especially like the 'Most MiGs' entry.

    I'd add 'Most 1950's USAF or USN fighters.'
     
  8. Carronade

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    No one seems yet to have mentioned the Hawker Hunter, one of my favs.
     
  9. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    All of the V series were interesting.
    The B52 still is an important factor.
    Phantom, Sabre, yeah the early MiGs.
     
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    I always liked the B-58 Hustler ..seen in the great classic movie Fail Safe......named after a famous magazine....sleek looking...powerful, futuristic for that age...mach 2 capable!...mucho cost--no combat use

    http://www.b-58.com/

    B-58 site
     

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  11. Poppy

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    Was it really named after the magazine?
    Probably designed around the time of Playboy, who were pushing the envelope themselves.
    But yeah, tres cool aircraft.
     
  12. CAC

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    I always thought it was named because it was meant to be fast...quick nuke delivery...hustle...hustler...
     
  13. bronk7

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    well, I'd like to think it was named after the mag...but I was just joking....sorry to disappoint........Fail Safe did not have any music, like other movies...very well done..I'll never forget that one...
     
  14. Dave55

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    One of the best ever. Great cast too. Dom Deluise had a very small role as an airman in the SAC communications center.
    Its contemporary, Dr Strangelove, is just as great in a completely different take on the subject .
     
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    Generally, I don't like jet aircraft. It is the same as with railroads. With a diesel engine, it's a train, a steam locomotive is an event.

    Most of the american jet aircraft are pretty, the Mig 21 and some Saabs and Mirages too. But my favourites are the A10 or some strange looking russian bombers, just because they are different.
     
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    I thought most people thought the A10 was 'ugly'--like a ''Warthog''...but it got the job done
     
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    I suppose this thread should just include military aircraft, but I can't help but mention the Dehavilland Beaver. The Beaver did have a short life in the Korean war when the US Army and Air Force needed a STOL with good cargo capability and bought a few, but it's real niche turned out to be bush flying in remote parts of the world. Without this great airplane many small villages in Canada and Alaska would have no mail, beer or groceries even today. No. Beer.

    The last actual Beaver was built in 1967, but they keep rebuilding them and different companies create variations because nothing else can land on those short strips with that much cargo. If no strip, you stick on a pair of skies or floats and land on snow or lake ice, or even huge balloon "Tundra" tires that can bounce along any surface to land or take off.

    They are an amazing and versatile aircraft - incredibly noisy to fly in, cramped, everything vibrating and groaning with a big payload, yet they can get a ton of cargo in and out of places no other plane can, and do it in weather that no other plane can fly in.



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  18. Poppy

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    Canadian men like beaver, bush and puck.
     

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