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Favorite (Post-WW2) Aircraft?

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

  1. Lias_Co_Pilot

    Lias_Co_Pilot Member

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    Lia and I always wanted to fly the B-58, but never had the chance. She had a great time flying a P-40 once, but she often gets to fly a friend's A-20.
     
  2. TA152

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    Lias, have you seen the TB-58 and A-20 at the Lone Star Museum in Galveston ? If you have not then you should make the trip. They have lots and lots of aircraft and most are airworthy. Looking up close you can see what a "mess" the main landing gear was. When I was a boy they always practiced bombed some lakes in Austin Texas and made loud sonic booms. I could predict when the boom would come by looking at their contrails on a clear day.
     
  3. Lias_Co_Pilot

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    No, last time we were in Galveston, it was a mental health day. We went to the Strand and just relaxed.

    We're quite busy recently. Maybe in a month or two.

    Back in the early 70's, jets flying out of Kirtland AFB made sonic booms. At first I liked the novelty of it, then it grew old-quick. I missed it when it stopped though. Wouldn't mind one every now and then.
     
  4. TA152

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    At airshows they had at Bergstrom AFB the Thunderbirds flying F-100's would always break the sound barrier as part of their airshow. They flew much lower back then also. The last show I saw with the F-16's they flew so high that is was not much fun to watch except for the solo pilots.
     
  5. Lias_Co_Pilot

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    I'm trying an attachment. After we helped on a rebuild a couple of years ago, Lia got to co-pilot an A-26. She got to fly it for a bit. We both were on and off that plane all weekend.
     
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    Here's an A-26 Lia got to co-pilot a couple of years ago after we helped on a rebuild. Hope it works.
     

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  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Lias Co Pilot, now I understand your name :) I suppose you'll have stories to tell us!

    Bill, you DO have good taste!

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  9. Kruska

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    Yes F-4,

    but it needs to be in Bavarian colors to really look good. :D

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  10. TA152

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    Cool looking RF-4E Kruska !
     
  11. german mauser k98k man

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    well, no other than this hunk of:muscleman:. they call it the Tu-95
     
  12. Kruska

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    Hello TA152,

    thanks and here comes another one right at you :)

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  13. ProudPapa

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    Not as sexy, but since I have exactly 1 cat shot in it, the C-2A Greyhound

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  14. Kruska

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    Hello ProudPapa,

    Yes sure not sexy, but somehow I do find the USN aircraft the most interesting and photogenic ones.

    Just as the Vigilante amongst all the others

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  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa there, Kruska! We're discussing planes here, not Works of Art!

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  16. Kruska

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    Come on Za, this babe is pure Arts

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  17. Falcon Jun

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    I have a few that comes to mind but my sentimental favorite is the F-5 Freedom Fighter because that's the first actual working fighter jet that I was able to touch and sit in the cockpit as a kid. Since then, I kind of looked into the F-5's history every once in a while and I was truly sorry when the system development came to an end with Northrop's demise.
    The last time I saw F-5's were at the old Clark Air Base last year. The jets were still in their revetments though they were no longer on active flight status. When I went back to Clark in the summer of this year, they were gone.
    Other favorites of mine are the F-4, F-15 and of course, the British Sea Harrier.
     
  18. Stefan

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    One kite which, like a true beauty, has grown on me:

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    Straight from home. It would of been a great plane. If only :( *not the photo is appearntly a replica so.. :D
     

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