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BSS_Goat
04-05-2006, 11:48 AM
http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesHistory/BurmaBanshee/GrohPaintingP40.jpg

uhhhh, nevermind, answered my own question... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

BSS_Goat
04-05-2006, 11:48 AM
http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesHistory/BurmaBanshee/GrohPaintingP40.jpg

uhhhh, nevermind, answered my own question... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

BrewsterPilot
04-05-2006, 11:51 AM
I see http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif you're bored again. . .

Bremspropeller
04-05-2006, 11:59 AM
Allied:
http://www.455th.ukpc.net/tomfeise/8thusaaf/f4u.jpg

Axis: see sig

thefruitbat
04-05-2006, 12:01 PM
without doubt, this one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1995/vp951001/10010034.htm

Bremspropeller
04-05-2006, 12:01 PM
BTW: I wish we had those wake-vortices in-game http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

faustnik
04-05-2006, 12:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesHistory/BurmaBanshee/GrohPaintingP40.jpg

uhhhh, nevermind, answered my own question... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You are wrong! The early P-40 was cooler. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Rammjaeger
04-05-2006, 12:04 PM
Ju-87

TX-Zen
04-05-2006, 12:04 PM
Long Noses!

Actually my favorite style of aircraft is the high aspect ratio/long slender wings.

Ta152
P38
Tu95 (w00t)

Deedsundone
04-05-2006, 12:15 PM
Case closed!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/S-8/J22-1.jpg

msalama
04-05-2006, 01:12 PM
BAH! Y'all _still_ don't have a clue:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/Il2_sturmovik.jpg/400px-Il2_sturmovik.jpg

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

iroseland
04-05-2006, 01:19 PM
ahh no way, p40 is pretty cool looking but, but the coolest plane had to be,

http://www.scaleaero.com/scaleaero/buf.jpg


BSS_AIJO

ploughman
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
This one's ice cold!


http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y289/mctomney/lancaster.jpg

msalama
04-05-2006, 01:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">This one's ice cold! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

OK, agreed Ploughman http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif So it's a tie between the Sturmo & the Lanc, right?

telsono
04-05-2006, 02:27 PM
Here's my choice:

The Regianne Re. 2005 Sagittario (Archer)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a168/telsono/Airplanes/RE_2005_b.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a168/telsono/Airplanes/re2005reviewbg_boxart.jpg

The last model in the series was the excellent Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer). The wings were improved and enlarged, with new landing gear and heavy armament of 3 20mm cannon and 2 12.7mm machine guns. The first prototype was ready in December 1941, but lacked the engine for 4 months from Germany (the Daimler Benz inline). The first flight was on 5/9/42 , after the MC.205 and G.55 had both flown. The Re.2005 was fast and maneuverable and used the Fiat 1,475 hp inline license built version of the Daimler-Benz DB 605 engine. Maximum speed was 391 mph, a service ceiling of 40,000 ft and a range of 786 miles. However, only 29 were built.

fordfan25
04-05-2006, 02:33 PM
p-38 or pby cat

Capt.LoneRanger
04-05-2006, 02:38 PM
http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesHistory/BurmaBanshee/GrohPaintingP40.jpg

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> BSS_Goat wrote:
uhhhh, nevermind, answered my own question... :Shady: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Indeed you did, BSS_Goat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif



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

TheGozr
04-05-2006, 03:20 PM
Well Zen you should of loved the yak9PD then http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ploughman
04-05-2006, 03:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fordfan25:
p-38 or pby cat </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, come to think of it maybe the PBY. Pac war surfin' safari and all that.

But the Lanc sure is mean looking and sounds grrrrrrrrrrrrreat!!!!

Megile_
04-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Spitfire XIV

WTE_Galway
04-05-2006, 04:37 PM
http://www.raafmuseum.com.au/raaf2/assets/images/ca_15.gif

GrinderX9
04-05-2006, 05:08 PM
Sexy is the word

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/GrinderX9/Me262pre-deliveryshot.jpg

hotspace
04-05-2006, 05:31 PM
Spit F.24

http://www.airmuseumsuk.org/museum/Southampton1/800/images/007%20Supermarine%20Spitfire%20F.24%20PK683.jpg

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

3.JG51_BigBear
04-05-2006, 05:45 PM
Corsair hands down.

VW-IceFire
04-05-2006, 05:47 PM
Its in my sig http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But I must admit that I like quite a few others as being really cool as well!

Toten_Waffe
04-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Grumman Tiger Cat looks coolest

waffen-79
04-05-2006, 07:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GrinderX9:
Sexy is the word

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/GrinderX9/Me262pre-deliveryshot.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

EXACTLY!

