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Sofiyah
11-02-2004, 10:12 AM

MA_Moby
11-02-2004, 10:15 AM
or the Sea Fury http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

MEGILE
11-02-2004, 10:19 AM
All of the above! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Although I think we know for sure that the Swordfish is coming.

Hmm the Firebrand looks peculiar... check out that huge tail! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/Firebrand_in_flight_Colour.jpg

I hope that the Barracuda will eventualy make it into PF...an FAA Torpedo Bomber http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

clint-ruin
11-02-2004, 10:19 AM
Firefly please! There's an awesome popped open restoration of one in the Australian War Memorial in canberra. Scary looking plane.

These saw action in Korea from the HMAS Sydney too .. hmm .. Yak9UT .. Corsair .. YP80 .. carriers .. asian terrain ..

http://www.anzacday.org.au/history/korea/at_sea.html

No carrier takeoffs from frozen seas yet though :<

Von_Zero
11-02-2004, 10:22 AM
the Boston and the british Buffalo
but from the list, i voted for the stringbag... biplane torpedo bomber... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Sofiyah
11-02-2004, 10:24 AM
I did not included the sea fury because it never flew in combat, also I felt because its peformanance it would the natual choice for people to the detriment of the other historical planes.

Yes I would like to see it in the sim but not before planes that actually saw comabat. Me I vote for the swordfish. Read Charles Lamb's book war in a stringbag, he tells the operations history of the plane. A Good read

clint-ruin
11-02-2004, 10:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sofiyah:
I did not included the sea fury because it never flew in combat, also I felt because its peformanance it would the natual choice for people to the detriment of the other historical planes.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

...you mean, combat in WW2, right?

http://www.awm.gov.au/korea/images/enlargements/273864.jpg

http://www.awm.gov.au/korea/ausinkorea/navy/navy2.htm

triggerhappyfin
11-02-2004, 11:02 AM
All of them are needed, choicing some of them is impossible!


By the way I want the Hawk 75 and Fokker D xxl too.

Sofiyah
11-02-2004, 12:08 PM
hi

Of course I mean ww2 its a ww2 sim not korea

Hendley
11-02-2004, 12:52 PM
Definitely the Swordfish for me. Just finished a great account by a Swordfish pilot who flew the plane for almost the entire war, much of the time off tiny merchantmen carriers. He was finally made to transfer to the Barracuda in '44, but it was so much more treacherous to fly that it became the final impetus to get himself grounded by a doctor due to his growing terror of flying. Great honest read.

Bring Back My Stringbag by Lord Kilbracken

Chuck_Older
11-02-2004, 02:20 PM
I voted Firefly, although the Swordfish is a better choice.

I voted Firefly because I'm pretty sure we'll really get a Swordfish eventually but I have my doubts about the Firefly

woofiedog
11-03-2004, 12:49 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifIt was a toss up with the SwordFish or Barracuda... I have to go with the Barracuda because of the Missions it flew during WW2 in peticular againest the Tirpiz.
All though the Swordfish flew in missions againest the Bismarck and the Raid on the Italian Port of Taranto and many others in the begining of WW2.
Both Aircraft were a important part of the British Fleet Actions.

x6BL_Brando
11-03-2004, 02:41 AM
This one?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/dunno.jpg

clint-ruin
11-03-2004, 03:13 AM
Actually it's a Sea Fury they have on display at the AWM, on checking.

http://www.awm.gov.au/virtualtour/aircraft_hall.htm

Bugger if I remember where I saw the Firefly, but I know there's at least one in very good shape in Aus.

Arm_slinger
11-03-2004, 08:57 AM
Firefly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Philipscdrw
11-03-2004, 11:33 AM
The horribly big picture is a Fairey Fulmar isn't it?

nearlymen
11-03-2004, 02:36 PM
Errr no, that horribly big picture is a Fairey Firefly MkIV(taken at Yeovilton). Unfortunately though its the later version that flew and fought in Korea. The WW2 version (which incidently is in BPF colours and is to the right out of shot next to the MkIV in the photo) was the Mk1 with a big chin radiator and a three blade prop, it looked much more of a brute of a plane in its WW2 guise !
I want one !

IAFS_Painter
11-03-2004, 05:18 PM
We're missing the Albacore from that selection.

The Sea Hurricane should be reasonably easy to add to the fighters.

WTE_Galway
11-03-2004, 08:58 PM
Sea Fury all the way.

A lighter weight development of the Tempest on steroids it was the fastest production prop fighter ever operational at 740 kmh plus and still features strongly at Reno.

Aaron_GT
11-04-2004, 03:01 AM
Wot no Skua and Roc?

Sarpedon688
11-04-2004, 04:02 AM
Gotta be the Swordfish - one of the few if not the only combat plane to outlive its replacement

k5054
11-04-2004, 12:01 PM
Outlived its replacement the Applecore, and then outlived that plane's replacement the Barracuda...

Hurribomber
11-05-2004, 04:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
Wot no Skua and Roc? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Skua? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Beafort/skuasondeck.jpg

WOLFMondo
11-05-2004, 04:59 AM
For me it has to be the Swordfish and the Firefly.

blairgowrie
11-05-2004, 05:21 AM
Swordfish and Firefly for me as well. My brother-in-law flew Swordfish and was in the Taranto raid where they sunk a good part of the Italian fleet.

Hurribomber
11-05-2004, 07:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Swordfish and Firefly for me as well. My brother-in-law flew Swordfish and was in the Taranto raid where they sunk a good part of the Italian fleet. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.netwings.org/dcforum/Images/captain.gif http://www.animehorizons.com/forums/images/smilies/salut.gif

What's his name?

He must have had a fair few mentions in books.

Hurribomber
11-05-2004, 07:28 AM
The Swordfish would be a dream. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

And when you consider that she could be used to recreate Albacore missions as well the scope of operations would be fantastic.

Apart from the obvious fleet actions Swordfish/Albacores saw combat against land targets in North Africa for example.

There are so many posibilities.

Petey78
11-05-2004, 08:35 AM
I'd have voted for the Stringbag meself but with the AA fire being so accurate and the Swordfish being a tad slow... I chose the Barracuda!

blairgowrie
11-05-2004, 04:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Hurribomber:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
Swordfish and Firefly for me as well. My brother-in-law flew Swordfish and was in the Taranto raid where they sunk a good part of the Italian fleet. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.netwings.org/dcforum/Images/captain.gif http://www.animehorizons.com/forums/images/smilies/salut.gif

What's his name?

He must have had a fair few mentions in books. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

His name was Jack Ellis but I doubt he got any mentions in books. He was not a pilot but an observer.

He would never discuss his wartime experiences. His nickname was Jolly Tar which was later corrupted to Toley Jar by my elder brother.

blairgowrie
11-05-2004, 04:24 PM
I have always loved the Sea Fury. Not sure it should be in AEP though.

I play golf with a guy whose son was killed a couple of years ago when flying a Sea Fury at an Air show in Southern Ontario. Apparently, that particular aircraft flew in South Korea and downed a couple of Mig 17's. Here is a link to a report on the accident. Very sad and his father was devastated.

http://www.theobserver.ca/2001/pts_010713.html