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zardozid
07-06-2007, 12:07 AM
Here's a silly OT question, but I'm actually quite interested...

If someone came along and said they would give you any airplane/fighter that you wanted (in flying or museum quality) what would it be and why?

For me it would be a Kawasaki KI-61. I have always thought the fighter had a beautiful shape, and the sentai paint schemes where quite eye catching. (the 244 comes to mind)

(second choice maybe BF109 F4...lol) maybe its the engine I like...

Anyway if you care to reply I would be quite interested... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Esel1964
07-06-2007, 12:22 AM
DeHavilland Beaver,they can do and have done nearly everything,or a Super Cub with 'bush' landing gear.
If you meant WW2 only-Spitfire w/ gun mods.

Jagdgeschwader2
07-06-2007, 12:26 AM
Grumman F7F Tigercat.

Radials are less maintenance than in-line liquid cooled engines.

Room for two or more.

Wings fold for easy storage.

Looks mean as http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

bhunter2112
07-06-2007, 12:30 AM
Me 262 - All fighter - the most heavily armed production fighter of the war & a beauty to look at !

mrsiCkstar
07-06-2007, 12:37 AM
a RNoAF F-16A MLU

Feathered_IV
07-06-2007, 01:14 AM
Mitsubishi A5M4. Retractable undercarriages are for bed wetters.

madsarmy
07-06-2007, 01:19 AM
For me it would have to be a Lancaster.

PBNA-Boosher
07-06-2007, 01:26 AM
I'd want a P-40 or a Yak REAL badly, but for me I'd take a PBY. Throw that thing on autopilot and turn those back gun blisters into a living room, satellite TV, cupholders... ah, that's the good life.

Farran1966
07-06-2007, 01:40 AM
FW-190 D9

ake109
07-06-2007, 01:48 AM
Well, putting aside the $ needed to store, maintain or even fly the damn things.

Me-262a-1a. Really love this bird. But unless it was the replica with the GE engines, it'll be quite a death-trap to fly.

Or the XB-70 Valkyrie. Quite impossible to fly it though.

So maybe I'll take the Su-27. Great for turning and great for booming!

MrMojok
07-06-2007, 01:49 AM
FW190 D9, because it is the most beautiful prop plane of all history.

As well as the single best piston-engine fighter of WWII.

woofiedog
07-06-2007, 02:12 AM
Boeing Stearman PT-17... was up for a ride in one and had a Great time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Badsight-
07-06-2007, 02:44 AM
Extra 300

insane fun

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7810/extrarightechelonlrgzo3.jpg

Badsight-
07-06-2007, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by MrMojok:
FW190 D9, because it is the most beautiful prop plane of all history.

As well as the single best piston-engine fighter of WWII. you mean D13 :-)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9137/yellow10dorad13sh6.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yellow10dorad13sh6.jpg)

(click it - you know you want too)

FPSOLKOR
07-06-2007, 02:55 AM
MiG-25 or 31. Tu-128 could also do. From WWII era it would be Il-4.

zardozid
07-06-2007, 03:03 AM
Picture of Esel1964

Posted Thu July 05 2007 23:22 Hide Post
DeHavilland Beaver,they can do and have done nearly everything,or a Super Cub with 'bush' landing gear.
If you meant WW2 only-Spitfire w/ gun mods.

Wow thats different. The DeHavilland Beaver was a real beauty (form and function).

Someone I know has a civilian Taylorcraft Auster I-V in their barn...If I get the nerv and a little $ I dream of asking him if he would make me a deal... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cygfrain
07-06-2007, 03:13 AM
The P38 for me.

BGs_Ricky
07-06-2007, 03:21 AM
Fieseler Storch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

FPSOLKOR
07-06-2007, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by BGs_Ricky:
Fieseler Storch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Good choice - you could land it anywhere you want and park it in your garage! And you will need just 65 m to take off and 22 m to land! Damn! I'd like to fly it to my supermarket parking lot...

MrMojok
07-06-2007, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by Badsight-:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MrMojok:
FW190 D9, because it is the most beautiful prop plane of all history.