...agree 110%

Siwarrior
04-05-2006, 10:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt.LoneRanger:
http://www.talkingproud.us/ImagesHistory/BurmaBanshee/GrohPaintingP40.jpg

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> BSS_Goat wrote:
uhhhh, nevermind, answered my own question... :Shady: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Indeed you did, BSS_Goat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

i think we all know which plane is the fo shinizalle dizzle ma nizzle
(check sig)

Snow_Wolf_
04-06-2006, 12:09 AM
The Superfortress
http://www.military.cz/usa/air/war/bomber/b29/b29.jpg


Axis Me-110 or Ju-88G
http://de.geocities.com/glupscherle/me110.jpg

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal4/3001-3100/Gal3033_Ju-88_Aikens/02.jpg

The-Pizza-Man
04-06-2006, 01:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
http://www.raafmuseum.com.au/raaf2/assets/images/ca_15.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Love the CAC-15, if only the oz aero industry hadn't dilly dallied so much we could have had it in service before wars end. Probably would have flown it in Korea instead of 'stangs.

panther3485
04-06-2006, 10:16 AM
I've heard that being in a P-38 at high altitude was about as cool as you could get! Not sure if that's true, though.

Somewhat more seriously, I'd rate the P-38 as one very fine and distinguished (distinctive?) looking plane!


panther3485

96th_Nightshifter
04-06-2006, 11:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile_:
Spitfire XIV </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I concur

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v216/96th_Nightshifter/spitfires_1.jpg

TgD Thunderbolt56
04-06-2006, 12:48 PM
Sooo subjective, but I can't pick just one. Even if not my two favorite birds of the era, I'd have to go with:

Corsair and Anton with the nod going to the Anton.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
04-06-2006, 03:44 PM
Although it wasn't made it's still a sexy design and it would make up for the Defiant... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Oh what a sight it would have been... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/Secudus/Boulton-Paul-P10002.jpg

ploughman
04-06-2006, 03:47 PM
The exhaust thingies are pointing the wrong way on that sexy plane of yours Archie.

If only Burt Rutan worked for Supermarine.

ARCHIE_CALVERT
04-06-2006, 04:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
The exhaust thingies are pointing the wrong way on that sexy plane of yours Archie. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's something that I never got around to... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ploughman
04-06-2006, 04:18 PM
She's a beaut all the same. I'd climb inside her and take her to heaven and back, no mistake. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Sergio_101
04-06-2006, 04:48 PM
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/fighter/xf82-4.jpg



Sergio

ARCHIE_CALVERT
04-06-2006, 05:04 PM
Boulton Paul P.100 Ground Attack Aircraft, Fitted with a Rolls-Royce Griffon II 1760hp (Contra-Rotating Props) Estimated speed of 335 (571) at 17.000 (5.182) Although I have not seen any info on what sort of armanent she would have carried the previous design was to have 2 bombs or 8 RP were carried under the wings, it had alternative canon fittings in respect of either a 47mm flanked by two 20mm in the centre front fuselage or the twin 20mm in the middle with one 40mm to either side... Nice http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

CaptainGelo
04-07-2006, 12:26 AM
thunderbold, it owns any1 1on1

WTE_Galway
04-07-2006, 12:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by The-Pizza-Man:
Love the CAC-15, if only the oz aero industry hadn't dilly dallied so much we could have had it in service before wars end. Probably would have flown it in Korea instead of 'stangs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


The RAAF didnt help they broke the first prototype before they got a chance to do a serious evaluation which delayed things substantially.

BGs_Ricky
04-07-2006, 02:21 AM
The one that leaves you driving around the field with your window open and the arm outside : P-39 !! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"You could taxi the thing while resting your elbows on the sill, like cruising the boulevard on a Saturday night." Bud Anderson

WOLFMondo
04-07-2006, 02:32 AM
Coolest? Westland Lysander. Obviously.

HayateAce
04-07-2006, 02:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GrinderX9:
Sexy is the word

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/GrinderX9/Me262pre-deliveryshot.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looks like badsite's neighbor friend with the big nose and saggie boobs.

F0_Dark_P
04-07-2006, 03:11 AM
i agree on above, there are many cool planes but this one must take the cake http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Bf109 for ever http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/Nahoj/Bf-10965x50Olieverfoppapier_resize.jpg

HotelBushranger
04-07-2006, 03:21 AM
You is wrong.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/5837/kittyhawk76sqnsmall5io.jpg

BSS_Goat
04-07-2006, 04:59 AM
I agree with Hotelbushranger http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Badsight.
04-07-2006, 06:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I agree with Hotelbushranger </div></BLOCKQUOTE>well i dont http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://cdwebhost.com/uploads/8ec50d18b6.jpg (http://cdwebhost.com)

HotelBushranger
04-07-2006, 09:01 AM
What is that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

BSS_Goat
04-07-2006, 09:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
What is that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looks like sex toy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

Beaufort-RAF
04-07-2006, 09:31 AM
http://www.raf.mod.uk/downloads/gallery/meteor3640.jpg

http://www.raf.mod.uk/downloads/gallery/meteor3s640.jpg

fighter_966
04-07-2006, 09:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
What is that? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Its Kawanishi Shinden number something

Looks like sex toy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

ploughman
04-07-2006, 09:48 AM
http://www.raf.mod.uk/downloads/gallery/meteor3640.jpg

That's a sweet photo.

JG53Frankyboy
04-07-2006, 09:51 AM
the coolest plane............well, propably a Fiat G.50 with its open cockpit in the finnish winter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif