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Discussion in 'Aircraft' started by Thor, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    I did say that my choice was PURELY SUBJECTIVE - I just think the 'Uhu' looks nice [​IMG] ( and the ex-pilot of one that I met was so proud of it ! )

    To be honest, I think even the Bf110G-4 was more effective but hey - it's my aircraft collection ! [​IMG]
     
  2. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    true he was a competent pilot in both the Uhu and Bf 110G-4 and most assuredly the Ju 88G-6 had he flown one, but yes it's your post .........

    now if they would of put jet engines on that thing, removed the aerials and enclosed the Berlin AI dish and .......... well ok

    time for a German Bier
     
  3. CombatCollectionGuy

    CombatCollectionGuy Member

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    I don't know much about WW2 planes but here goes...

    Trainer: ???
    Transport: C-47
    High Altitude Fighter: ???
    Naval Fighter: F4U Corsair
    Heavy Bomber: B-29
    Medium Bomber: Avro Lancaster (because of its load)
    Night Fighter: Mosquito
    Recon: Mosquito or a late-mark Spitfire - really fast planes =D.
    Fighter: P-51D and a late-mark Spitfire.

    My extras -
    Ground Attack: Typhoon or Tempest.
    Naval dive-bomber: Dauntless (the only i can think of apart from a jap one nicknamed 'Kate' i believe and the Avenger?)
     
  4. Thor

    Thor Member

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    FYI, the Japanese dive bomber, Aichi D3A, was coded 'Val'. Kate, the Nakajima B5N, was a torpedo/bomber.

    But thanks for the post
     
  5. Flying Tiger

    Flying Tiger Member

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    Trainer:?
    Transport: C-47
    High Altitude Fw-190
    Fighter/Naval Fighter:Spitfire, Seafire
    Heavy Bomber: B-17
    Medium Bomber/Attack: B-26
    Night Fighter:p-61
    Recon: PBY Catlina
    Dive Bomber: JU-87 Stucka
    Attack/Fighter:p-40 warhawk, P-51 Mustang
     
  6. Terror of the Skies

    Terror of the Skies Member

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    Trainer: AT-6 Texan
    Transport: C-47
    High Altitude Fighter: P-51 Mustang
    Fighter/Naval Fighter: F4F-Wildcat
    Heavy Bomber: B-17F/G
    Medium Bomber/Attack: B-25 Mitchell
    Night Fighter: P-61 Black Widow
    Recon: Spitfire Mk.IV
    Attack/Fighter: P-47N
     
  7. jemimas_special2

    jemimas_special2 Shepherd

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    Trainer ~ Focke-Wulf FW 190
    Transport ~ Skytrain all the way!
    High Altitude ~ P-47 Thunderbolt
    Fighter ~ P-51 Mustang
    Heavy Bomber ~ B-17
    Medium Bomber ~ B-25 Mitchell
    Night Fighter ~ F4U Corsair
    Reconnaissance ~ Spitfire
    Attack Fighter ~ Hawker Hurricane

    Jem
     
  8. Gromit801

    Gromit801 Member

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    Trainer: T-6
    Transport: C-54
    High Altitude Fighter: P-51D (Range, has to get to where the enemy is)
    Naval Fighter: F6F (Sorry, range and maneuverability)
    Heavy Bomber: B-29
    Medium Bomber/Attack: Mosquito
    Night Fighter: P-61 (Four 20's and four 50's. Huge punch, tighter turn than a Mossie.)
    Recon: Naval - PBY. Land F-5F (P-38L Variant)
    Dive Bomber: SBD (could take more punishment)
    Attack Fighter: P-47N (Could carry a heavier load than the Tempest)
     
  9. surfersami

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    Trainer: AT-6
    Trans: C-46
    High Alt Fighter: TA-152
    Fighter /Naval Fighter: F4U-4 (If the Corsair would have been approved for carrier use earlier, it probably would have a higher "kill" ratio than the F6F)
    Heavy Bomber: B-29
    Medium bomber/Attack: B-26
    Night Fighter: P-61
    Recon: Mossy
    Dive Bomber: Dauntless
    Attack fighter: F4U-4 (It carries more ordanace than even the P-47).
     
  10. f6fhellcat

    f6fhellcat Member

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    Trainer: T-6 Texan
    Fighter: F6F Hellcat
    High Altitude: P-51D Mustang/P-38 Lightning
    Dive Bomber: Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Torpedo Bomber: TBF Avenger
    Heavy Bomber: B-17
    Attack/Fighter: F4U Corsair
    Recon: P-38 Lightning
     
  11. Sparviero

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    Trainer/ Reconnaissance /Special Ops:
    Westland Lysander

    General Transport/Glider Tow:
    Douglas C-47

    Standard Fighter/Interceptor/Fighter-bomber:
    Dornier Do-335

    Strategic Heavy Bomber:
    Avro Lancaster series (including modified versions for special weapons)

    Medium Bomber /General Reconnaissance /Night Fighter/Land Based Torpedo Bomber/Ground Attack/Heavy Fighter/Mistel/Dive Bomber:
    Junkers Ju-88 various models*

    Long Range Maritime Bomber/Reconnaissance/Transport:
    Junkers Ju-290/390 series

    Tactical Reconnaissance/Liaison/Hack:
    Focke-Wulf FW-189

    Ground Attack/Intruder:
    Douglas A-26

    Supplemental Fighter:
    Focke-Wulf FW 190 series


    * includes Ju-188, 388, 488 developments of basic model

    I don’t intend to have aircraft carriers in my “Air Force”. That’s a naval function.
    ;)
     
  12. STURMTRUPPEN

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    here is my airforce
    1.transport-ju 52
    2.fighter-p51 mustang
    3.medium bomber-he 111
    4.heavy bomber -b17
    5.night fighter -me 110
    6.dive bomber -ju 87
    7.recon-pby catalina
    8.naval fighter.seafire
    9.ground attack fighter-hawker typhoon
     
  13. Butts

    Butts Member

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    Trainer: T-6 Texan
    Fighter: Vought Corsair
    High Altitude: FW190D
    Transport: C-47
    Dive Bomber: Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Anti Shipping: Bristol Beaufighter
    Heavy Bomber: Lancaster
    Attack/Fighter: Hawker Tempest
    Medium Bomber: B25 Mitchell
    Recon: PR Mosquito
    Nightfighter: Mosquito
    Ground Attack: HS129
     
  14. Butts

    Butts Member

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    I was about to say excellent choices then I saw the Do-335...why? Far better planes in the Luftwaffe than a project that hardly saw combat.
     
  15. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    Fighter (long range escort and air superiority): P51 (Merlin engined)
    Fighter (FB and interceptor): Fw 190 (BMW 801 variant, no liquid cooled engines for ground attack please, P-47 would be second choice but not flexible enough armament wise, I want 30mm guns to deal with heavy bombers.
    Trainer: Tiger Moth (T-6 Texan as second choice)
    Transport: SM 82, (I wanted at least one Italian plane and the SM 82 was good)
    Jack of all trades, light bomber, night fighter, long range naval patrol fighter, strategic recon, pecision bomber, you name it it does it: Petlyakov Pe-2 (the Mosquito was my original choice with Ju 88 as third but I like the dive bombing capability and the Mossie never had dive brakes).
    Medium bomber B-25 (really hard one this, lots of serviceable designs no outstanding ones)
    Long range marittime patrol Kawanishi H8K1 (The B-24/Privateer line comes out a close second but the possibility to refuel at sea for really long range ops carries it)
    Light comunications Fi 156 (just love it)
    Precision bombing Ju 87 (Yes it's vunerable but when you need to put a big bomb in a small target the Stuka is the plane for it, what I reall want is the A-1 Skyraider but it was a few months late for WW2).

    No heavy bombers by design as I'm not a believer in area bombing, having Lancasters just to drop tallboys is tempting but not worth a slot.
    Tried to fit in a French, but the more advanced French designs didn't have enough operational use to make the list.
    With just 9 choices there's no place for carrier planes, The F4U and SBD would have made the list otherwise.
     
  16. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    side notation : the Do 335 as grand as it appeared never saw ANY operational combat. it was test flown only and then parked to be shot up or rotted away and junked.
     
  17. TiredOldSoldier

    TiredOldSoldier Ace

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    IIRC an Allied pilot claimed to have shot down a Do 335, if true it did see combat even if it was a test flight. But maybe I'm confusing with Pierre Clostermann's reported failed attempt to catch up with a plane he identified as a Do 335. BTW does anybody know if the episode is in one of his books? I read le grand cirque many years ago but don't remember it.
     
  18. Butts

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    Everything he said should be taken with a grain of salt. As far as I'm aware it didn't see any combat. Totally stupid plane if you ask me, total waste!
     
  19. Hanz Gooblemienhoffen

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    My Airforce will defeat you all..

    ......we have italians...and bi-planes!!!

    Trainer: Harvard (U.S.A. AT-6 Texan)
    Fighter: Reggiane Re.2005

    Interceptor: Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
    Transport: C-47
    Dive Bomber: Stuka Ju87D or G for AT
    Heavy Bomber: Avro Lancaster
    Attack/Fighter: FW 190
    Medium Bomber: B25 Mitchell
    Naval:
    Fairey Swordfish (just cause its a bi-plane)
    Nightfighter: Mosquito
    Ground Attack: IL 2 Sturmovik
    Scout:
    Polikarpov Po-2 (night witches for the win!)
     
  20. JagdtigerI

    JagdtigerI Ace

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    Trainer: T-6
    Fighter: Ki-84 "Frank"

    Interceptor: J2M Raiden "Jack"
    Transport: C-47
    Dive Bomber: D3A "Val"
    Heavy Bomber: B-29 Superfortress
    Attack/Fighter: Fw-190
    Medium Bomber: Ki-67 Hiryu "Peggy"
    Naval:
    F6F Hellcat
    Nightfighter: de Havilland Mosquito
    Ground Attack: P-47 Thunderbolt

     

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