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p-11.cAce
05-28-2010, 10:55 AM
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/2/7/5/0903572.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Bremspropeller
05-28-2010, 11:00 AM
Disagree 101% http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Deedsundone
05-28-2010, 11:30 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/S-8/ST1.jpg

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 11:42 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/De_Havilland_Hornet_F1.jpg

sgilewicz
05-28-2010, 11:59 AM
Even though I'm a Yank and a Pratt & Whitney fanboy, I must admit that the Spit was the most beautiful aircraft of WW2. As to the most beautiful ever? It might be, but I would propose the F-86 as at least its equal!

TinyTim
05-28-2010, 12:08 PM
At least among WW2 fighters, nothing beats Arsenal:

http://img475.imageshack.us/img475/8235/vg33highrez8lm.jpg

JtD
05-28-2010, 12:10 PM
Imho, if it hasn't got two engines, it's not the most beautiful.

p-11.cAce
05-28-2010, 12:27 PM
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/1/8/4/1270481.jpg

Second place http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Bremspropeller
05-28-2010, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by JtD:
Imho, if it hasn't got two engines, it's not the most beautiful.

I always knew you were some kinda masochist http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/lightning-crew.jpg

Jaws2002
05-28-2010, 12:46 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/<FA>Jaws/ROF/J5FORMb.jpg

It all went down hill from there.

p-11.cAce
05-28-2010, 01:01 PM
http://www.khulsey.com/stockphotography/messerschmitt-kabinenroller-kr200-1956.jpeg

....most beautiful car ever!!!!!!!

j/k - though it is kind of charming http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bremspropeller
05-28-2010, 01:36 PM
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/pics/large/f10426+74.jpg
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/world/large/104wFX83.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Metatron_123
05-28-2010, 01:54 PM
Aircraft beauty trolling.

Well I like the Albatros, The late Bf-109s, plus most Italian planes, especially the Reggiane Re-2001 and 2005, the Seafire mk 47, Fw-190 D, Mig-15... I guess these share a sort of waspish charm!

Treetop64
05-28-2010, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/pics/large/f10426+74.jpg
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/world/large/104wFX83.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Stunning that this thing actually flew. Looks like it would fall out of the sky if it wasn't flying at gazillion knots.

Landing it must have been real interesting... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

VF-17_Jolly
05-28-2010, 02:21 PM
ruggedly handsome

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/4kv9qg.jpg

Treetop64
05-28-2010, 02:29 PM
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1719/jimwrightshughesh1atosh.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3958/hughesh1racer.jpg

Hughes H1 Racer. The short-winged version is sexier, but I can't find any good quality photos of it.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Bremspropeller
05-28-2010, 02:30 PM
Landing it must have been real interesting...

Depends - minimum touchdown-speed at about 150KIAS, might be as high as 190KIAS depending on gross-weight.

Takeoff was more interesting..
Take-off-speed at max gross was 230KIAS with a max tyre-speed of 240KIAS and a max gear-door speed of 260KIAS.

"Clean" takeoff was at about 190KIAS.

L/D is about 0.4 better than an F-4's and max sustained g is 7, which is on par with the unslatted F-4 and tops for it's time.

So, after all, those "tiny" wings did their job pretty well.

ytareh
05-28-2010, 02:35 PM
+1 on the Starfighter Treetop !But I like the Gloster Meteor amongst those Ive seen in the metal.And the EE Lightning is a fave of mine but more for the brute power than its beauty ...Underside of a Spit DOES look very organically beautiful ...That french fighter does look pretty but in a same-ish way like say a Ki100 bubble top or MC202 etc etc ....
Wouldnt like the Bf108 at all...nor WW1 planes mostly...not even that mad about that twin engined british "Hornet"?And yeah the Dora in pic DOES look well
Starfighter wins by a long length IMO though ...
EDIT Just seen that H1 racer Treetop posted ....VERY NICE!

Bremspropeller
05-28-2010, 02:39 PM
Yeah, the H-1 definately is a contender http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

KRISTORF
05-28-2010, 02:46 PM
Two of the most asthetically pleasing aircraft ever built

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/2641070955_7f01644eab_b.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/2641079025_5929a44098_b.jpg

trashcanUK
05-28-2010, 04:32 PM
http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx40/trashcanman2010/SeaVixen_01a.jpg

ElAurens
05-28-2010, 04:32 PM
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/7345/mkspitfireinflight2jpg.jpg

And I'm sorry, but no jet can vie for the title of the most beautiful aircraft.

Mr_Zooly
05-28-2010, 05:11 PM
Lots of British aircraft on here http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
I heard that Freddie Kruger's (Robert Englund) dad was a part of the team that designed the F104, anyone want to confirm this please?

TinyTim
05-28-2010, 05:22 PM
I was amazed when I had a chance to actually touch the leading edge of F-104 wing. Sharp as a knife. No wonder they had to attach protection for the ground crew over them, or many people could get seriously hurt.

ggb123
05-28-2010, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JtD:
Imho, if it hasn't got two engines, it's not the most beautiful.

I always knew you were some kinda masochist http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/lightning-crew.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What exactly is this!? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7866/lightningx.jpg

RegRag1977
05-28-2010, 05:41 PM
Nothing beats delta wings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEPcvFB2yn0

b2spirita
05-28-2010, 05:54 PM
http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/fighter/javelin/javelin_14.jpg

Kettenhunde
05-28-2010, 06:53 PM
Lots of British aircraft on here

With the exception of the Spitfire, the British have a fetish for ugly airplanes.

I mean have your looked at the Blackburn Skua??

It fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down...

http://image32.webshots.com/33...9682337MjFtdt_ph.jpg (http://image32.webshots.com/33/8/23/37/339682337MjFtdt_ph.jpg)

Now a Spartan Executive is just class on the wing.

http://www.lpjetservices.com/s.../images/spartan2.jpg (http://www.lpjetservices.com/spartan/images/spartan2.jpg)

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 07:22 PM
With the exception of the Spitfire, the British have a fetish for ugly airplanes.

How dare you:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/Inflexible.jpg
Well, maybe you're right after all. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You have to admit the De Havilland Hornet I posted earlier is a looker though.

Persecutor_352
05-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Those other airplanes are nice, but even MysticPuma has to admit that here are two examples of the most beautiful warbird ever.

http://www.352ndfg.com/images/Chino2009/Two-TigerCats.png

Taken at the Chino Airshow, May 2009.

ImMoreBetter
05-28-2010, 08:13 PM
The 109 is probably one of the ugliest aircraft ever.

I adore it. All practical.

This one is from that same tree. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/1961/su472ta1.jpg

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 08:16 PM
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7382/macchimc72.jpg

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 08:48 PM
Sorry, Persecutor_352. Those would be nice-looking aircraft, but they were made by Gr****n, and therefore are ugly by definition. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

IrR4tiOn4L: right competition, wrong designer:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ec/Supermarine_S.6B_ExCC.jpg

baronWastelan
05-28-2010, 09:27 PM
SOW isn't even out yet, I'm already sick of the Emil.

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by baronWastelan:
SOW isn't even out yet, I'm already sick of the Emil.
But when SoW comes out, you can have your revenge. Show them what a good-looking aeroplane (or even a Hurricane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ) can do to an Emil when it is low on fuel and scuttling back to France...

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Sorry, Persecutor_352. Those would be nice-looking aircraft, but they were made by Gr****n, and therefore are ugly by definition. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

IrR4tiOn4L: right competition, wrong designer:

Howa a dare ayou suggest we a tha wrong disign!

Wat has that Brritish pig-craft to do with a buety!

But seriously, the MC 72 was better. To this day the World speed record for Seaplanes - 709(!!!) km/h. Try that in your Supermarine!

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 10:12 PM
MC 72
Hah! Real men fly aeroplanes with no forward view...

Edit---
Typo - 'me' meant 'men'...

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
And I'm sorry, but no jet can vie for the title of the most beautiful aircraft.

Not true!

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8061/sukhoisu27flanker1.jpg

Just like a Ferrari, its all about poise and power as it moves



Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">MC 72
Hah! Real me fly aeroplanes with no forward view... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thatta de best you got?

We a had to makea de vindows small beecause ita go so mucha faster thana supermarine pig-craft!

EDIT: Wow, man the view out of that Supermarine S6B is BAD!

Anyway if you dont like the MC 72, i think youll still have to agree the following puts a one-up over the S6B

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1516/macchim6720090606.jpg

Its like a more beautiful Supermarine!

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Kettenhunde:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Lots of British aircraft on here

With the exception of the Spitfire, the British have a fetish for ugly airplanes.

I mean have your looked at the Blackburn Skua??

It fell out the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I googled it and nearly died laughing!

That is truly ugly~!

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8640/blackburnskual2923.png

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 10:48 PM
EDIT: Wow, man the view out of that Supermarine S6B is BAD!
Exactly. The S6B has no need for a forward view, since the opposition must clearly be behind it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sadly, this philosophy, though useful for a plane that used the Solent as an airfield, proved a little embarrassing later when tried with wheels. Though the Hurricane may have not matched the Spitfire in elegance (or many other things), it did at least enable you to see which county you were landing in...

Having said that, the Spitfire does seem to have a unique two-stage braking system. The first stage applies maximal force to the wheels, and if that doesn't stop you, the prop digging into the turf usually does. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

How anyone can fail to see the utter perfection of an aircraft that has built in stowage for a pipe and tobacco, I really don't understand...

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">EDIT: Wow, man the view out of that Supermarine S6B is BAD!
Exactly. The S6B has no need for a forward view, since the opposition must clearly be behind it... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sadly, this philosophy, though useful for a plane that used the Solent as an airfield, proved a little embarrassing later when tried with wheels. Though the Hurricane may have not matched the Spitfire in elegance (or many other things), it did at least enable you to see which county you were landing in...

Having said that, the Spitfire does seem to have a unique two-stage braking system. The first stage applies maximal force to the wheels, and if that doesn't stop you, the prop digging into the turf usually does. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

How anyone can fail to see the utter perfection of an aircraft that has built in stowage for a pipe and tobacco, I really don't understand... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol okey, wea givva points for tha tobbaco

WTE_Galway
05-28-2010, 10:56 PM
The Spitfire is too effete and nansy pansy girly for a warbird ....