As well as the single best piston-engine fighter of WWII. you mean D13 :-)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9137/yellow10dorad13sh6.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yellow10dorad13sh6.jpg)

(click it - you know you want too) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

yeah, you are right.

azamato2007
07-06-2007, 04:07 AM
That's easy to say

My favourite is The Spit i love em http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

second is the B-25 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

stansdds
07-06-2007, 04:17 AM
Tough call, I like so many! A T-28B or C would be nice, pleasant to fly, but only one passenger is possible. An AD-5 Skyraider can carry several passengers for a day of flying fun, still a reasonably nimble aircraft. I've flown on a B-25, it's nice, but an A-26 is faster and far more nimble.

Jagdgeschwader2
07-06-2007, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by stansdds:
Tough call, I like so many! A T-28B or C would be nice, pleasant to fly, but only one passenger is possible. An AD-5 Skyraider can carry several passengers for a day of flying fun, still a reasonably nimble aircraft. I've flown on a B-25, it's nice, but an A-26 is faster and far more nimble.

Courtesy has a AD-4N Skyraider for only $395,000.00. A bargain! Look in their inventory.

http://www.courtesyaircraft.com/

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s3.jpg

Viper2005_
07-06-2007, 05:37 AM
I'd like an English Electric Lightning T.55 with plenty of fatigue index remaining, a few tons of spares, a lot of airspace, a suitably qualified instructor, very large quantities of avtur and avpin, a really first-class maintenance organisation to keep her going and some good weather...

(Ideally I'd also like a Victor tanker too, for obvious reasons...)

Not a lot to ask really!

If limited to WWII I'd probably go for a Spitfire PR.XIX with its original engine.

If limited to WWI, I'd be very hard pressed to choose between a Sopwith Camel and an SE5a.

VF-17_BOOM
07-06-2007, 05:58 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/badaboom/TBM_fs.jpg
Nuff said

JarheadEd
07-06-2007, 06:23 AM
Grumman Duck. There's room for passengers, but not too many, It's amphibious, and a Biplane, with that cool '30s look to it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/GrummanDuck0830.jpg

Crash_Moses
07-06-2007, 06:24 AM
Ah...a man after my own heart VF-17 BOOM.

SBD for me.

B-25 wouldn't fit in the garage anyway.

han freak solo
07-06-2007, 06:38 AM
Lockheed Jetstar with you-know-who's daughter at the controls. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://www.voyage.kiev.ua/uploads/galopom_aircraft/62.jpg

WOLFMondo
07-06-2007, 06:43 AM
Thats a hard one. I'd probably go with a Short Empire Flying boat or a Short Sunderland and take long trips down to the med or over to the Bahamas.

Skunk_438RCAF
07-06-2007, 06:52 AM
There are too many planes that I want for me to list just one.

Anti_Ship_Fella
07-06-2007, 06:57 AM
Spitfire

Matz0r
07-06-2007, 07:23 AM
bf110 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Jaste07
07-06-2007, 08:04 AM
Gee Bee.

Just to see what kind of looks I'd get.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/MA/GeeBee_R-2replica_96.jpg

HotelBushranger
07-06-2007, 08:24 AM
P-40N baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Edit: Or Fokker D-XXI baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-06-2007, 08:28 AM
er...a P-47D.

Razorback preferably, but I'd not turn down a bubbletop.



TB

neural_dream
07-06-2007, 08:30 AM
Grumman Goose

http://www.airchive.com/airline%20pics/Udvar%20Hazy/Grumman%20Goose.JPG

http://website.lineone.net/~roling47/SeaWings/Goose1a.JPG

and that's a pretty nice topic. Thanks for bringing it up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

LStarosta
07-06-2007, 09:03 AM
I would enjoy a Cessna Caravan, or if I wanted something piston engined, a Piper Seneca, and for a piston single, maybe a Cherokee Six. Something smaller than that would be a PZL 104.

general_kalle
07-06-2007, 09:57 AM
PBY cataline for my Family + it can sail
Spitfire because its the most beautiful plane there is

ImMoreBetter
07-06-2007, 09:59 AM
b-24

http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/b24.jpg

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

SithSpeeder
07-06-2007, 10:06 AM
I'm with Gen. Kalle...a PBY Cat would be great to travel the world with the family.

