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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:07 PM
what is today's p51?
what is today's il2?
what is today's yak3?
what is today's 109?
what is today's 190?
what is today's b-17?
what is today's me-262?
what is today's he111?

-I shot down my first bomber today, A big ol' B-17, I didn't check my 6 though, now im dying in my burning 109.
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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:07 PM
what is today's p51?
what is today's il2?
what is today's yak3?
what is today's 109?
what is today's 190?
what is today's b-17?
what is today's me-262?
what is today's he111?

-I shot down my first bomber today, A big ol' B-17, I didn't check my 6 though, now im dying in my burning 109.
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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:22 PM
if your looking for a analogy between ww2 aircraft and todays aircraft, i dont think there is one. technology has advanced so far in the last 75 years, and new aircraft have multi-mission uses, so i dont think these comparisons can be made.

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:40 PM
I understand what you're saying surveyor, but still an interesting question none-the-less. Could lead to an even more interesting discussion considering this forum and it's regular posters! lol /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Honestly, I know way more about older prop fighters than modern fighter jets so......


IL2 = A10 Warthog.

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:54 PM
P47 = A10 Warthog
P51 = F15 Eagle
P39 = F16 Falcon
B17 = B2
BF109 = None. Cause germans havent developed any military aircraft fit for competition after the war. Boo hoo.
Corsair = F14 Tomcat
He111= nien.....
Hellcat = F4 Phantom

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:54 PM
IMHO!!
p51--->F15




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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 07:57 PM
Yeah, like Surveyor said, today's aircraft are multipurpose and can do pretty much everything that all of those WWII aircraft could do, and more. If you still want a simple comparison though...

-P-51, Yak-3, and the BF-109 were mainly fighters, so they would probably be most similar to the F-16... even though the F-16 is still good for ground pounding too. Maybe the F-15 as well...

-The IL-2 is similar to the A-10.

-The FW-190 is similar to the F-14, main purpose is to take down bombers.

-B-17 = B52.

-He-111 is kinda like the B1B Lancer, used for hitting strategic targets.

-And the Me-262... i can't think of anything for that.

Also, i know that i left out all of the aircraft that aren't American, because i'm not as familiar with those. But they're all basicly the same anyways. For example the Su-27 does pretty much the same thing as the F-15, generally speaking.


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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 08:30 PM
Me262=F22.. Advanced and mysterious, but not in enough numbers to do a difference.

XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 08:59 PM
P47 = A10 Warthog
P51 = F15 Eagle
P39 = F16 Falcon
B17 = B2
BF109 = None. Cause germans havent developed any military aircraft fit for competition after the war. Boo hoo.
Corsair = F14 Tomcat
He111= nien.....
Hellcat = F4 Phantom

ALL of the above =

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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 09:45 PM
IL 2 - Su25 Frogfoot
B17 - B52


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XyZspineZyX
06-28-2003, 09:49 PM
Heck just the F-15 is the venerable B-17, Me-262, and Il-2 all in the same package. Think about it, the F-15 can carry more bombs than a B-17 ever could, it is still after nearly 30 years one of the best tactical fighters with its high speed, powerful radar and great avionics, and it can get down and dirty as a low level CAS type attack plane. Same could be said for the F-16 or F/A-18. No aircraft in history has ever been able to perform so many roles so well as the multi-role fighters the US have developed in the last 30 to 40 years. Even the F-4 was a pretty good multi-role platform once they put in a gun. Other countries have produce great single role AC, but nothing like the Eagle, Falcon and Hornet.

XyZspineZyX
06-29-2003, 04:21 AM
As far as the he111, a medium bomber goes, the USAF equivalent was the F111 .. but the F111 could carry more bombs than any WWII heavy bomber aside from the B29 .. so its hard to draw an analogy, there really is no need for medium bombers the modern fighters can fill that role

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 03:50 PM
I think the best modern Fw190 would be the MiG 30...i think? or whatever the foxbat is...the one that goes mach 3

-I shot down my first bomber today, A big ol' B-17, I didn't check my 6 though, now im dying in my burning 109.
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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 04:03 PM
I believe that the A-10 was designated the "Thunderbolt" for a reason. It was definately a reference to the P-47, in it's ground attack roll. The pilots nicknamed it the warthog because of it's bizarre, er . . . beauty.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/p39s.jpg


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fluke39
07-01-2003, 04:11 PM
tsisqua wrote:
- I believe that the A-10 was designated the
- "Thunderbolt" for a reason. It was definately a
- reference to the P-47, in it's ground attack roll.
- The pilots nicknamed it the warthog because of it's
- bizarre, er . . . beauty.


i agree with this but for some reason i have always associated the Mitchell with 75mm cannon with the A-10 as they had similar roles and to an extent look similar.

also the B17 would be the B52
And P51 perhaps the F-15 or something similar
ME262 hmmm maybe one of those new ones - the latest eurofighter or whatever there called

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Message Edited on 07/01/0304:14PM by fluke39

XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 04:18 PM
fluke39 wrote:
-..... for some reason i have always
- associated the Mitchell with 75mm cannon with the
- A-10 as they had similar roles and to an extent look
- similar.


Good point! Also, as far as modern warbirds are concerned, the A-10 is definitely my favorite. I'm waiting for LOMAC just for that one!

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XyZspineZyX
07-01-2003, 04:39 PM
Too bad there is no F/A-18 Hornet is LOAMC

-I shot down my first bomber today, A big ol' B-17, I didn't check my 6 though, now im dying in my burning 109.
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