View Full Version : If I could own and opperate any WWII aircraft

08-01-2009, 10:21 PM
It would definitely be a Stuka! Only two survived WWII and are museum queens that are non flyable.

Its low speed stability and ease of flight is legendary.

You would be one of the coolest guys at an air show especially if you dive bombed with dummy bombs and Siren!

You could hall a passenger around.

The aircraft is fairly rugged for that ooopppss landing

The aircraft is super stable with that giant vertical stabilizer.

08-02-2009, 12:02 AM
I wouldn't take it to any airshows in Poland....

08-02-2009, 01:56 AM
You can always build a flyable replica http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif



08-02-2009, 02:28 AM
I'm thinking of Yak-9... they made those factory fresh specimen, not so far ago IIRC.

08-02-2009, 10:09 AM
Even though I'm a huge fan of the Curtiss Hawks, in reality the WW 2 aircraft I'd own is the Piper Cub, otherwise known as the L-4.

Relatively inexpensive, especially by war bird standards, and in the US it can be operated under the Light Sport Airplane category, which has less strict pilot licensing provisions.


The L4 also took part in the last dogfight of WW2.

From Wiki...

In Europe, the final dogfight of WWII occurred between an L-4 and a German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch. The pilot and co-pilot of the L-4, Lts. Duane Francis and Bill Martin, opened fire on the Storch with their .45 caliber pistols, forcing the German air crew to land and surrender.


08-02-2009, 11:57 AM
Meh, instead of flying replica stuka, flyring replica BF109 , Hell yeah baby!

08-02-2009, 01:44 PM
Mine would be P-38 hands down XD

08-02-2009, 05:19 PM
Either an F-5 or a F-35...... Probably the F-5. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Edit:......Oh.....WWII...http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/images/smilies/eusa_think.gif ....

08-03-2009, 03:10 AM
well as most of you know i have thing for the RAF so spitfire or seafire for me well that or tempest.

08-03-2009, 01:03 PM
Pby-5a Go anywhere and bring the family http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

08-03-2009, 02:49 PM
Kyushu J7W1 Shinden

http://www.1000aircraftphotos....einBernhard/6035.htm (http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/6035.htm)

08-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Definitely a PBY. Nothing's worth having if you can't share it.

08-03-2009, 05:55 PM
Living in gorge country up in the mountains the Storch is the most practical - even more so because there are Aussie made replicas sold as ag planes readily available.

08-03-2009, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Boosher:
Definitely a PBY. Nothing's worth having if you can't share it.
And the L-4 is awesome too.

But since no-one has mentioned it and I think it would be a complete JOY (if safe!) the Me163!!!

A rocket and a glider, great maneuverability. Talk about shooting to heaven and touching the face of God! Just sounds thrilling!
And nice cold beer afterwards.

Yes I know the flight wouldnt last long, but the climax would be worth it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif