Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by Mahross, Apr 23, 2003.
The American P-47 Juggernaut
Do you mean the Thunderbolt? It was nicknamed the "Jug".
The P38 was my childhood favorite too !!!
Two Australian beauties!
A big fan of the P-47D "Razorback" myself. No bubble, it looses it's cool with the bubble.
Yep that it is. One of my all time favorites and the mount for quite a few Finnish Aces
Boeing P-26 Peashooter - USA
i guess fighter pilots' preferences have to be influenced by things besides beauty. USN pilots on the hellcat: "if it could cook, i'd marry one."
I've seen worse criteria, and the thread title is Favorite Planes, no specific reason stated.
Here's to Japanese elegance.
Man, you got me, here she is!
My favorite is the B-17E. My great-uncle was a tail gunner.
The Whirlwind sure was pretty! Mikebatzel, how come we never heard any of his stories?
More WW2 favourites! Now the Jerrys:
Once an Iraqi, always an Iraqi
note Za the anti-personell bomblet carriage under the pre-war ugly piece of S*** the LW chap is driving
I never met got a chance to meet him. He died 3 years before my birth. I only know one story, the one where he should have been killed. I'm not sure when it happened but his best friend in the war came down with a terrible spout of food poisoning the day before an important bombing mission. My Great-Uncle Robert was not scheduled for any missions that day, so he told his friend (Mike was his name) to stay in bed and that he would take his mission for the day in the tail gunners spot. The following week Mike told him "you did me a favor by taking my flight, and now I am going to return the favor. I'll take your spot." When the Planes came back latter in the day his plane was not among them. According to my father, reports from the other pilots that day claimed no parachutes where seen from the crew. My Great-Uncles life had been saved by an act of kindness from his closest friend.