View Full Version : Which plane was worth the money?

06-22-2005, 08:36 PM
I was wasting time surfing the net, and found the fallowing factoid:

Costs Comparisons ($)
Army Plane Avg. Cost
P-38 126,234
P-39 71,965
P-40 54,675
P-43 85,694
P-47 114,377
P-51 64,872

Which plane was worth the money?

06-22-2005, 09:08 PM
Out of those planes only three are really worth anything...

1) The P-38 was an outstanding multirole fighter, able to do everything from prescision level bombing, to CAS work, to fighter sweeps, and escort.

2) The P-47 was one of the best ground pounders of the war, good for CAS work.

3) The P-51 was good for long-range escort flights.

06-22-2005, 09:15 PM
Wow- the P47 was way more expensive than i expected it would be.
Where do these figures come from?
It would be interesting to compare them in todays currency.

06-22-2005, 09:30 PM
Sure wish I could buy one of those planes for that figure now.

06-22-2005, 10:20 PM
p 51 seems pretty good to me. i think it was defently worth the price. i mean look how valubul t was to b 17's.