Originally posted by RegRag1977:
Nothing beats delta wings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif :


http://s3.amazonaws.com/estock_dev/fspid9/64/18/56/xb70-valkurie-641856-l.jpg

http://cdn.globalaircraft.org/media/img/planes/lowres/xb-70_1.jpg

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
The Spitfire is too effete and nansy pansy girly for a warbird ....

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RegRag1977:
Nothing beats delta wings http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif :


</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Holy heck thats taking it to the extreme!

AndyJWest
05-28-2010, 11:10 PM
I'm not even going to dignify that with a reply, WTE_G. I can make one of those from a sheet of foolscap paper - and it will probably fly better. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Going back to Italian design, regardless of what you think of their aircraft, they do seem to have designed some of the best instrument panels - The Fiat G 50 being a case in point. Practical considerations seem to have necessitated putting the flaps and undercarriage operating levers adjacent to each other. The Italians found a way to minimise any possibility of confusion:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/ajv00987k/il2fb2010-05-2906-01-01-59.jpg

irR4tiOn4L
05-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Lol little model wing and wheel - Brilliant!


Based on the current entrants, its a tie between the MC 72 and Hughes H1 for me.

Both very beautiful, but in different ways.


MC 72 more feminine

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7382/macchimc72.jpg


Hughes H1 more masculine

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/3958/hughesh1racer.jpg

WTE_Galway
05-29-2010, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
I'm not even going to dignify that with a reply, WTE_G. I can make one of those from a sheet of foolscap paper - and it will probably fly better. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The initial prototype was plagued by hydraulic problems and panel seperation at speed and had inherent stability issues over Mach 3.0 but all of that was fixed in the second prototype.

The second prototype was able to maintain sustained flight at over mach 3 without the heat issues that plagued other designs like the SR71. Prototype 2 was lost because it was hit by a F104 that got too close during a photoshoot, no fault of the Valkyrie at all.

The project was subject to an extensive panning in the press as part of one of those regular cost cut campaigns the Americans indulge in occasionally. A lot of the criticism was politically motivated. Much like the later supersonic version of the B1 bomber it was eventually cancelled as too expensive compared to other options.

robtek1957
05-29-2010, 03:06 AM
Now i think the most beautiful plane is clearly ignored!
It clearly can't be a sissyfire http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif or a product made by british designers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif and for shure not a american mass-production model. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
It must have clear lines, be streamlined, it must express it's purpose.
One of the of the most feared predators is the shark, when you look at this beauty you see a hunting shark, prowling the skies for prey.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Messerschmitt_Me_262A_at_the_National_Museum_of_th e_USAF.jpg

Feathered_IV
05-29-2010, 04:10 AM
http://www.gamez.com.tw/attachments/forumid_541/002_nI8oC53vhi6J.jpg

Gammelpreusse
05-29-2010, 04:37 AM
http://www.solatechnical.com/daisey-designs/bugatti/bug100-15.jpg

this one

Monty_Thrud
05-29-2010, 04:39 AM
British ~ Spitfire ~ Mosquito

US ~ P40 ~ P38

German ~ Bf109E ~ Me262/He111

Russian ~ Mig3u ~ Pe-8

Italiano ~ Re.2005 Sagittario ~ SM79 Sparrow Hawk

spunkmyer161
05-29-2010, 05:11 AM
Two of my favorite aircraft:

http://static.rcgroups.com/forums/attachments/1/4/9/1/a1186930-0-BF-109-3.jpg

&

http://origin-images.rcunivers...s/276520/Db85044.jpg (http://origin-images.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/276520/Db85044.jpg)

LEBillfish
05-29-2010, 05:59 AM
Without question......

#1
http://www.mc******ssonline.com/burt/images/connie.jpg

#2
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Convair_B-58_Hustler_USAF.jpg/800px-Convair_B-58_Hustler_USAF.jpg

K2

RAF_OldBuzzard
05-29-2010, 06:18 AM
I'm with you LBF.

The Connie is, without question, THE most elegant aircraft to ever take wing.

M2morris
05-29-2010, 06:33 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/supermarine-spitfire-pr19-griffon.jpg

Scolar
05-29-2010, 07:06 AM
Without doubt the best looking aircraft at the moment is the Dassault Rafale.

http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/dassault-rafale.jpg
http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/rafale/images/rafale_10.jpg
http://media.moddb.com/images/groups/1/3/2044/rafale_ag.jpg

p-11.cAce
05-29-2010, 07:48 AM
+1 on the Hustler http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The funny thing about IL2 is I always thought it WAS and Emil simulator with some other fluff thrown in - SOW is just the obvious follow on http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LLv34_Flanker
05-29-2010, 09:55 AM
S!

Me262 is among those classical planes, it looks like a shark and a predator. Was ahead of it's time when entered service.

Another classic is the Bf109E-4. Maybe a bit blocky but still the lines show that the designer knew what he was doing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bo_Nidle
05-29-2010, 10:02 AM
Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
http://www.solatechnical.com/daisey-designs/bugatti/bug100-15.jpg

this one

bump,bump,bumpity bump,bump!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Airmail109
05-29-2010, 10:08 AM
My grandfather helped design and worked on the engine mounts for the S6B. The Schneider trophy machine currently resides in the London Science Museum in an unrestored state, it's literally rotting away. Disgusts me.

Metatron_123
05-29-2010, 10:17 AM
Clearly beauty is a subjective matter... Although the Spitfire is as close to 'objectively beautiful' as possible I guess. I think my main problem with it is that it always wears uninspiring, uniform paint-schemes.

To people that like the Starfighter, beautiful doesn't mean 'most pointed', or we'd just be posting pictures of needles or bullets. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oops, I did it again! Beauty is subjective, beauty is subjective.

Mr_Zooly
05-29-2010, 10:28 AM
The old saying is: beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Friendly_flyer
05-29-2010, 01:15 PM
Lots of nice planes here! The 30ies racers are certainly among the better designs. Personally, I have a thing for the Hart/Fury family. They are like a more slim, clean Hurricane:

http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/miller/images/HAW_HART.jpg

R_Target
05-29-2010, 01:20 PM
You guys never learn. There can be only one. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://i50.tinypic.com/1zwzs44.jpg

Ba5tard5word
05-29-2010, 01:25 PM
http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acimages/saab21_erikfrikke.jpg

Mr_Zooly
05-29-2010, 01:47 PM
@ Friendly_Flyer
Went away for a few days a couple of weeks ago and a Hart did a few low passes over where we were, a wonderful sight glistening in the setting sun, sure is a beauty.

Friendly_flyer
05-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
a wonderful sight glistening in the setting sun, sure is a beauty.

Isn't she?

We had a Tigermoth in pre-war Norwegian scheme here the other day. A nice sight, but a not up to the Harts standard.

@ R_Target: In your paint schemes, she can look good. But the plane itself looks a bit like (how do I put this gently...) a dustbin with wings.

R_Target
05-29-2010, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
@ R_Target: In your paint schemes, she can look good. But the plane itself looks a bit like (how do I put this gently...) a dustbin with wings.

Lol. Keith Richards doesn't have to look sharp to deliver the goods. The same principle applies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

M2morris
05-29-2010, 03:29 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/north-american-f-86-sabre.jpg

mhuxt
05-29-2010, 04:30 PM
^ teh winnar

Mr_Zooly
05-29-2010, 05:03 PM
How about the DH Vampire? I cant seem to retrieve my photobucket details or I would post a pic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

TinyTim
05-29-2010, 05:51 PM
This thing beats even the Skua:

http://airwar.ru/image/i/spyww2/si201-i.jpg

Siebel Si 201

Ba5tard5word
05-29-2010, 06:14 PM
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/CaproniCa_60large.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6e/Handley_Page_Heyford.jpg

WTE_Galway
05-29-2010, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/CaproniCa_60large.jpg





I am still stunned to this day the CA60 actually got airborne, I had originally thought it was a joke plane until I looked it up one day. It simply does not look like something you would expect to actually fly.

ImMoreBetter
05-29-2010, 08:27 PM
No '51s yet? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KgIqQvYUs3I/SBRzJE_f8GI/AAAAAAAABJY/OJejsX76DWE/S660/p51D01.jpg

It even looks like a fighter plane.

Feathered_IV
05-29-2010, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/aircraft-pictures/CaproniCa_60large.jpg


"Now you can fly to Naples without leaving your apartment!"

tenmmike
05-29-2010, 09:38 PM
what aircraft is that?

Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
http://www.solatechnical.com/daisey-designs/bugatti/bug100-15.jpg

this one

Tully__
05-29-2010, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by tenmmike:
what aircraft is that?
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
http://www.solatechnical.com/d...ugatti/bug100-15.jpg (http://www.solatechnical.com/daisey-designs/bugatti/bug100-15.jpg)

this one

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Bugatti R100 racer I believe (yeah, I cheated and looked at the file name then used google).

tenmmike
05-29-2010, 10:28 PM
thanks tully, right click with xp gave properties and i could have seen that, but with my new win 7 i see i have to save the pic then go find its properties..

R_Target
05-29-2010, 11:17 PM
Ohhh, you mean planes that actually look good. Japanese are peerless IMO.

http://i45.tinypic.com/16hot8i.jpg

M2morris
05-29-2010, 11:18 PM
Here's an A-36 Invader Dive bomber with hydraulic dive brakes.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b206/planegeek/north-american-a-36-invader.jpg

AndyJWest
05-29-2010, 11:34 PM
Here's an A-36 Invader Dive bomber with hydraulic dive brakes.
And how exactly do the 'hydraulic dive brakes' enhance it's beauty?

Whatever beauty is, hydraulics are only relevant for waterfalls, 'looking like a fighter' is a pale substitute for being one, and looking fast, pointy, and likely to go bang is nothing to do with it. Would you like your wife/girlfriend/significant other to have the subtle curves of a Spitfire, or the butch muscularity and crass utilitarianism of a butcher-bird?

Don't bother to answer this. If you can't see the difference, you are beyond hope. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Treetop64
05-29-2010, 11:54 PM
Jokes aside, it's interesting to see the brakes deployed on that A-36. During the war they were closed shut and rendered inoperative, either by the factory or in the field.

orville07
05-30-2010, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Here's an A-36 Invader Dive bomber with hydraulic dive brakes.
And how exactly do the 'hydraulic dive brakes' enhance it's beauty?

Whatever beauty is, hydraulics are only relevant for waterfalls, 'looking like a fighter' is a pale substitute for being one, and looking fast, pointy, and likely to go bang is nothing to do with it. Would you like your wife/girlfriend/significant other to have the subtle curves of a Spitfire, or the butch muscularity and crass utilitarianism of a butcher-bird?

Don't bother to answer this. If you can't see the difference, you are beyond hope. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed Andy!

The Spit made flesh......

http://www.vivagoal.com/images...rs/kelly-brook-3.jpg (http://www.vivagoal.com/images/wallpapers/kelly-brook-3.jpg)


And Introducing, the Lovely FW190!

http://hereforever.files.wordp...an-boyle-pebbles.jpg (http://hereforever.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/susan-boyle-pebbles.jpg)

LMAO!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tomtheyak
05-30-2010, 05:22 AM
You guys is ALL wrong. P-38 FTW. Be sure.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a52/tomtheyak/p38-4453095-6.jpg

RegRag1977
05-30-2010, 05:33 AM
Originally posted by orville07:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Here's an A-36 Invader Dive bomber with hydraulic dive brakes.
And how exactly do the 'hydraulic dive brakes' enhance it's beauty?

Whatever beauty is, hydraulics are only relevant for waterfalls, 'looking like a fighter' is a pale substitute for being one, and looking fast, pointy, and likely to go bang is nothing to do with it. Would you like your wife/girlfriend/significant other to have the subtle curves of a Spitfire, or the butch muscularity and crass utilitarianism of a butcher-bird?

Don't bother to answer this. If you can't see the difference, you are beyond hope. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Indeed Andy!

The Spit made flesh......

http://www.vivagoal.com/images...rs/kelly-brook-3.jpg (http://www.vivagoal.com/images/wallpapers/kelly-brook-3.jpg)


And Introducing, the Lovely FW190!

http://hereforever.files.wordp...an-boyle-pebbles.jpg (http://hereforever.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/susan-boyle-pebbles.jpg)

LMAO!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The problem is that the spit only seems beautiful: as soon as you see its two underwing fat and ugly things(radiator/intercooler), then you realize that it would be like the girl on the first pic, but with two horrible unattractive and saggy thing in the place of a firm belly. Let me ask you, what is the point of having a cute face if you have an ugly wart in the middle of it?.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Metatron_123
05-30-2010, 06:08 AM
Yeah cause as bellies go, the Mustang is the definition of subtle. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TinyTim
05-30-2010, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by R_Target:
Ohhh, you mean planes that actually look good. Japanese are peerless IMO.

http://i45.tinypic.com/16hot8i.jpg

I concur.

http://www.ijaafpics.com/JB&W2/Ki-46-34.jpg

RegRag1977
05-30-2010, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by Metatron_123:
Yeah cause as bellies go, the Mustang is the definition of subtle. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

lol no, but anyway i will never call it beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

ROXunreal
05-30-2010, 08:40 AM
I can't believe that it took FIVE pages until someone mentioned this beauty!

http://www.loisann.com/photos/p38.jpg

Absolutely the most beautiful aircraft ever if you ask me

also any Sukhoi jet fighter since the Su-27

R_Target
05-30-2010, 08:43 AM
http://i50.tinypic.com/155ifc8.jpg

mmitch10
05-30-2010, 08:58 AM
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee214/mmitch10/Old_Rhinebeck_Aerodrome_Albatros_DV.jpg

M2morris
05-30-2010, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Here's an A-36 Invader Dive bomber with hydraulic dive brakes.
And how exactly do the 'hydraulic dive brakes' enhance it's beauty?

Whatever beauty is, hydraulics are only relevant for waterfalls, 'looking like a fighter' is a pale substitute for being one, and looking fast, pointy, and likely to go bang is nothing to do with it. Would you like your wife/girlfriend/significant other to have the subtle curves of a Spitfire, or the butch muscularity and crass utilitarianism of a butcher-bird?

Don't bother to answer this. If you can't see the difference, you are beyond hope. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I imagine your voice sounding like Charles Emerson Winchester from MASH.


Hey, what about my F86 photo on this thread.
Now that is beauty.

Kozmyk
05-30-2010, 10:02 AM
For me it's got to be the Mosquito.

http://fwd4.me/QuT

TS_Sancho
05-30-2010, 10:33 AM
This thread needs a Sled!

http://www.vfp62.com/IMAGES_9/SR-71.jpg

Warrington_Wolf
05-30-2010, 11:02 AM
All these posts and nobody has even mentioned the only civilian supersonic airliner, surely that has to be on of the best looking aircraft ever.
http://www.airliners.net/photo...cd4d145bce603bebcbf1 (http://www.airliners.net/photo/British-Airways/Aerospatiale-British-Aerospace-Concorde/1623181/L/&sid=27e380259f68cd4d145bce603bebcbf1)

This aircraft is a beauty to me, I did 99% of my flight training in it, I went solo and got my licence in it, it has always been reliable and not too taxing to fly, you can't ask for more than that.
This is the old girl.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j194/Stingwray3k/30-04-08_1021.jpg

BoB_GEN_Tazman
05-30-2010, 11:10 AM
I think this one is a beaut!

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/PB_IV_Tazman/f20bmw4671.jpg

ROXunreal
05-30-2010, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by R_Target:
http://i50.tinypic.com/155ifc8.jpg

can anyone explain why it has a star in the right wing roundel? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:

This aircraft is a beauty to me, I did 99% of my flight training in it, I went solo and got my licence in it, it has always been reliable and not too taxing to fly, you can't ask for more than that.
This is the old girl.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j194/Stingwray3k/30-04-08_1021.jpg

Looks-wise I really don't like roof winged aircraft...

DrHerb
05-30-2010, 11:21 AM
I've always had a thing for Gulfstreams.

http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/large/037/037829.jpg

TS_Sancho
05-30-2010, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by ROXunreal:
can anyone explain why it has a star in the right wing roundel? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


Without researching the source of the photo my guess would be this...


The Akutan Zero, also known as Koga's Zero and the Aleutian Zero, was a type 0 model 21 Mitsubishi A6M Zero Japanese fighter plane that crash-landed on Akutan Island, Alaska Territory, during World War II. It was captured intact by the Americans in July 1942 and became the first flyable Zero acquired by the United States during the war.[1][2] It was repaired and flown by American test pilots. As a result of information gained from these tests, American tacticians were able to devise ways to defeat the Zero, which was the Imperial Japanese Navy's primary fighter plane throughout the war.

Source (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akutan_Zero)

Art-J
05-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Can't be the Aleutian Zeke, because it's clearly an A6M5 model. I suppose it's one of the few -5s captured on Saipan (ex- 261st Air Group If I recall correctly?) and transported to States for testing. These had their markings repainted more than once, so here's the barely visible white star!

Cheers - Art

Warrington_Wolf
05-30-2010, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by ROXunreal:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by R_Target:
http://i50.tinypic.com/155ifc8.jpg

can anyone explain why it has a star in the right wing roundel? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:

This aircraft is a beauty to me, I did 99% of my flight training in it, I went solo and got my licence in it, it has always been reliable and not too taxing to fly, you can't ask for more than that.
This is the old girl.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j194/Stingwray3k/30-04-08_1021.jpg

Looks-wise I really don't like roof winged aircraft... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>If I hadn't flown in it so much I would agree with you, but beauty is in the eye of the beer holder http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.

ggb123
05-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Fiat G.55 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1932/fiatg55centauro1.jpg

R_Target
05-30-2010, 03:52 PM
The A6M pictured is not the Koga Zero. It looks to be a Model 52. Maybe one of the many captured on Saipan.

Dance
05-30-2010, 03:59 PM
As the question says most beautiful aircraft EVER, I have to forego my WW2 faves and go for the beauty.

http://flyingpilot.com/images/concorde.jpg

Which, btw, is destined to fly again.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8712806.stm

TheGrunch
05-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Ooohhh, the De Havilland Hornet is top of my list....Griffon Spits (Merlin Spits just don't have the requisite brutality)...and the G.55. As for P-51s, Malcolm Hood or GTFO! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/337047-2/mustang+III
Also have a weakness for this monster:
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/240627-1/p-47+5th+eme

Sillius_Sodus
05-31-2010, 01:24 AM
Looks like a Malcom hood on that P-47.

RegRag1977
05-31-2010, 09:01 AM
Zlin 526:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgesAXV6sFg

Treetop64
05-31-2010, 09:12 AM
Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Looks like a Malcom hood on that P-47.

Yeah, that is unusual.

Sillius_Sodus
05-31-2010, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Treetop64:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sillius_Sodus:
Looks like a Malcom hood on that P-47.

Yeah, that is unusual. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looks great though, first time I've seen one. It would make for a good *** over at *** http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

na85
05-31-2010, 12:12 PM
Most beautiful aircraft ever would have to be the Yakovlev Yak-3. A sleek exterior with graceful curves hiding the fast and deadly monster underneath.

http://www.btinternet.com/~lee_mail/Yak3-1.jpg

http://davidwallphoto.com/images/%7B104DC99B-6643-444B-8E42-40E8C9FE39AE%7D.jpg

http://www.world-war-2-planes.com/images/yak3-550.jpg


How anyone can say the Bf109 is the most beautiful is beyond me. That is a downright ugly aircraft. But then again its ugliness makes it so much more badass.

Chivas
05-31-2010, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/pics/large/f10426+74.jpg
http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/world/large/104wFX83.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

I went for a ride in one of those while stationed as a RCAF Weapons Tech in Baden Baden, 1973. I just managed not to throw-up.

rfxcasey
05-31-2010, 12:59 PM
http://www.warbirdalley.com/images/f4u-01.jpg

IMO one of the prettiest planes ever.

TinyTim
05-31-2010, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by na85:
... Yakovlev Yak-3.

Oh true. But the VK-107 version, not the VK-105PF-2...

http://airwar.ru/image/idop/fww2/yak3vk107/yak3vk107-8.jpg

Buzzsaw-
05-31-2010, 02:15 PM
Salute

I like the Spad. The prototypical WWI hotrod:

http://memorial.flight.free.fr/gallery/franck/spad2.jpg

http://memorial.flight.free.fr/gallery/franck/big/spad10.jpg

http://memorial.flight.free.fr/gallery/franck/big/spad14.jpg

horseback
05-31-2010, 03:28 PM
Six pages and not one mention of the Hawker Hunter, the General Dynamics (screw Boeing) F-16, the Grumman (ditto Northrop AND their lawyers) F-14A Tomcat or the Vought F8U Crusader.

I am shocked and dismayed at these lapses.

Of course, my personal favorites in the props & aesthetics department are the FW 190D (big tail) and the F8F-2 Bearcat...

cheers

horseback

Friendly_flyer
05-31-2010, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by TheGrunch:
As for P-51s, Malcolm Hood or GTFO! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


I am generally not much of an P-51 fan (don't like that big belly radiator), but with the Malcolm Hood, it looks kind of OK.

TheGrunch
05-31-2010, 05:24 PM
I agree. For some reason bubble canopies on aircraft that didn't initially have them don't sit well with me (aesthetically http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif ).
As for P-47s with Malcolm hoods, apparently it was a very occasional modification to the remaining razorbacks in service toward the end of the war. PM BillSwagger or visit AAA if you're interested in the mod sense. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rfxcasey
05-31-2010, 06:11 PM
OMG I can't believe no one mentioned these...

http://www.huge-entity.com/images/2005/DSC01022.JPG
http://respecta.net/uploads/posts/2009-10/1255509418_soul-plane.jpg
http://www.air-and-space.com/20050414%20Boron/DSC_9014%20Super%20Guppy%20201%20N941NA%20right%20 rear%20in%20flight%20l.jpg
http://meaningfuldistractions.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/dog1.jpg

Ronbo5
05-31-2010, 07:40 PM
I agree with most pics posted.
Shameless plug...first pic didnt show...http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs234.snc1/8117_101667759848589_100000160964594_46894_3294357 _n.jpg

CloCloZ
06-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Reggiane Re.2005 "Sagittario"

http://www.finn.it/regia/immagini/reggiane/re2005_01.jpg

http://www.finn.it/regia/immagini/reggiane/re2005.jpg

http://www.investireoggi.it/forum/immagini/1267019810re200591.jpg

BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)?

horseback
06-01-2010, 03:39 PM
BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)? Forced perspective photo of a scale model, perhaps?

cheers

horseback

CloCloZ
06-01-2010, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)? Forced perspective photo of a scale model, perhaps?

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's exactly my suspect.
Re.2005 was a very rare bird, WWII color photos are quite uncommon, so putting two and two together ...
Anyway, true or fake, the picture is nice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

horseback
06-01-2010, 04:47 PM
Tell-tales--no hydraulic lines on the landing gear and the one-color tires.

cheers

horseback

TinyTim
06-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
Tell-tales--no hydraulic lines on the landing gear and the one-color tires.


this, plus - background shows a nice sunny day with sharp shadows, the lighting of the model is completely different - diffuse light coming from all around, no sharp shadows.

Hiriyu
06-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Without question......

#1
http://www.mc******ssonline.com/burt/images/connie.jpg

I have to give the ultimate props to the Connie. My Grandma was one of the first stewardesses aboard the Constellation, and my Grandpa was a TWA ground mechanic; they met while both working at TWA. I literally owe my existence to this plane.

WTE_Galway
06-01-2010, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by CloCloZ:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)? Forced perspective photo of a scale model, perhaps?

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's exactly my suspect.
Re.2005 was a very rare bird, WWII color photos are quite uncommon, so putting two and two together ...
Anyway, true or fake, the picture is nice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Model Kit .. be sure ....

The "grass" under the aircraft even looks a little like that fake grass matting models are displayed on.

Also look at the "hinges" on the rudder.

http://www.stormomagazine.com/...ridge/Re2005_CB.html (http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/Re2005/CBusbridge/Re2005_CB.html)

http://www.europeanmodeller.com/resources/AT_RE-2005_001_800.jpg


http://www.arcair.com/Gal6/570...ennacchietti/00.shtm (http://www.arcair.com/Gal6/5701-5800/gal5723_Re2005_Pennacchietti/00.shtm)

http://www.arcair.com/Gal6/5701-5800/gal5723_Re2005_Pennacchietti/18.jpg


This one is part of the real thing:

http://www.preservedaxisaircraft.com/Italy/images/RE2005-GAVS.jpg

irR4tiOn4L
06-01-2010, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CloCloZ:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)? Forced perspective photo of a scale model, perhaps?

cheers

horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's exactly my suspect.
Re.2005 was a very rare bird, WWII color photos are quite uncommon, so putting two and two together ...
Anyway, true or fake, the picture is nice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Model Kit .. be sure ....

The "grass" under the aircraft even looks a little like that fake grass matting models are displayed on.

Also look at the "hinges" on the rudder.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, now that you mention it there is a dead giveaway in the picture!

The photo background shows a rocky and sparsely grassed area, and yet the plane stands on a lush, squared block of grass!

It looks like its a photo of exactly the model youve found, with a photo pasted onto the back side of the display as a 'wall'

Tjaika
06-02-2010, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
http://www.khulsey.com/stockphotography/messerschmitt-kabinenroller-kr200-1956.jpeg

....most beautiful car ever!!!!!!!

j/k - though it is kind of charming http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

This car reminds me of one of the characters in the new Star Wars movies. I dont remember the name but a rather annoying sidekick that spoke like "meesa like this car".

KIMURA
06-02-2010, 06:31 AM
+1 (can't agree more)


Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Without question......

#1
http://www.mc******ssonline.com/burt/images/connie.jpg

Crash_Moses
06-02-2010, 10:42 AM
Did you hug your SBD today?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y125/Crash_Moses/hugsbd.jpg

TinyTim
06-02-2010, 01:52 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v258/%3CFA%3EJaws/020263.jpg

Dance
06-02-2010, 01:57 PM
That was fast Tim, just read the thread about this a/c http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Still think Concord is sexier http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
06-02-2010, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
Six pages and not one mention of the Hawker Hunter,

Hadn't heard of this one so I looked it up and found a damn nice paintscheme:

http://www.flygplan.info/images/Hawker%20Hunter%20F_58A.jpg


Originally posted by CloCloZ:

http://www.investireoggi.it/forum/immagini/1267019810re200591.jpg



http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr316/Urufu_Shinjiro/shopped.jpg

sakai2005
06-02-2010, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Without question......

#1
http://www.mc******ssonline.com/burt/images/connie.jpg

#2
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/Convair_B-58_Hustler_USAF.jpg/800px-Convair_B-58_Hustler_USAF.jpg

K2

The super connie is one beautiful aircraft i agree. luftansa is restoring one a few miles from here.check this link out its not been updated in some time so i think ill drive over and see if i can get a tour.

http://www.lufthansa-technik.c...e=608&action=initial (http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/applications/portal/lhtportal/lhtportal.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=Template5_6&requestednode=608&node=608&action=initial)

WTE_Galway
06-02-2010, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by sakai2005:


The super connie is one beautiful aircraft i agree. luftansa is restoring one a few miles from here.check this link out its not been updated in some time so i think ill drive over and see if i can get a tour.

http://www.lufthansa-technik.c...e=608&action=initial (http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/applications/portal/lhtportal/lhtportal.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=Template5_6&requestednode=608&node=608&action=initial)


As of February 2010 the Australian Connie, VH_EAG, is flying again after a major refit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Lockheed_Super_Constellation_VH-EAG_2.jpg

I would love to see someone try and fly them again commercially as an alternate high ticket price means of travel. What could be more romantic than a honeymoon flight to Hawaii in a Super Constellation complete with 1950's cabin crew and inflight magazines http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
06-03-2010, 12:59 AM
Celeon surfaces from the depths in hope that he will be allowed to participate ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


@ Bremspropellor

In the Luftwaffe , the Starfighter became renowned as "flying coffin" and "widowmaker" because of its high crash rate.

One of the common jokes about it circulating back in the days was :

"How does one get his hands on his very own F-104 ?"

"Buy a piece of land near an airstrip and then wait"

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But certainly a sleek looking aircraft http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Let me enter a quite similar shaped aircraft into the contest

The EWR VJ-101 which was a joint venture between Bölkow, Messerschmitt and Heinkel formed in 1959 for producing a V/STOL jetfighter for the Luftwaffe http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Two prototypes were built and the first flight was on April 10. 1963

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http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/6469/1964ba.jpg

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/1674/vj101cx2.jpg

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/5743/v10114.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2479/v10112.jpg


The remaining prototype is on display at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. (There is the tailfin of a Starfighter to be seen in the background http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/9519/vj101clh.jpg

T_O_A_D
06-03-2010, 05:54 AM
The IL2 of course!

Had not for Oleg's fascination of it, and is' role in the war, we'd not have this forum to discuss such topic, nor this simulation to bring us all together for all these years.

Two shots from the Original Demo

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/IL2%20AEP%20PF%20pics/IL2%20Demo/grab0002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/IL2%20AEP%20PF%20pics/IL2%20Demo/grab0006.jpg

Other pics I found searching the Internet a bit ago.

http://commondatastorage.googl...riginal/14486107.jpg (http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14486107.jpg)

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image31564.html

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image50991.html

http://hampage.hu/repules/szolnok/il2roncs.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5GjbTkgF...OoneyZY/P1000935.JPG (http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5GjbTkgFQ5M/RxI6FzMpWBI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/OUZZOoneyZY/P1000935.JPG)

http://i.pbase.com/u13/keuer/l...2490531.P4231491.jpg (http://i.pbase.com/u13/keuer/large/42490531.P4231491.jpg)

An English version of the Il2 manual

http://www.allworldwars.com/IL...d-Flight-Manual.html (http://www.allworldwars.com/IL-2-Illustrated-Flight-Manual.html)

And a flight training video

http://www.allworldwars.com/vi...-Sturmovik-1943.html (http://www.allworldwars.com/videos/IL-2%20Pilot%20Manual/How-to-fly-IL-2-Sturmovik-1943.html)

That's my 2 cents on the matter.