For just flying around, having fun...a P-51H.
When a P-51H used its V-1690-9 with 87hg at 3000rpm it could reach 30k about 3min20sec faster than a P-51D plus it could do 444mph at 5k,463mph at 15k and 487mph at 25k.It was also fairly agile and a much faster accelerator than a P-51D.

* _54th_Speeder *

Stew278
07-06-2007, 10:08 AM
WWII era?

I'd say FW-190 or P-38

Corsair_Fanatic
07-06-2007, 10:13 AM
I'm gonna go with an F4U-4B.

FE_pilot
07-06-2007, 10:20 AM
Ta-152 hands down for me!

R_Target
07-06-2007, 10:21 AM
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Vandenburg2004/Highlights/F8fBearcat.jpg

Col._King
07-06-2007, 10:22 AM
~S~
Very interesting topic!

WW2 Warbird choice: Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning (painted as my virtual one - see my siggy).

WW1 Vintage choice: SPAD XIII C1

In "thinking about Family" mood: Consolidated PBY-5A Amphibian Catalina. It can land everywhere, long range, and still great looking plane.

Carry On!

LStarosta
07-06-2007, 10:34 AM
Originally posted by Col._King:


In "thinking about Family" mood: Consolidated PBY-5A Amphibian Catalina. It can land everywhere, long range, and still great looking plane.

Carry On!

Yeah, have fun overhauling those engines and buying criminal amounts of gasoline and oil to keep it running.

Col._King
07-06-2007, 10:36 AM
It depends of the wallet...

DooDaH2007
07-06-2007, 10:46 AM
fokker dr.1 triplane

I have allways had a thing for that plane...

BrotherVoodoo
07-06-2007, 11:04 AM
I'll take a P51-D, thanks for your generosity Sir! I promise to take great care of her http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Dance
07-06-2007, 11:10 AM
Tigercat or Whirlwind, pr0n with wings and the piece of mind of a spare engine http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

waffen-79
07-06-2007, 11:11 AM
WW2 era that's easy

Fw-190A-9 or Bf-109K-4

non WW2 era

Mig-29G

BE SURE...oh and thanks mister!

slappedsilly
07-06-2007, 11:27 AM
f22

Daiichidoku
07-06-2007, 11:36 AM
this is from a "punisher: armoury"

dunno if its real, or ever existed (the listed engine exists, it powers cruise missles)...but i want one!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/Daiichidoku/jetpack.jpg

Warrington_Wolf
07-06-2007, 12:28 PM
My choice of aircraft (or at least the type that I may have the chance of actually flying) would have to be the Yak-52. I saw one close up whilst waiting for my instructor and it looks so friggin cool.

Insuber
07-06-2007, 12:56 PM
A modern propeller plane? Cirrus SR22 Turbo GTS, if you've got half a million $

Regards,
Insuber

Steven190
07-06-2007, 01:23 PM
Of course if it is just a dream a FW190D-9
or the FW190A-8N from Flugwerks would work very easily

hurricane1948
07-06-2007, 01:34 PM
Petlyakov Pe-2

zardozid
07-06-2007, 06:20 PM
Their are some really cool choices here...

Many I share, and some had not quite occurred to me...the Grumman Duck and PBY are cool. It would be wonderful to fly around the Caribbean for the rest of my life transporting tourists around. I remember seeing a PBY in the Florida keys once that was used in such a manner.

I thought I might see the Stuka on the list somewhere. I don't think their are any flying (original) examples in the world.

I think the Fieseler Storch is a somewhat realistic dream as their are many companys making flyable kits that are affordable and aproch an average pilots skill level.

Does anyone know if this company has an American distributer?
http://www.supermarineaircraft.com/About.htm
They look cool and the Spitfire is a beautiful choise...

Thanks to everyone for playing along...their where some genuine surprises on the list!

Markedfordeath
07-07-2007, 07:42 AM
P-61 Black Widow.