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MEGILE
01-25-2007, 05:08 AM
I think we are all close enough to come to a consensus on the best planes of ww2.
I'll start, feel free to make amendments but include justification.

#1 BF-109K
#2 Spitfire IX
#3 Yak-3
#4 N1K2
#5 KI-84
#6 FW-190 Dora
#7 P-51
#8 Zero
#9 P-47
#10 P-38

MEGILE
01-25-2007, 05:08 AM
I think we are all close enough to come to a consensus on the best planes of ww2.
I'll start, feel free to make amendments but include justification.

#1 BF-109K
#2 Spitfire IX
#3 Yak-3
#4 N1K2
#5 KI-84
#6 FW-190 Dora
#7 P-51
#8 Zero
#9 P-47
#10 P-38

slipBall
01-25-2007, 05:13 AM
No F or G or A http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Brain32
01-25-2007, 05:15 AM
1. Ki27
2. P11c
3. J8A
4. Cr42
5. I153
6. I16
7. G50
8. IAR80
9. HurricaneMkI
10. Me262A1a

HuninMunin
01-25-2007, 05:18 AM
P11 for teh win!

Richardsen
01-25-2007, 05:25 AM
IRL

*Spitfires
*FW190s
*Tempest
*Yak
*P51
*109s
*P47
*P38
*Corsair
*262

Whirlin_merlin
01-25-2007, 05:26 AM
In terms of 'the joy of flying them' my top ten would be.

Hurricane (I or II)
109F
Early Zero
Ki43
I153
Spit (any)
P38 (any)
Mossie
Stuka
Bf110

No real logic to my choice just planes in the game that make me smile.

MEGILE
01-25-2007, 05:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brain32:
1. Ki27
2. P11c
3. J8A
4. Cr42
5. I153
6. I16
7. G50
8. IAR80
9. HurricaneMkI
10. Me262A1a </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

why Me-262 so high on the list? It should be at like #18

MEGILE
01-25-2007, 05:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Whirlin_merlin:
In terms of 'the joy of flying them' my top ten would be.

Hurricane (I or II)
109F
Early Zero
Ki43
I153
Spit (any)
P38 (any)
Mossie
Stuka
Bf110

No real logic to my choice just planes in the game that make me smile. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

agree with the Stuka... she may be slow, but she climbs like a dead elephant.
Fun as hell to fly though.... and a surprisingly good dogfighter.

LStarosta
01-25-2007, 05:42 AM
Good bom zoom

Brain32
01-25-2007, 05:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> *Spitfires
*FW190s
*Tempest
*Yak
*P51
*109s
*P47
*P38
*Corsair
*262 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi mr. Mitchell, this is like making a modern fighter list that would look like this:
1. MiG21F
.......
53. F15C
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Xiolablu3
01-25-2007, 06:33 AM
The F15 was actually built to be manouvrable BEFORE speed, so its the SPitfire of its day.

Look at the spec for the F15.

'The F-15 Eagle began its life in the mid 1960s as the Fighter Experimental (FX) concept. Using lessons learned in Vietnam, the USAF sought to develop and procure a new, dedicated air superiority fighter. Such an aircraft was desperately needed, as no USAF aircraft design solely conceived as an air superiority fighter had become reality since the F-86 Sabre. The intervening twenty years saw a number of aircraft performing the air-to-air role as a small part of their overall mission, such as the primarily air-to-ground F-4 Phantom and the F-102, F-104 and F-106 interceptor designs. The result of the FX study was a requirement for a fighter design combining unparalleled maneuverability with state-of-the-art avionics and weaponry. An industry-wide competition ended on December 23, 1969 when McDonnell Douglas was awarded the contract for the F-15'

'The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. The F-15 has electronic systems and weaponry to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in friendly or enemy-controlled airspace. Its weapons and flight control systems are designed so one person can safely and effectively perform air-to-air combat. It can penetrate enemy defense and outperform and outfight current or projected enemy aircraft.

The F-15's superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing loading. Low wing-loading (the ratio of aircraft weight to its wing area) is a vital factor in maneuverability and, combined with the high thrust-to-weight ratio, enables the aircraft to turn tightly without losing airspeed.'


The designers purposely put manouvrability first and made it as light as possible. 'Not a pound for air to ground', was the motto, meaning as light and manouvrable as possible.

If you call 20mm and the gryo gunsight, state of the art weaponary and avionics for 1940-45, then the 2 concepts are almost identical.

p-11.cAce
01-25-2007, 06:50 AM
1.Emil
2.He-162
3.I-153
4.P-11
5.Ju-87
6.Me-163
7.Me-262
8.He-111
9.Ju-88
10.I-16
Guess its why I'm not online much http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Monty_Thrud
01-25-2007, 06:50 AM
I think he might be wibbing you.


~1~Spitfire
~2~Tempest
~3~Fw190D
~4~P51
~5~Fw190A
~6~Bf109
~7~P47
~8~P38
~9~Zero
~10~Ki-84c
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robban75
01-25-2007, 06:52 AM
1. Me-262
2. Fw 190
3. Tempest
4. P-51
5. P-47
6. Bf 109
7. Corsair
8. Spitfire
9. Hellcat
10. Typhoon

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Whirlin_merlin
01-25-2007, 06:54 AM
Stuka fans check out.

www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=1200...ight=stukas+belgrade (http://www.battle-fields.com/commscentre/showthread.php?t=12008&highlight=stukas+belgrade)

RCAF_Irish_403
01-25-2007, 06:56 AM
Aviation changed so much between 1937-1945 that it all becomes a little silly trying to figure out the best. What was good in 1939 could be junk less than two years later


Oh, BTW.....B29 with nuclear bomb combo would be my choice (not a fighter...i know, that's the point)

Krizz1972
01-25-2007, 07:01 AM
1~Fw190D
2~Me-262
3~Fw-190A
4~Bf-109K
5~Me-163
6~He-162
7~Bf110
8~KI-84
9~A6M Zero
10~N1K2

Xiolablu3
01-25-2007, 07:06 AM
Taking them on the value they had the year they appeared (Not best of WW2 overall):

1:FW190A
2:Me262
3:Spitfire XIV
4:Spitfire IX
5:109F4
6:Tempest
7:P51
8:J3M2
9Ki84
10P47

FlatSpinMan
01-25-2007, 09:24 AM
Looking only at 1939/40 Emil 4 teh winnz!!!

tigertalon
01-25-2007, 09:32 AM
Top 10? Easy. From QMB:

A20C
A20G
B25J
<span class="ev_code_YELLOW">Beaufighter
BI-1
BI-6
F2A
F4F-3
F4F-4
FM2
F4U-1a
F4U-1c
F4U-1d</span>
CorsairMkI
CorsairMkII
...

crazyivan1970
01-25-2007, 11:13 AM
In no particular order...

BF109-G2
FW-190D
La-7
Yak-3
Spit 25lbs
P-47D
Ki84
P-39Q10
BF109-G6/AS
FW-190A6