Bremspropeller
06-03-2010, 06:12 AM
VJ101, the first supersonic VTOL-Jet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

One of three VTOL-projects, the Lw was involved in - and none of them came to materialize http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

rfxcasey
06-03-2010, 06:23 AM
I have to admit I had never heard of the IL before this simulator. From what I've seen of it in the game it is basically a flying tank. If it was anything close to how it was modeled in the program it must have been a monster in real life. It reminds me a little of the snow speeder from The Empire Strikes Back.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/T_O_A_D/IL2%20AEP%20PF%20pics/IL2%20Demo/grab0002.jpg
http://ftwgames.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/snowspeeder.jpg

Celeon999
06-03-2010, 07:29 AM
@ rfxcasey


Many space fighters in Star Wars were inspired by ww2 and ww1 airplanes while ww2 air combat footage was used as inspiration for what the space battles shall look like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

So there is a good chance some design elements of the speeder came indeed from the IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

p-11.cAce
06-03-2010, 08:11 AM
Speeder canopy has to have been inspired by -109.

horseback
06-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Looks a lot more like the Hs 129 canopy, and the basic concept is similar too.

As to the WWII influence, the first Star Wars attack on the Death Star is modelled very clearly on the air battle in Midway, which came out in late 1960s I think.

cheers

horseback

rfxcasey
06-03-2010, 10:27 AM
Don't know if it was mentioned already but without a doubt, the Dehavilland dh.88 as to be in the top 3 if not number 1 hands down.

P.S. I think pic 2 is an RC plane but whatever you get the point.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/5/2/1401252.jpg

http://www.modelairplanenews.com/Media/PublicationsArticle/images/MAN_135_4_0407_017_img003.jpg

http://eaatv.net/photos/1001/gallery/Monoplanes/deHavillandDH88.jpg

http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/dh88_comet_3v.jpg

ElAurens
06-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Proof that the Brits can, on occaision, build a pretty aircraft.

A rather infrequent occurance however.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TinyTim
06-03-2010, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">MC 72
Hah! Real me fly aeroplanes with no forward view... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thatta de best you got?

We a had to makea de vindows small beecause ita go so mucha faster thana supermarine pig-craft!

EDIT: Wow, man the view out of that Supermarine S6B is BAD!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How's this for a bad forward view?

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/4860.jpg

p-11.cAce
06-03-2010, 10:52 AM
Forward view - meh. THIS is how REAL men fly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://z.about.com/d/dc/1/0/W/3/WEB10067-2003h.jpg

Celeon999
06-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder and so i think that a airplane that looks like a giant blood sucking insect may be beautiful in the compound eyes of a mosquito ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Another exciting prototype that never made it to series production. The Dornier Do31 from 1967.

A jet engine V/TOL troop transport with space for 36 soldiers.

Technological a full success but nonetheless as cancelled as it was considered to be too expensive and of limited value in a defensive war against the warsaw pact that would not see much troop advancements on NATO's side.

Three prototypes were built.

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/9143/do312.jpg

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/6247/do31b.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4280/do31a.jpg

http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/5176/do311.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Dornier_DO-31_-_NASA.jpg

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2235/do313.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/399/dornierdo31cutaway.jpg

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1927/do31.jpg

p-11.cAce
06-03-2010, 11:06 AM
I'm counting 10 jet engines total on the Do - http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I bet she was a screamer!

edit: God bless youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yzzS0PnG8)

Treetop64
06-03-2010, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
Proof that the Brits can, on occaision, build a pretty aircraft.

A rather infrequent occurance however.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

No kidding there... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
06-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
I'm counting 10 jet engines total on the Do - http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I bet she was a screamer!

edit: God bless youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yzzS0PnG8)

You can see a glimpse of the red testbed from the video in the background of this photo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2235/do313.jpg

stalkervision
06-03-2010, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/1/8/4/1270481.jpg

Second place http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


I have seen one of these fly quite a few times now and it flies exactly like the 109 ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Treetop64
06-03-2010, 01:58 PM
Beautiful in its own special way. A still shot isn't enough, though. Gotta see and hear it in action (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGPLL39k7yU&feature=related) to really appreciate it.

And here's something we never got to see in action, until recently (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1bXBrnGsaA&feature=related)!

Friendly_flyer
06-03-2010, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by rfxcasey:
Don't know if it was mentioned already but without a doubt, the Dehavilland dh.88 as to be in the top 3 if not number 1 hands down.
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/5/2/1401252.jpg


I concur, she is an incredibly snazzy design!

Treetop64
06-03-2010, 03:26 PM
Can't argue with that. Very pretty plane.

EmKen
06-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by horseback:
Looks a lot more like the Hs 129 canopy, and the basic concept is similar too.

As to the WWII influence, the first Star Wars attack on the Death Star is modelled very clearly on the air battle in Midway, which came out in late 1960s I think.

cheers

horseback

I think you'll find that the inspiration was the 1950's film "The Dambusters". More American historical revisionism :-)

TheGrunch
06-03-2010, 04:27 PM
Actually I think it was 633 Squadron. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

PanzerAce
06-04-2010, 01:07 AM
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/5/2/1401252.jpg

Imagine that with some modern I6 blown engines and CSPs.....

irR4tiOn4L
06-04-2010, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by TinyTim:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">MC 72
Hah! Real me fly aeroplanes with no forward view... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thatta de best you got?

We a had to makea de vindows small beecause ita go so mucha faster thana supermarine pig-craft!

EDIT: Wow, man the view out of that Supermarine S6B is BAD!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How's this for a bad forward view?

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/4860.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lol

What i find funny is that if you look at how fast the Mc 72 ended up compared to the S6b - i really doubt those flat cockpits give more than a kph or two

waffen-79
06-04-2010, 12:25 PM
This thread is full of WIN and come to think of it, It awoke an appretiation for the Macci 202-5

KRISTORF
06-04-2010, 02:54 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/DSCF1243.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/DSCF1235.jpg

ROXunreal
06-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
I'm counting 10 jet engines total on the Do - http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I bet she was a screamer!

edit: God bless youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yzzS0PnG8)

And here I was idiotically thinking that the wing pods were for housing squeezed up soldiers, and that the black rectangles are windows so they can have some light, at the same time wonderign where the VTOL engines were and thinking that maybe the entire wings tilted vertical and that soldiers inside the pods were strapped to their seats like in a carnival ride. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Thank god for that schematic

Ba5tard5word
06-04-2010, 06:40 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/North_American_F-100_Super_Sabre_vl.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_P6Kg5C9CX2A/SITHPfYN8AI/AAAAAAAAA3g/j9Zonk3m6us/s400/Mahna+Mahna.jpg

Airmail109
06-04-2010, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by KRISTORF:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/DSCF1243.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/DSCF1235.jpg

Sir, the twin seat Spitfire is an abomination.

WTE_Galway
06-04-2010, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by Aimail101:

Sir, the twin seat Spitfire is an abomination.


LOL ... yeah

Its sort of like Mae West or Betty Gable with three breasts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BRASSTURTLE
06-04-2010, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by KRISTORF:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Kristorf/New%20stuff/DSCF1235.jpg

Whose Beaufighter is that?

BRASSTURTLE
06-04-2010, 10:54 PM
I can't believe more people haven't put up for this beauty
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b62/BRASSTURTLE/S7000064.jpg

WTE_Galway
06-04-2010, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by BRASSTURTLE:


Whose Beaufighter is that?

Looks like the Duxford one to me ...

AndyJWest
06-04-2010, 11:10 PM
I can't believe more people haven't put up for this beauty
Sorry, I can't see the plane you are referring to. Someone has parked a P-47 in the way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The Jug has a brutal sort of charm, but I'd not really rate the bubble-tops. The razorbacks were nicer looking, IMHO.

Celeon999
06-05-2010, 12:27 AM
With so many beautiful airplanes that show off lots of curves and round surfaces and with me still going through my prototypes photo collection, i thought i would enter some sharp edges and flat surfaces now.


Nope, not the F117 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm's Lampyridae , which looked much more sleek http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Never went beyond models for wind tunnel and radar reflection testing though

Not many infos on it released either and only a handful of rather bad quality photos declassified in 1995

Jane's got some info on it though (http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-All-the-Worlds-Aircraft/MBB-LAMPYRIDAE-Germany.html)

Some artist impressions here (http://www.rp-one.net/lampyridae/lampy.html)



http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3641/lampyridaerear.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2980/lampyridaefront.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3590/lampyridaeaerotestbedfr.jpg

Would have looked something like this

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4710/mmblampmain.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1774/mmblamprightrearangle.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2685/mbblamphighportrear.jpg

Gammelpreusse
06-05-2010, 04:15 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
With so many beautiful airplanes that show off lots of curves and round surfaces and with me still going through my prototypes photo collection, i thought i would enter some sharp edges and flat surfaces now.


Nope, not the F117 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm's Lampyridae , which looked much more sleek http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Never went beyond models for wind tunnel and radar reflection testing though

Not many infos on it released either and only a handful of rather bad quality photos declassified in 1995

Jane's got some info on it though (http://www.janes.com/articles/Janes-All-the-Worlds-Aircraft/MBB-LAMPYRIDAE-Germany.html)

Some artist impressions here (http://www.rp-one.net/lampyridae/lampy.html)



http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3641/lampyridaerear.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2980/lampyridaefront.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3590/lampyridaeaerotestbedfr.jpg

Would have looked something like this

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4710/mmblampmain.jpg

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/1774/mmblamprightrearangle.jpg

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2685/mbblamphighportrear.jpg

Never saw that before, highly fascinating!
Thanks for posting, Cel.

Celeon999
06-05-2010, 08:37 AM
You're welcome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But you will certainly understand that i have to kill you now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

*Pulls fishing line out of his former KGB wrist watch bought on ebay* http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Friendly_flyer
06-05-2010, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999: http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3590/lampyridaeaerotestbedfr.jpg


Now, there's a clean lined jet-fighter!

TinyTim
06-05-2010, 12:49 PM
How about the bat?

http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/graphics/histlarg/hist011b.jpg

BRASSTURTLE
06-06-2010, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I can't believe more people haven't put up for this beauty
Sorry, I can't see the plane you are referring to. Someone has parked a P-47 in the way. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The Jug has a brutal sort of charm, but I'd not really rate the bubble-tops. The razorbacks were nicer looking, IMHO. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agree about the Razorback. Sleek and solid all at once. They look like they are moving, even when still.
I was just lucky enough to catch the bubble top outside while they moved the Beau into place. My shots of the Razorback are horrid. Lighting at the Air Force Museum needs a serious re-think.

Second vote would be for the Blackbird.

Viper2005_
06-07-2010, 09:01 AM
Hmmm...

Top 3:
1) Concorde
2) E.E. Lightning F.2a
3) Fairey Delta 2

A not-so-short list, in no particular order:
* Avro Canada CF.105 Arrow
* Hawker Siddeley APD.1019 (happy googling!)
* Sukhoi PAK FA
* BAC TSR.2
* Spitfire (especially Marks II,VIII,XIV,21 as well as Seafire XV and 47) [be still my beating heart]
* Fw-190/Ta-152
* Dh-103 Hornet (it is both tragic and criminal that no examples were preserved!)
* Lockheed A.12 (better looking than the SR-71 IMO)
* Avro 730
* Fokker DR.1
* Sopwith Camel
* RAF SE5.a
* Hawker Hunter
* either flavour of Hawker Fury
* Douglas Skylancer
* Convair F-106
* Convair B-58
* North American Mustang
* Republic P-47 (but only with a bubble canopy!)
* Hughes H1 (but only the long-range version; the short range version had ugly wings)
* Eurofighter Typhoon (much prettier than Rafale IMO)
* Dassault Mirage 2000 (probably the best looking aeroplane Dassault have ever made)
* Vickers Vanguard. Far ahead of its time.

I could go on. And on. And on...


The Discus B (with winglets) is probably the most beautiful aeroplane I've personally flown solo, and certainly would certainly make the shortlist if I wasn't mentioning it here.

The Scottish Aviation Bulldog will always have a special place in my heart...

Monty_Thrud
06-07-2010, 09:14 AM
The Ta-152...are you pulling my dingly-danglies or what? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Thats like a Pug licking pi$$ off a nettle after being stung by a thousand wasps shortly after recovering from being hit by a bus after a heavy night out with Keith Richards...mm-kay

rfxcasey
06-07-2010, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:
Hmmm...

Top 3:
1) Concorde
2) E.E. Lightning F.2a
3) Fairey Delta 2

A not-so-short list, in no particular order:
* Avro Canada CF.105 Arrow
* Hawker Siddeley APD.1019 (happy googling!)
* Sukhoi PAK FA
* BAC TSR.2
* Spitfire (especially Marks II,VIII,XIV,21 as well as Seafire XV and 47) [be still my beating heart]
* Fw-190/Ta-152
* Dh-103 Hornet (it is both tragic and criminal that no examples were preserved!)
* Lockheed A.12 (better looking than the SR-71 IMO)
* Avro 730
* Fokker DR.1
* Sopwith Camel
* RAF SE5.a
* Hawker Hunter
* either flavour of Hawker Fury
* Douglas Skylancer
* Convair F-106
* Convair B-58
* North American Mustang
* Republic P-47 (but only with a bubble canopy!)
* Hughes H1 (but only the long-range version; the short range version had ugly wings)
* Eurofighter Typhoon (much prettier than Rafale IMO)
* Dassault Mirage 2000 (probably the best looking aeroplane Dassault have ever made)
* Vickers Vanguard. Far ahead of its time.

I could go on. And on. And on...


The Discus B (with winglets) is probably the most beautiful aeroplane I've personally flown solo, and certainly would certainly make the shortlist if I wasn't mentioning it here.

The Scottish Aviation Bulldog will always have a special place in my heart...

Ummm, I think not.

The concorde and the Delta 2 both look like giant paper airplanes.
http://travelhouseuk.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/concorde_jet.jpg
http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/images/Air_Fairey%20Delta%202_top.jpg
http://www.instructables.com/image/FCM1PBHFD80ORWZ/how-to-make-the-fastest-paper-airplane.jpg

While the Lightening..... Well that just looks like a pregnant wasp.


https://hangar47.com/uploads/Light-6.jpg
http://www.waspx.co.uk/iStock_flip%20wasp.jpg

Just like this wasp....this one right here....only pregnant. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

TheGrunch
06-07-2010, 12:15 PM
To be fair that's a later one with a yet BIGGER ventral fuel tank. The little pot-belly does spoil the lines of the aircraft a fair bit, though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Viper2005_
06-08-2010, 08:23 AM
Models are often not as pretty as reality:

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/spitfire/images/20606/thunder-citys-lightning-f6-zu-bey-performs-a.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2599/3848182792_008d36b701_o.jpg

However, I must confess that as an engineer, I cannot help but see form in terms of function.

The BAC.221 was also pretty:
http://prototypes.free.fr/fd2/imagewof/bac221_02.jpg It's a shame that they modified the record breaking FD.2 to make it though...

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 08:53 AM
Originally posted by Viper2005_:

However, I must confess that as an engineer, I cannot help but see form in terms of function.

Sorry, I am just not seeing it. You seem to lean hard toward the European designs. And save for a few exceptions on the whole the British (modern aircraft) in particular don't do anything for me. Though don't get me wrong there are some awesome Euro designs.

Chew on this for a while.
http://iamryno.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/f-14-gul-sunrise2.jpg
http://trcs.wikispaces.com/file/view/GreyF14FastPass10oClock.jpg/41138465/GreyF14FastPass10oClock.jpg
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/images/f-15c-990634a.jpg
http://listsoplenty.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/F16.jpg
http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/fa18/images/fa18_2.jpg

And while where on the subject of sexy jets

http://members.quicknet.nl/lm.broers/picswar1/f4.jpg

Bye the way that Delta looks like a cigar is about to come out of the rear.
http://prototypes.free.fr/fd2/imagewof/bac221_02.jpg
http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00ovnadeOBLQgI/Aluminum-Cigar-Tube.jpg

And the Lightening looks like 2 stacked on top of one another.

Now let's talk about form and function. I can appreciate that.
http://www.carautoportal.com/car-images/ferrari/ferrari-248-f1/ferrari-248-f1.jpg

TheGrunch
06-08-2010, 09:10 AM
Apart from the F-14, which is a very beautiful aircraft...none of those really do anything for me, I have to say. If I was going to pick a 4-4.5th generation fighter there's not much beating the Su-27 looks-wise. I find modern American aircraft to be at best businesslike the majority of the time, the F-16 particularly looks like an old biddy with too much shopping with any kind of ordnance loaded.

irR4tiOn4L
06-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by TheGrunch:
Apart from the F-14, which is a very beautiful aircraft...none of those really do anything for me, I have to say. If I was going to pick a 4-4.5th generation fighter there's not much beating the Su-27 looks-wise. I find modern American aircraft to be at best businesslike the majority of the time, the F-16 particularly looks like an old biddy with too much shopping with any kind of ordnance loaded.

Aye, i linked a pic of one earlier

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8061/sukhoisu27flanker1.jpg

Beautiful yet aggressive design

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by TheGrunch:
Apart from the F-14, which is a very beautiful aircraft...none of those really do anything for me, I have to say. If I was going to pick a 4-4.5th generation fighter there's not much beating the Su-27 looks-wise. I find modern American aircraft to be at best businesslike the majority of the time, the F-16 particularly looks like an old biddy with too much shopping with any kind of ordnance loaded.

I bet you wouldn't say that to its FACE!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
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TheGrunch
06-08-2010, 09:50 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif En garde, F-16! You look like an aircraft who got confused putting up a tent!

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by TheGrunch:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif En garde, F-16! You look like an aircraft who got confused putting up a tent!

What? That FAIRY of a delta looks like something ladies use to stop the bleeding.

http://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=26729
http://www.ruggli.com/bilder/inhalt/produkte/kad_tampon.jpg
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

It even has the string on the end....
Touche!!!

irR4tiOn4L
06-08-2010, 09:59 AM
Ah wtf, seriously!

Now ill never be able to look at the delta again without thinking "TAMPON!"

TheGrunch
06-08-2010, 10:04 AM
I have to agree, actually. It is pretty bland. We haven't been doing so well for attractive since the Hawker Hunter, us Brits. I'll stick without our Second World War achievements...notable exceptions aside (mumble mutter mutter Blackburn *shakes fist*)

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
Ah wtf, seriously!

Now ill never be able to look at the delta again without thinking "TAMPON!"

OMG! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO! LMAO! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 11:17 AM
Something weird going on here is the thread keeps showing irR4tiOn4L as the last poster? Just threw this in to see if I could jar the hiccup.

TheGrunch
06-08-2010, 11:18 AM
Yeah, the forum seems to get a touch of dementia now and then.

rfxcasey
06-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Originally posted by TheGrunch:
Yeah, the forum seems to get a touch of dementia now and then.

Oh good, I didn't want anyone to miss out on my cleverness. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

irR4tiOn4L
06-08-2010, 11:56 PM
Seriously. Youve ruined it for me

Permanently!

EDIT: Oh god, i just read your 'string at the end' bit!

Scarred for life, seriously.

And another thing, did you have to put like three different varieties? Was one not enough?

Now i just keep thing 'Fairy for every occassion'!

Tooz_69GIAP
06-09-2010, 12:44 AM
This is one of my favourite aircraft ever:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs544.ash1/31813_412504906976_636486976_4778785_7482115_n.jpg

Tooz_69GIAP
06-09-2010, 12:48 AM
And I've always thought this one had something special about it:

http://www.nerdmodo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/B-2_Spirit_original-Medium.jpg

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Oshkosh2002/Samplers/PostWw2/B2Banking11oClock.jpg

rfxcasey
06-09-2010, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
Seriously. Youve ruined it for me

Permanently!

EDIT: Oh god, i just read your 'string at the end' bit!

Scarred for life, seriously.

And another thing, did you have to put like three different varieties? Was one not enough?

Now i just keep thing 'Fairy for every occassion'!

Il-2 1946......10 dollars
Therapy session after reading my post......100 dollars
Knowing I've ruined the Fairey Delta 2 for life.....PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

mortoma
06-09-2010, 10:00 AM
Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGrunch:
Apart from the F-14, which is a very beautiful aircraft...none of those really do anything for me, I have to say. If I was going to pick a 4-4.5th generation fighter there's not much beating the Su-27 looks-wise. I find modern American aircraft to be at best businesslike the majority of the time, the F-16 particularly looks like an old biddy with too much shopping with any kind of ordnance loaded.

Aye, i linked a pic of one earlier

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8061/sukhoisu27flanker1.jpg

Beautiful yet aggressive design </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Totally fugly!! Looks like a giant kid was playing with it and bent the nose a bit downward. Never let kids play with airplanes!!

irR4tiOn4L
06-10-2010, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Totally fugly!! Looks like a giant kid was playing with it and bent the nose a bit downward. Never let kids play with airplanes!!

This your general opinion of the Su 27 or just that photo? It is an unusual angle with the nose closest to the camera.

If its your opinion of the Su 27, well i would point to an eagle; an eagle is not necessarily a beautiful bird; it is graceful and powerful in flight however

thefruitbat
06-10-2010, 08:10 AM
this,

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/798px-Hornet3-64.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/Hornet3-1.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/Hornet4.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/80_sqdn_hornets_6.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/thefruitbat1/horn20r.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

rfxcasey
06-10-2010, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by mortoma:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by irR4tiOn4L:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheGrunch:
Apart from the F-14, which is a very beautiful aircraft...none of those really do anything for me, I have to say. If I was going to pick a 4-4.5th generation fighter there's not much beating the Su-27 looks-wise. I find modern American aircraft to be at best businesslike the majority of the time, the F-16 particularly looks like an old biddy with too much shopping with any kind of ordnance loaded.

Aye, i linked a pic of one earlier

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/8061/sukhoisu27flanker1.jpg

Beautiful yet aggressive design </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Totally fugly!! Looks like a giant kid was playing with it and bent the nose a bit downward. Never let kids play with airplanes!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This totally reminds me of Tori Spelling. Nice body but, augh, that nose!
http://bp0.blogger.com/_WhaB2MglDyE/SGm042GiGOI/AAAAAAAAADM/JXO2nuuNf74/s400/tori_spelling_before_plastic_surgery11.jpg

I like this
http://www.pauliddon.net/img/f22-raptors.jpg

I also love this drone from this old 80's movie
http://i619.photobucket.com/albums/tt271/SpudmanWP/33b2d037.png
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Tooz_69GIAP
06-10-2010, 04:57 PM
To digress into the realm of sci-fi, I've always liked the original cylon raiders:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_t9pl9Dh5gGQ/SmBIjBhuFvI/AAAAAAAAFSY/yfkOyKpL9o8/s1600/_CylonRaider.jpg

But the new BSG cylon raiders are damned sexy!!

http://www.tombsofkobol.com/images/bg/bsg03-raider24a.jpg

http://www.thethoughts.co.uk/images/raider.jpg

There are plenty more out there that I love from shows like Star Trek, and Buck Rogers, Star Wars, etc, etc, but then I'd be here all night!

WTE_Galway
06-10-2010, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
To digress into the realm of sci-fi, I've always liked the original cylon raiders:


There are plenty more out there that I love from shows like Star Trek, and Buck Rogers, Star Wars, etc, etc, but then I'd be here all night!


Remember this game, way back when ...

http://www.joker.si/images/clank/8323_510.jpg

Wing Commander and Privateer had some awesome ship designs.

More recently I like the Reavers from Firefly.

waffen-79
06-10-2010, 05:55 PM
man, I miss BSG, sexy female pilots and awesome CGI battles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
06-10-2010, 08:27 PM
Remember Babylon 5? Some cool designs in that show too:

http://www.thejitty.com/images/428495/large.jpg

http://www.cloudster.com/sets&vehicles/StarFury/StarFuryHeader.JPG

rfxcasey
06-11-2010, 07:25 AM
OK, get ready cause here we go!!!

Buck Rogers Thunder Fighter

http://mackers-world.com/images/spacecraft/brstarfighter.jpg

Battlestar Galactica Viper

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/02/viper-battlestar.jpg

RoboTech Veratech Fighter

http://s1.hubimg.com/u/275488_f496.jpg

Or don't forget about the Battlecruiser Yamato or more gayely known as Starblazers in the US.

http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/blog/yamato.jpg

b2spirita
06-11-2010, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by rfxcasey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:

However, I must confess that as an engineer, I cannot help but see form in terms of function.

Sorry, I am just not seeing it. You seem to lean hard toward the European designs. And save for a few exceptions on the whole the British (modern aircraft) in particular don't do anything for me. Though don't get me wrong there are some awesome Euro designs.

Chew on this for a while.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry but the f/a -18, f-4 and that ferrari as good looking? Really? really?

rfxcasey
06-11-2010, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by b2spirita:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rfxcasey:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Viper2005_:

However, I must confess that as an engineer, I cannot help but see form in terms of function.

Sorry, I am just not seeing it. You seem to lean hard toward the European designs. And save for a few exceptions on the whole the British (modern aircraft) in particular don't do anything for me. Though don't get me wrong there are some awesome Euro designs.

Chew on this for a while.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry but the f/a -18, f-4 and that ferrari as good looking? Really? really? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not so much the f18 admittedly I just through that in there to show even one of the ugliest American fighters is still better looking then most of the British planes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and early 90s in my opinion anyways. Not that I dislike the Brits or anything. And I'm not waving the American flag either But the f4 and the Ferrari definitely especially considering the conversations was pertaining to form following function.

A perfect example from an engineering standpoint is the Bking you either love it or hate it.

http://www.sportbikez.net/bikepics/106/medium/1066939366.jpg

b2spirita
06-11-2010, 07:39 AM
To each their own own i guess. Bikes in general just have a resounding 'meh' on me personally.

rfxcasey
06-11-2010, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by b2spirita:
To each their own own i guess. Bikes in general just have a resounding 'meh' on me personally.

To me they are all pretty much just machines. A pretty machine is what it is no matter what it does.

p-11.cAce
06-11-2010, 09:21 AM
My butt will be in this beauty on Sunday http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://www.soarccsc.com/graphics/ask_21_3.jpg

Monty_Thrud
06-11-2010, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'

Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT!

rfxcasey
06-11-2010, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'

Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Negative.

major_setback
06-11-2010, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'



Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/gene_wilder_sheep11.jpg

Well, yes. There is something about those innocent eyes, fluffy light hair, and air of carefree abandon.
Wilder is truly a real sweety!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



__________

Metatron_123
06-11-2010, 11:55 AM
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x286/metatron_123/Screenshot2010-06-11at204534.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x286/metatron_123/Screenshot2010-06-11at204525.jpg

Couple of extraordinary 109 shots...

Monty_Thrud
06-11-2010, 12:34 PM
^Might of known the leather hot pant fraternity would show up... http://media.ubi.com/us/forum_images/gf-glomp.gif

Major...i like em shaved... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
06-11-2010, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'



Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/gene_wilder_sheep11.jpg

Well, yes. There is something about those innocent eyes, fluffy light hair, and air of carefree abandon.
Wilder is truly a real sweety!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



__________ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny you should mention that, it's Gene Wilder's 77th birthday today.

Rjel
06-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Some beautiful airplanes posted here. Except the French ones, especially the WWII era ones. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I would suggest this might be the most beautiful "airplane" ever created. I'd bet it was the first one most of us ever flew, real or imagined. I still burn up a lot of paper trying to make the perfect one.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll155/Rjelmiles/waskeypaper_airplane10.jpg

major_setback
06-11-2010, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'



Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT!
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/gene_wilder_sheep11.jpg

Well, yes. There is something about those innocent eyes, fluffy light hair, and air of carefree abandon.
Wilder is truly a real sweety!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



__________ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Funny you should mention that, it's Gene Wilder's 77th birthday today. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, very strange. This must be more than coincidence - some sort of telepathic bond no doubt. The Producers is one of my all time favourite films (and the relevant Woody Allen one is fine too).

How did you happen to know it was his birthday?..or are you actually even Mr Wilder himself??! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

____________

Temporary signature picture!!!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/sigcopytempsm.jpg

____________

rfxcasey
06-11-2010, 10:42 PM
You know the best place to do a sheep from behind is facing a cliff. That way he will instinctively keep backing into you.

ggb123
06-12-2010, 01:11 AM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by b2spirita:
'meh'




which home alone movies this is from? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8804/kidonplane732350.jpg
Thats exactly what my Sheep said Sir!.

Personally i like my Motorcycles to be like my <STRIKE>Sheep</STRIKE>Wimin, slender, curvaceous and long legged. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

So! we all agree the Spifire wins?...exxxxcellent...NEXT!
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http://redriverautographs.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/gene_wilder_sheep11.jpg

Well, yes. There is something about those innocent eyes, fluffy light hair, and air of carefree abandon.
Wilder is truly a real sweety!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif



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Funny you should mention that, it's Gene Wilder's 77th birthday today. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, very strange. This must be more than coincidence - some sort of telepathic bond no doubt. The Producers is one of my all time favourite films (and the relevant Woody Allen one is fine too).

How did you happen to know it was his birthday?..or are you actually even Mr Wilder himself??! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Temporary signature picture!!!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/major-setback/sigcopytempsm.jpg

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ROXunreal
06-12-2010, 06:29 AM
Sci-Fi you say?

Barracuda from Freelancer
http://www.fl-guide.de/graph/barracuda.png

Sv-51 from Macross Zero
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/104/34156450.jpg

http://toyarena.com/images/sv-51rb.jpg

Celeon999
06-12-2010, 01:35 PM
Not that we are in the realm of fantasy and sci-fi it must clearly be "Chiggy von Richthofen's" prototype fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Based on the ww1 duel between Lanoe Hawker and Manfred von Richthofen, just with the opposite outcome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BTW : The Battlestar Galactica episode "Scar" is a tribute to this episode of Space : Above and Beyond http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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WOLFPLAYER2007
07-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by CloCloZ:
Reggiane Re.2005 "Sagittario"

http://www.finn.it/regia/immagini/reggiane/re2005_01.jpg

http://www.finn.it/regia/immagini/reggiane/re2005.jpg

http://www.investireoggi.it/forum/immagini/1267019810re200591.jpg

BTW, I've found the third photo in an Italian forum, not aviation related, and I've even suspected is a fake (colors, never seen before, etc.).
Someone has more info about that photo (year/month, location, ...)?

Dude, this plane is absolutely stunning.

we should have it in il2 btw. what theaters this plane saw any combat?

GBrutus
07-19-2010, 05:28 PM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/Grisha7/3897881390_e513678987_o2.jpg

Engadin
07-20-2010, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by BoB_GEN_Tazman:
I think this one is a beaut!

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee197/PB_IV_Tazman/f20bmw4671.jpg

Unlucky project! +1 here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Engadin

skarden
07-20-2010, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by VF-17_Jolly:
ruggedly handsome

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/POLISH_PILOT/4kv9qg.jpg

Yep put me down for this,sexiest plane ever http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Treetop64
07-20-2010, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Metatron_123:
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x286/metatron_123/Screenshot2010-06-11at204534.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x286/metatron_123/Screenshot2010-06-11at204525.jpg

Couple of extraordinary 109 shots...

Heartily the word I would choose! Especially for that second shot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

blairgowrie
07-21-2010, 06:26 AM
Please check your pms Treetop64.

rfxcasey
07-21-2010, 07:36 AM
http://www.silvercreekbooksllc.com/images/RedBaron.JPG
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Naval/BankingF6f10oClock.jpg
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Naval/F14WithAfterburner7oClock.jpg
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Naval/TwoCorsairs2oClock.jpg

Erkki_M
07-21-2010, 08:07 AM
The Midnight Hawks at Helsinki 15.8.2009.

Untouched photo by me, if you're interested in the full size version, PM me.

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/1312/midnighthawks.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
07-21-2010, 09:03 AM
http://www.hottail.nl/basevisits/2007/1019-DavisMonthan/Images/F16CG-OK-900738-e.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

waffen-79
07-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Not that we are in the realm of fantasy and sci-fi it must clearly be "Chiggy von Richthofen's" prototype fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Based on the ww1 duel between Lanoe Hawker and Manfred von Richthofen, just with the opposite outcome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BTW : The Battlestar Galactica episode "Scar" is a tribute to this episode of Space : Above and Beyond http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



had to sign in to post this, I don't type or say this word to often but I "love" those shows and I just effin "love" those particular episodes you said

regards

HW3
07-22-2010, 12:28 AM
My favorite since I used to work on them in the 70's.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/davestev47/Misc/Dart1.jpg

Mercanario
07-22-2010, 09:16 AM
Yum all these sexy aircraft, this thread is sooo porno http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

i personally like BBWs

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7394/airbusguppyairlinersnet.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/airbusguppyairlinersnet.jpg/)

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Treetop64
07-25-2010, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.hottail.nl/basevisits/2007/1019-DavisMonthan/Images/F16CG-OK-900738-e.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I was looking at this aircraft and thinking just how astoundingly far ahead of it's time it was when first entered into service. The thing first flew in 1974, entered service in 1978, has gone from strength to strength and hasn't aged a day since. Front-line service for more than a third of a century, and look at it: it still looks modern. The F-16 is still one of the premier fighting aircraft in the world today.

I'm not much of a jet person but I can't help but be mightily impressed by this machine, and others like it - like the similarly successful F-15 series.

Skoshi Tiger
07-25-2010, 08:51 AM
I Know we've already had an F-20 but with an handle like 'Skoshi Tiger' I'ld have to go with the F-5A

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c7/Northrop_YF-5A.jpg

crucislancer
07-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
Not that we are in the realm of fantasy and sci-fi it must clearly be "Chiggy von Richthofen's" prototype fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Based on the ww1 duel between Lanoe Hawker and Manfred von Richthofen, just with the opposite outcome http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BTW : The Battlestar Galactica episode "Scar" is a tribute to this episode of Space : Above and Beyond http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



That is my favorite episode of Space: Above and Beyond. I have the DVDs, I think I will watch it today.

wayno7777
07-25-2010, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by ggb123:
which home alone movies this is from? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8804/kidonplane732350.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/wayno77/Kid.gif

CloCloZ
07-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by WOLFPLAYER2007:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CloCloZ:
Reggiane Re.2005 "Sagittario"

...



Dude, this plane is absolutely stunning.

we should have it in il2 btw. what theaters this plane saw any combat? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Wikipedia apart, here is a detailed story of that plane, including some test reports and opinions (in Italian language).

http://www.alireggiane.com/aer...-sagittario-t271.htm (http://www.alireggiane.com/aerei-f2/re-2005-sagittario-t271.htm)


Very few Re.2005 were built and very few were operational in Italy before the Armistice between Italy and Allies (September 8, 1943).

It seems that after Armistice some planes were seized by Germans, although I'm a little bit skeptical about their use for the defence of Berlin or Ploesti oil fields.
Germans never were in shortage of planes (whereas there were scarcity of trained pilots!), they had plenty of good Me109s and FW190s: why training or re-training their pilots on a small number of an equally good but substantially equivalent foreign machine?

It was a good fighter but with some structural weaknesses.
The other two "Serie 5" fighters, MC205 and G55, were as much as good but more sturdy.
But from an aesthetic point of view Re.2005 was at the top, in my opinion.

I agree that Re.2005 would deserve a place in IL2 (it seems to me there was a good add-on for MS CFS3).

rfxcasey
07-30-2010, 09:08 AM
http://www.ausairpower.net/Sukhoi-T-50-PAK-FA-KnAAPO-2S.jpg

Nooble_savage
07-30-2010, 04:16 PM
YOU'VE GOT IT ALL WRONG!

Dummies, you don't get to choose the most beautiful aircraft in the world. Like it or not, it chooses you.

Ok, so you're hiking through the English countryside. You pass right through the garden green of a large estate and happen on this noble, natural beauty strolling around in the garden with her little umbrella.

http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/images/spitfire%20p7350.jpg

Well, her sleek figure is enticing and her eyes may say yes but her daddy, Lord Merlin, says no. And she won't stray far from home base.

To save your skin from the angered father you catch a ride across the pond. Almost instantly you bump into this Broadway chorus line chick:

http://image.modified.com/f/17371525/sccp_0808_04_z+p51_mustang_net_thrust+p51_mustang. jpg

Her eyes certainly don't say no and you just need one look to know she'll go all the way. At least once you've fueled her properly. You order an extra bottle to be on the safe side but toss it away later as it was never really needed. Anyway, she's good fun. At first. Then some time later she starts behaving. Her bucking hurts your male ego. You find yourself wondering who is in command here? Things are getting worse still. She is growing a belly. You ditch her and put your escape and evasion training into practice.

Disillusioned, you sit down at a bar on a shady street to drown your sorrows. Not that it seems to help. What a lousy bar. Not a single chick in sight. The sign outside said 'The Blue Oyster'. While you contemplate on this silly name you suddenly feel an overly firm hand on your shoulder that almost snaps your collar bone. You're spun around on your bar stool and end up in groin height of this huge muscular guy in a leather cap. If his fat moustache was ever intended to hide his massive underbite, it failed. Man, what a monster! Through the underbite comes a deep, booming voice:
'They call me Tempest, and I don't take no for an answer.'

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2333L.jpg

Celeon999
08-10-2010, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by p-11.cAce:
I'm counting 10 jet engines total on the Do - http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif I bet she was a screamer!

edit: God bless youtube! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5yzzS0PnG8)


Now you can hear her http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

1969 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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p-11.cAce
08-10-2010, 07:37 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif 10 turbojets is a sure way to keep the neighbors happy lol.

http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/media/galleries/images/9144/500x400/dornier-do31-cutaway.jpg

p-11.cAce
08-10-2010, 07:43 AM
For the next 15 weeks (longer if the weather does not hold) THIS is the most beautiful aircraft ever as far as I'm concerned! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://en.dr-nemo.si/data/upload/hk361.jpg

Bremspropeller
08-10-2010, 08:07 AM
10 turbojets is a sure way to keep the neighbors happy lol.

It's actually 8 turbojets (good for 5 minutes as they'll run out of oil afterwards) and two turbofans.

The RB 162s are quite interesting, though.
Compressor-blades built out of glass-fiber (or was it carbon? Gotta have to re-check that one; we're having both, the RB 162 and the Pegasus standing at uni).


BTW: Those Turbo-Dimonas are insane - they'd go up and check for volcanic ash in Switzerland with a Turbo-Dimona (FL 250-capable http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ).

p-11.cAce
08-10-2010, 02:00 PM
BTW: Those Turbo-Dimonas are insane - they'd go up and check for volcanic ash in Switzerland with a Turbo-Dimona (FL 250-capable).

Yeah they really like to fly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif On takeoff the time from brake release until liftoff is ridiculously short - and they fly at a flat deck angle which takes some getting used to. As I have posted before the weirdest thing about the whole HK36 family is the massive adverse yaw (especially in the climb) - worse than any other glider I've flown. Move the stick left and the nose goes 15-20 degrees right and vice-versa.

Rails_40th
08-10-2010, 03:38 PM
i cant believe no one put this one here...

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/leiker06/b47-33.jpg

Daiichidoku
08-10-2010, 05:28 PM
the Festo AirPenguin http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGgl5VH5go

PhantomKira
08-10-2010, 11:34 PM
Did someone say aircraft porn?

http://images.quickblogcast.com/71606-62901/Merlin_Engine_in_Spitfire2.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif Gotcha! (I'll stop now... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif)

Have to admit, though, she has some nice cannons on her!

Celeon999
12-25-2010, 01:48 PM
Abstract art can also be beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

That is what happens when you let a shipyard construct an airplane. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Blohm & Voss BV 141

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1980-117-01%2C_Aufkl%C3%A4rungsflugzeug_Blohm_-_Vo%C3%9F_BV_141.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Bundesarchiv_bild_101I-602-B1227-08A%2C_Aufkl%C3%A4rungsflugzeuge_Blohm_-_Vo%C3%9F_BV_141.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-2005-0725-526%2C_Aufkl%C3%A4rungsflugzeug_Blohm_-_Vo%C3%9F_BV_141.jpg

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/3844/bv141.jpg

mortoma
12-26-2010, 04:57 AM
I think most of the planes in here are beauties. After all beauty is in the eyes of the beerholder.
Oops, I meant beholder!!