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spitfirecrazy
12-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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MEGILE
12-14-2007, 12:44 PM
Tempest

Phil_K
12-14-2007, 12:48 PM
Beaufighter.

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 12:51 PM
Avro Manchester on one engine. That or Defiant vs. ten 109s.

tools4foolsA
12-14-2007, 01:00 PM
Fairey Battle...

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 01:10 PM
Vickers Vildebeest

waffen-79
12-14-2007, 01:10 PM
TEMPEST

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 01:13 PM
BLACKBURN ROC!

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 01:16 PM
heh heh heh

P-51

(1) designed to meet a British specification

(2) British idea to stick the Merlin in it

(3) Merlin a British engine

heh heh heh

ploughman
12-14-2007, 01:23 PM
Beats me, could be the B-57, the P-51 or the AV-8B. More likely it's the Tu-144 though.

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-14-2007, 01:35 PM
Fairey Battle

MB_Avro_UK
12-14-2007, 01:37 PM
Hi all,

hmmm...interesting thread...

Concorde was quite fast. And the Airbus has been quite succesful.

And the Comet was the first jet airliner.

The Buccaneer made a name for itself.

And don't forget the Harrier,the world's first vertical take off fighter.

The Canberra jet bomber first flew in 1947 and is still in service today.

To name a few..make your choice http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

tools4foolsA
12-14-2007, 01:40 PM
Vickers Wellesly...what a beauty

Short Singapore...ultimate seaplane

Handley Page Harrow...bombing with courage

Gloster F9/37...the other Whirlwind


++++++

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:10 PM
PUSS MOTH!!!!

BRISTOL BRABAZON!!!!

R-101!!!!

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:13 PM
BE2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:13 PM
HARRY TATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phil_K
12-14-2007, 02:14 PM
The South Kent flood plane

ploughman
12-14-2007, 02:19 PM
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leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:19 PM
"The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plane."

K_Freddie
12-14-2007, 02:20 PM
Fairey Swordfish...
I'd say the loss-vs-target ratio is probably highest for any a/c of WW2.

It was difficult to shoot these planes down.. they were SLOW and shells went right through the airframe only making a small hole.
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leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:22 PM
FAIREY ALBACORE

FAIREY BARRACUDA

FAIREY FIREFLY

BLACKBURN SKUA

BLACKBURN BLACKBURN

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 02:24 PM
PLANE JANE!!!!!!!!!!!

Kurfurst__
12-14-2007, 02:29 PM
Tempest.

Rattler68
12-14-2007, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by spitfirecrazy:
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How can you put all of those together into one poll? They don't all have the same roles.

The Spit is a pretty crappy high level bomber - it's nearly impossible to make sense of the sight/drop angle relationship....

Troll elsewhere.......

Rattler68
12-14-2007, 03:30 PM
BTW: everyone KNOWS it's the Fairey Gannet - what a plane! Beauty and brains!!

HuninMunin
12-14-2007, 03:36 PM
From an innovation point of view the Mossie gets my vote for shure.
High performence design build of non-strategic materials used in a role it really shined in.
Brilliant.

MB_Avro_UK
12-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by HuninMunin:
From an innovation point of view the Mossie gets my vote for shure.
High performence design build of non-strategic materials used in a role it really shined in.
Brilliant.

Yes,I agree. The il2 version is mid-war and does not reflect the capabilities of the Mosquito.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

hsj41
12-14-2007, 03:52 PM
Its the spitfire no spitfire battle of britain would have been lost. britain would have been in jail rest of the war.And lucky for britain germany started to bomb the citys instead of staying the airfields because britain would have lost anyway.

VF-17_Jolly
12-14-2007, 04:28 PM
Lease Lend PBY

x6BL_Brando
12-14-2007, 04:32 PM
These intellectual threads should be banned

biggs222
12-14-2007, 04:37 PM
sopwith camel.

flyingloon
12-14-2007, 04:39 PM
vulcan

han freak solo
12-14-2007, 04:42 PM
FTW

http://home.cinci.rr.com/estople/weirdair/lysander.jpg

ElAurens
12-14-2007, 04:59 PM
The best is what you have on hand that gets the job done.

I do have a soft spot for the Firefly though...

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/3844/fireflyee3.jpg

biggs222
12-14-2007, 06:47 PM
this plane PWNed in the BoB:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/Biggs222/defiant.jpg

hotspace
12-14-2007, 07:08 PM
You silly people, you http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:17 PM
"I've always thought 'best aircraft' threads are terribly silly."

http://www.skycontrol.net/UserFiles/Image/History_img/200607/200607raf-guy-gibson-3.jpg

"I've always thought 'best aircraft' threads are for xxxxxxs, xxxs, and xxxxxxs like xxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxx."

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"When I see a 'best aircraft' thread, I immediately schedule a Main Force saturation attack on it for six nights."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Air_Chief_Marshal_Sir_Arthur_Harris.jpg/200px-Air_Chief_Marshal_Sir_Arthur_Harris.jpg

"'BEST AIRCRAFT' THREADS? SHOOT THE MAN WHO STARTED IT, AND PUT THE REST IN BE2 SQUADRONS!!!!!!!!!!!"

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leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:31 PM
"Uh, repeat the question, bitte."

http://www.extrememortman.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/Hermann%20Goering%20Nurmeberg.jpg

"Spitfire porked."
"No, it isn't."
"Spitfire porked."
"No, it isn't."
"Spitfire..."

http://www.hobbymex.com/historia/galland/galland1.jpg

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:32 PM
"B-24"

http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=29400&rendTypeId=4

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:44 PM
"Blackburn Blackburn"

http://www.pacific-war.com/yamamoto.jpg

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:47 PM
"Blackburn Blackburn"

http://hentaisama.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/mussolini_main.jpg

leitmotiv
12-14-2007, 09:50 PM
"This is plane silly."

http://www42.tok2.com/home/avionroad/British%20Military/blackburn.JPG
Blackburn Blackburn

HuninMunin
12-14-2007, 11:27 PM
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spitfirecrazy
12-15-2007, 02:59 AM
i ment in the poll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif

Whirlin_merlin
12-15-2007, 03:44 AM
Got to be the mosquito, that 'q' gives it a whopping great scrabble score of 19.
The worst of course is the Lancaster with a mere 11, and it's a proper noun so you cant use it any way.

Phil_K
12-15-2007, 03:50 AM
Somebody gave me a Polish scrabble set for Christmas. The W's, Y's and Z's are worth 1, and the A's and E's are worth 10.......

MEGILE
12-15-2007, 04:36 AM
Originally posted by spitfirecrazy:
i ment in the poll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif

oops.

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 04:46 AM
Polls are for those who think within boxes.

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 04:48 AM
"What's a British aircraft?"


http://www.warbirdbuilder.com/Erich_Hartmann.jpg

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 04:52 AM
"What's a best British aircraft?"


http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/foto/bar1.jpg

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 05:00 AM
"Spitfeuer ist geporked."

http://www.freewebs.com/history_banner/hermann.jpg

MEGILE
12-15-2007, 05:10 AM
Spitfire XIV gets my vote... my charts say it all.

http://i.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0712/nfl.cheerleaders.week14/images/jagsop59-9963-mid.jpg

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 05:12 AM
"Lancaster ist geporked."
"But your name is Meier."
"Lancaster ist geporked."
"But your name is Meier."
"Lancaster ist..."

http://www.afa.org/magazine/March2007/gomorrah05.jpg

HuninMunin
12-15-2007, 05:16 AM
Wallpaper material right there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I'm gonna get it printed.

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 05:17 AM
"Bf 109 ist uber."

http://www.101lifestyle.com/images/celebs/claudia_schiffer/claudia_schiffer5.jpg

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 05:24 AM
"The Spitfire clearly is best."
"Sorry, Margot, the Lancaster is best."
"Not."
"Is."
"Not."
"I'm throwing a scone at you."
"Wouldn't dare."
"Would."
"Wouldn't..."

http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img0968.jpg

ViktorViktor
12-15-2007, 05:26 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Sopwith Camel - the mount of Snoopy !!

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BSS_Sniper
12-15-2007, 05:34 AM
Harry Potter's broom

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 05:37 AM
Mary Poppins' brolly.

spitfirecrazy
12-15-2007, 05:51 AM
the poll not your heads
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gizmo60
12-15-2007, 06:00 AM
Originally posted by spitfirecrazy:
i ment in the poll http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/353.gif


surrender.. you will not be harmed

HuninMunin
12-15-2007, 06:02 AM
Stop http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gifing da forum haXXors.

DuxCorvan
12-15-2007, 06:02 AM
http://www.xs4all.nl/~tozu/me109/foreign/images/014gb10.jpg

Monty_Thrud
12-15-2007, 06:03 AM
Lend lease BF109... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

HuninMunin
12-15-2007, 06:06 AM
Is it me eyes or does it say "Manchester United"
behind the pit?

MEGILE
12-15-2007, 06:07 AM
Originally posted by HuninMunin:
Wallpaper material right there. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
I'm gonna get it printed.

If you are talking about the cheerleader

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That would make an awsum poster.

HuninMunin
12-15-2007, 06:08 AM
100

R_Target
12-15-2007, 07:46 AM
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R_Target
12-15-2007, 07:49 AM
http://i9.tinypic.com/6o1jhgz.jpg

han freak solo
12-15-2007, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by ViktorViktor:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Sopwith Camel - the mount of Snoopy !!

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ViktorViktor
12-15-2007, 08:07 AM
Don't you correct me in public !

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Get a haircut while you're at it !

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han freak solo
12-15-2007, 08:12 AM
Okay! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

http://www.exposay.com/celebrity-photos/dave-grohl-2006-clive-davis-pre-grammy-awards-party-1ogCtA.jpg

Bsnakeman
12-15-2007, 10:28 AM
All 5 are the best for what they┬┤re designed for.

Fighter - Tempest
Attack - Beaufighter
Bomber - Lancaster
Reco/Lias - Lysander
Blend all above - Mosquito

Best,

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 12:42 PM
English upper class drone alcoholics lured to Bomber Command station by clever bait hung on Wellington bomber. They will be loaded in the aircraft, dropped on Berlin, and proceed to become regulars in the Berlin party scene drinking up all the booze in Germany causing a morale crisis.

http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/icons/jpg/images/ph-09-0034-w.jpg

ultraHun
12-15-2007, 02:47 PM
Best British plane is the Eurofighter Typhoon. Seriously, it should prevail against any other British production plane with the possible exception of the BAE Lightning.

Accidentally it is the best German plane as well.

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 06:21 PM
Aircrew guarding their entrance hatch to keep swarms of incredibly gay British homosexuals from sneaking into their airplane.

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e208/e005176207-v6.jpg

han freak solo
12-15-2007, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Aircrew guarding their entrance hatch to keep swarms of incredibly gay British homosexuals from sneaking into their airplane.

With their ultimate goal of reaching the cockpit.

Schwarz.13
12-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by han freak solo:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Aircrew guarding their entrance hatch to keep swarms of incredibly gay British homosexuals from sneaking into their airplane.

With their ultimate goal of reaching the cockpit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm sure they would allow at least one Rear Gunner!

I mean we are talking Bummer Command after all!
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Best British plane - probably a Stanley:

http://www.michianaantiquemall.com/images/tools/b524plane.jpg

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 06:44 PM
Laughs all around!

BillyTheKid_22
12-15-2007, 07:07 PM
SPITFIRE and TEMPEST!!!!



http://graphicommunication.com/files/hawker_tempest_group764_486.jpg



http://graphicommunication.com/files/mk_xii764_486.jpg



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HayateAce
12-15-2007, 09:14 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/images/00%20Event%20and%20Misc%20Images/HOT%20NEWS%20Images/151MC%20Paul%20Bowen%20High%20Res.jpg

fordfan25
12-15-2007, 11:54 PM
MUSTANG.....well it was part brit

fordfan25
12-15-2007, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by R_Target:
http://i9.tinypic.com/6o1jhgz.jpg http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

leitmotiv
12-15-2007, 11:59 PM
http://www.jaapteeuwen.com/ww2aircraft/pictures/jpg/vickers%20virginia%203.jpg

WTE_Ibis
12-16-2007, 02:24 AM
Originally posted by HayateAce:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/images/00%20Event%20and%20Misc%20Images/HOT%20NEWS%20Images/151MC%20Paul%20Bowen%20High%20Res.jpg

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Turn the page the right way round and you can see that it's going down,(could be ghey) Tangled with a superior aircraft no doubt, so doesn't count.
Besides the pilot is one eyed thus biased, you can see the white patch over one eye.
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jensenpark
12-16-2007, 12:32 PM
Tempest V or the Seafury (ok, just missed the war, but still...)

BillyTheKid_22
12-16-2007, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by HayateAce:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/images/00%20Event%20and%20Misc%20Images/HOT%20NEWS%20Images/151MC%20Paul%20Bowen%20High%20Res.jpg



Too me!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif

Taylortony
12-16-2007, 02:05 PM
The F6 ( Lightning) was designed to burn fuel at an exorbitant rate, simply to use it before it pissed out of the equally bad leaky fuel systems it had......... Full to dry in 15 mins at full chat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif now that's motoring at its best...... Pic is a 1A, before it got extra tankage etc....

http://mickreevesmodels.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/lgtvert..jpg

Bremspropeller
12-16-2007, 04:17 PM
Tony, how fast would a Lightning go on the deck?

You know, that civvie 104 of Darryl Greenmayer still holds the deck-speed record http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

WTE_Ibis
12-17-2007, 03:58 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Taylortony:
The F6 ( Lightning) was designed to burn fuel at an exorbitant rate, simply to use it before it pissed out of the equally bad leaky fuel systems it had......... Full to dry in 15 mins at full chat http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif now that's motoring at its best...... Pic is a 1A, before it got extra tankage etc....

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My favourite Allied fighter.

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//Lightning.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//050828BRUIMG_9711-01.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//11sqnlits1024.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//56ground1024.jpg

http://premium1.uploadit.org/Ibissix//Lightning.doc


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Aaron_GT
12-17-2007, 11:17 AM
Lightning - another Petter Production.

To be fair short legs weren't considered to be a problem as it was designed as a point defence fighter, almost a manned missile (not as much as the crop of rocket-powered ones) to intercept Soviet nuclear bombers. I sometimes get the impression that they weren't necessarily expecting there to be much in the way of airfields for them to land on anyway. UK doctrine of the mid 1950s was to let the Soviets actually drop the first atomic weapon and let it go off, to see if they were serious or not, the reason being the UK defence was to be all out and the defence assets (planes, missiles, etc) were expected to be totally expended in the defence effort. I.e. you couldn't afford to risk them on a dummy attack.

leitmotiv
12-17-2007, 10:25 PM
http://www.historyofaircargo.com/img/air-cargo-airmail-image-049.jpg

Bremspropeller
12-20-2007, 11:19 AM
bump

Sergio_101
12-20-2007, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
Tony, how fast would a Lightning go on the deck?

You know, that civvie 104 of Darryl Greenmayer still holds the deck-speed record http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

No one has beat it.
A SR-71 could have beaten it, but the USAF was not interested in doing so.

Sergio

omega_max
12-20-2007, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Sergio_101:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
Tony, how fast would a Lightning go on the deck?

You know, that civvie 104 of Darryl Greenmayer still holds the deck-speed record http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

No one has beat it.
A SR-71 could have beaten it, but the USAF was not interested in doing so.

Sergio </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

While SR-71 is one of the coolest a/c ever, I don't think it could have beaten the speed record on the deck, at least not if read the flight manual envelope correctly.

http://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/5/5-9.php

Regards

omega_max (On HL (way too seldom) as Stoff)