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WildeSau
11-07-2004, 01:48 PM
Imagine you could fly one real WWII plane (let's say all planes would have two seats so that you can be passenger even in a Bf-109 i.e.)

Which one would you choose?

I definitely would go for a Fw-190 - perhaps the D modell.

Will have the change to fly in a Ju-52 from Dübendorf aiport in Switzerland - will make some photos.

Sakai9745
11-07-2004, 02:24 PM
First, a B24; already taken a hop in a B17 and B29, so that'll complete the set. After that, TBF.

Korolov
11-07-2004, 02:27 PM
P-38.

Mackane1
11-07-2004, 02:33 PM
P-38

TheJoyStick
11-07-2004, 02:36 PM
ME-262

WildeSau
11-07-2004, 02:39 PM
JoyStick - this would be a hot ride - one you don't know if you come back safe...

Jetenginedr
11-07-2004, 02:47 PM
I would choose the B-17 that flew next to me 12 years ago...ya..when I had hair!

http://www.cvcycles.com/jetfixer/Bomberflight.jpg

http://www.cvcycles.com/jetfixer/WaistGun.jpg

NorrisMcWhirter
11-07-2004, 03:05 PM
If passenger, 190A would be first choice with Me262 second.

If FLY, then a Spitfire; just to see if what all the pilots said was true.

Cheers,
Norris

T_O_A_D
11-07-2004, 03:34 PM
Anything I can get permision to be in. Plane ***** all the way here guys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Syama
11-07-2004, 03:43 PM
Dive bombing in a Stuka

KGr.HH-Sunburst
11-07-2004, 03:50 PM
all 190s but first the Dora http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif
second would be the Jug http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Stiglr
11-07-2004, 05:17 PM
It'd have to be a 109.

The idea of a Stuka run, though....I'd have to consider that!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ARSNL
11-07-2004, 05:27 PM
Spitfire, no thought needed.

chris455
11-07-2004, 05:59 PM
Guess.

pcpilot_MGG
11-07-2004, 06:07 PM
1st choice- F4U Corsair, love the engine sound...

2nd choice- P-51 Mustang, none better...

3rd choice- B-25 Mitchell, low level of course... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

mortoma
11-07-2004, 06:18 PM
God help you if that hypothetically came true and you tried to actually fly most of these aircaft without a bunch of actual flight experience. There are exceptions of course, but most W.W.II fighters were a handful to fly until you accumulated a ton of flight time both before and after you began flying the particular fighter. And hopefully you gradually worked your way up slowly to higher and higher performance trainers before switching to fighters.

In W.W.I there was a wide variation in the handling difficulty of various aircraft. From the Sopwith Camel which could kill even a veteran pilot if he wasn't careful, to the Fokker D.VII, which I'd let my 10 year old neice take lessons in, and solo in only 10 hours!!! Although most aircraft of that era were tricky and bouncy to land since they didn't have flaps and you landed without much shock absorption and on a bumpy grass field at that.

Now back to the W.W.II birds, I have a few hours in GA aircraft and I'd have to think a thousands times before getting in a fighter from the era and taking off. I'm glad most of you won't ever get to try it, many of you wouldn't live to tell stories of it. That's just the way it is, flying these planes in a computer sim and flying them in RL is a completely different thing.

As for me though, if I had enough balls to try it, I'd go for a P-38, one of the easiest and safest of the W.W.II birds to fly. A pretty darn big plane though.....

JR_Greenhorn
11-07-2004, 06:24 PM
I think the original poster just meant go for a ride as a passenger, mortoma.

mortoma
11-07-2004, 06:28 PM
By the way, I ought to know how big the P-38 is, I was standing by one of the few existing flying P-38s left only about two months ago. They seem more like bombers when you are up close to them on the ground. Very tall too, the pilot sits way up there!!

billclarke1
11-07-2004, 06:32 PM
P51, just love the sound of that RR Merlin !!!!

JR_Greenhorn
11-07-2004, 06:36 PM
I guess I see now how it could be interpereted either way.

Where was that P-38?
I stood next to one in August. Boy, do I love the sound of those turbos! Especially when they are on an Allison, which sounds much better than a Merlin, IMHO. I got the pleasure of standing in the propwash when the owner/pilot throttled up against the brakes. The plane was a recent purchase and not certified to be flown, but we got to see some "high speed taxiing" instead.

GT182
11-07-2004, 06:37 PM
Same as T_O_A_D, any one that I could get a ride in.

I've been up in a B17 (Yankee Lady), next if I can someday would be a B-25, Briefing Time to be exact. And then an Avenger if possible. I am a proud member of MAAM and they have both the 25 and Avenger. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

VF-29_Sandman
11-07-2004, 06:40 PM
p-38, p-51, jug and corsair. then maybe a6m2, m5 zero's.

Korolov
11-07-2004, 06:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
God help you if that hypothetically came true and you tried to actually fly most of these aircaft without a bunch of actual flight experience. There are exceptions of course, but most W.W.II fighters were a handful to fly until you accumulated a ton of flight time both before and after you began flying the particular fighter. And hopefully you gradually worked your way up slowly to higher and higher performance trainers before switching to fighters.

In W.W.I there was a wide variation in the handling difficulty of various aircraft. From the Sopwith Camel which could kill even a veteran pilot if he wasn't careful, to the Fokker D.VII, which I'd let my 10 year old neice take lessons in, and solo in only 10 hours!!! Although most aircraft of that era were tricky and bouncy to land since they didn't have flaps and you landed without much shock absorption and on a bumpy grass field at that.

Now back to the W.W.II birds, I have a few hours in GA aircraft and I'd have to think a thousands times before getting in a fighter from the era and taking off. I'm glad most of you won't ever get to try it, many of you wouldn't live to tell stories of it. That's just the way it is, flying these planes in a computer sim and flying them in RL is a completely different thing.

As for me though, if I had enough balls to try it, I'd go for a P-38, one of the easiest and safest of the W.W.II birds to fly. A pretty darn big plane though..... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gee, I wonder how all those kids back in WW2 got to fly them then. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

fordfan25
11-07-2004, 07:20 PM
hellcat or corair though i havent seen any with a 2nd seat lol. or a pby cat would be awsome.

Rumpleskillzken
11-07-2004, 08:08 PM
I flew ina P51 before, the "Flying Dutchman" if anyone knows who that is. My Grandpa's closest freind owns the plane.

rodion_zero
11-07-2004, 08:19 PM
First choice--Me109

Second choice--Me262

-RODION

chn06
11-07-2004, 08:25 PM
Bf109f4... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Hades_Dragon
11-07-2004, 09:24 PM
F4U

Owlsphone
11-07-2004, 09:46 PM
<--- ***** standing on the corner next to Toad and GT182.

wayno7777
11-07-2004, 09:55 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif I think two of the five ME 262's being built are supposed to be the two-seeter version. As for me it doesn't matter as long as it flies! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gifairplanes!

Copperhead310th
11-07-2004, 09:59 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED"> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gifRIDE!??? Hell i want to pilot it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif</span>

<UL TYPE=SQUARE>
<span class="ev_code_yellow">
<LI>P-47
<LI>B-24
<LI>P-61
<LI>B-17
<LI>B-25
</span>[/list]

_Neveraine_
11-07-2004, 10:41 PM
As much as i love the US/UK planes i'd rather fly in a german one simply because it would be so much more unique. Any 109 or 190 would be absolutly fantastic, however a Storch would be neat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif be interesting to see what aerobatics it could pull off.

diomedes33
11-07-2004, 11:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mortoma:
God help you if that hypothetically came true and you tried to actually fly most of these aircaft without a bunch of actual flight experience. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dora here, and I'd die with an ear to ear grin on my face.