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freakvollder
07-29-2009, 11:50 AM
Hallo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I wanna ask a simple question…

robtek1957
07-29-2009, 11:59 AM
I´d take the spit because its easier to survive when it is 20 vs 1 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If it wouldn´t be balanced as in reality i´d choose the 190 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Choctaw111
07-29-2009, 12:01 PM
The Spit is an incredible machine.
It has good firepower and maneuverability and I nice plus is that it had really good looks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

BillSwagger
07-29-2009, 12:03 PM
If there were any plane from that era that i could afford to restore and fly, it would have to be the P-47M.

Daiichidoku
07-29-2009, 12:07 PM
anyone who chooses anything but T-Bolt or Lightning needs thier head examined and to have a hefty life insurance policy :P

waffen-79
07-29-2009, 12:33 PM
109 all the way baby!

then I would choose some OPs in the Würger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif, seriously I woudn't miss out flying also the 190

then I would defect to the RAF to fly the TEMPEST http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

danjama
07-29-2009, 12:34 PM
Chose Spitfire, for obvious reasons.

AndyJWest
07-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
Chose Spitfire, for obvious reasons.

I don't think that a B-17 really counts as a fighter, though the guy who decided to ram me from behind the other day as I came in on his mate's B-17 (I was in a 109), evidently had different ideas. That wasn't you by any chance? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

For me it'd be a choice between Spit & La-7 if I was expecting strong opposition, otherwise P-38 for comfort (but I'd insist it had a proper air-conditioning system fitted.

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The above makes no sense, as danjama had originally put 'B-17' as an answer, and evidently edited it after he read what the original question, but before I posted the response. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

He will no doubt deny this, making me look like I'm making a move for Raaid's position in the forums: I'm not he is just too brilliant to replace. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

X32Wright
07-29-2009, 01:04 PM
Mustang and only because of its range and gun platform. It can handle low and high intercepts and has an enormous range. This alone would insure better survival odds and fight when you want and still have enough fuel to go across the Channel.

Had the 109 G-10 had the range and not the 5 min dogfight limit over london that would have been my other choice.

JtD
07-29-2009, 01:33 PM
P-51, because when it showed up the chances for survival were much better than they were with all the other choices. Always good to join late on the winning side.

danjama
07-29-2009, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by danjama:
Chose Spitfire, for obvious reasons.

I don't think that a B-17 really counts as a fighter, though the guy who decided to ram me from behind the other day as I came in on his mate's B-17 (I was in a 109), evidently had different ideas. That wasn't you by any chance? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

For me it'd be a choice between Spit & La-7 if I was expecting strong opposition, otherwise P-38 for comfort (but I'd insist it had a proper air-conditioning system fitted.

Edit -------------------------------- Edit
The above makes no sense, as danjama had originally put 'B-17' as an answer, and evidently edited it after he read what the original question, but before I posted the response. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

He will no doubt deny this, making me look like I'm making a move for Raaid's position in the forums: I'm not he is just too brilliant to replace. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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ok ok i admit i changed it after realising i couldn't read http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

R_Target
07-29-2009, 03:17 PM
F4U-4. Followed by 190D and Thunderbolt.

DKoor
07-29-2009, 05:24 PM
P-38.


Originally posted by Daiichidoku:
anyone who chooses anything but T-Bolt or Lightning needs thier head examined and to have a hefty life insurance policy :P http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Stiletto-
07-29-2009, 05:34 PM
I think I would probably have to go all american on this one... The P-38, definately underated in the european theatre do to a number of issues.. It had great speed and climb.. and 2 Engines to get you home. P-47, fast and rugid, dive away and head for base. And the P-51? A large flying range and fast as anything..

If you are trying to survive the war and not on a specific mission scenario, I think these planes are some of the best for a wide range of things that the war can throw at you.. I would say that my 4th choice would be a 109, it's climb rate would sure come in handy when trying to get an advantage on an enemy, but it's poor range, build problems in later variants and some engine variants along with risky landings put it behind some of the US birds in my view.

WTE_Galway
07-29-2009, 05:35 PM
http://www.vmmv.org/tanktk/me262/images/me262-012.JPG

ElAurens
07-29-2009, 07:43 PM
Good choice WTE_Galway. Because you would never have enough fuel for it you most likely would never see combat and would spend the last weeks of the war waiting for the American infantry to over run your airfield, unless of course you were unlucky enough to be over run by the Russians.

Of the listed aircraft I would take the Mustang, mostly because it won teh warz.

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Ritter_Cuda
07-29-2009, 08:05 PM
well since you have the mustang you must mean late war then it would be the p-38 it had a heated C0ckpit AND the performance to do the job

na85
07-29-2009, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by freakvollder:
Hallo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I wanna ask a simple question…

No yak?

Lt_Letum
07-30-2009, 06:30 AM
Mustang.
It can run form most fighters and isn't often sent to attack ground targets with AAA.

skarden
07-30-2009, 06:40 AM
I wanna pick the mustang,because since I was young I'v always had a thing for her,those curvy lines,and that power http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

but since playing IL-2 these last few years and doing much more reading about WWII combat aircraft I find myself drawn to the 190,for some reason its seems almost perfect for me.

JG52Uther
07-30-2009, 06:45 AM
Strangely enough,probably the mustang,as by that stage of the war most German planes were vastly outnumbered.
+ I would have taken off from England,and would be at a ridiculously high altitude by the time I got to Germany.

RegRag1977
07-30-2009, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by JtD:
P-51, because when it showed up the chances for survival were much better than they were with all the other choices. Always good to join late on the winning side.

+1

Same aircraft for the same reasons (P38 in the pacific seems to be a very good choice too)

Gammelpreusse
07-30-2009, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
Good choice WTE_Galway. Because you would never have enough fuel for it you most likely would never see combat and would spend the last weeks of the war waiting for the American infantry to over run your airfield, unless of course you were unlucky enough to be over run by the Russians.

Of the listed aircraft I would take the Mustang, mostly because it won teh warz.

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

Now aren't we envious here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

109 power all the way! Only plane that saw action from the arctic North Cap the the african deserts, from the fields of France to the steppes of Russia, all the way from 39 to 45 within one air force! That defines epic for me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

SeaFireLIV
07-30-2009, 08:25 AM
I16.

Yea, im a sucker for punishment.

ElAurens
07-30-2009, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
Now aren't we envious here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif


Gammepreusse, I don't envy any of the men of the Luftwaffe in the last months of the war.

What a living hell. Totally overwhelmed in the air, knowing that there was no way to win, or even save what was left, fearing that the Russians would get there before the Brits or Americans.

No sir, I don't envy those men and boys at all.

War is a hellish thing.

Gammelpreusse
07-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by ElAurens:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
Now aren't we envious here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif


Gammepreusse, I don't envy any of the men of the Luftwaffe in the last months of the war.

What a living hell. Totally overwhelmed in the air, knowing that there was no way to win, or even save what was left, fearing that the Russians would get there before the Brits or Americans.

No sir, I don't envy those men and boys at all.

War is a hellish thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

El, I completly agree with you.
But that is something that is true too all armies, anytime, anywhere. I actually do not want to share with any of them unless circumstances can't prevent it, no matter what side they are fighting on.

But, if you participate in a thread with such light hearted, naive content, you gotta stick with the fun or do not participate at all.

Btw, nothing personal at all, ElAurens, you just need a bit of respectful counterweight here and there. And this time I got your name right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

X32Wright
07-30-2009, 11:40 AM
Indeed I don't either because Goering made all the 'Expertens' Fly till they die or get severely injured. Goering even made a point of calling in personally some of the expertens who werw either injured or sick asking why they aren't flying!

There was no 'rotations' for expertens. They just kept flying unlike allied pilots who went home after a tour of duty to train the new recruits or get some R&R. This is why german expertens have a high number of kills, they just kept flying form one theatre to another specially after being recalled home for the 'Defense of the Reich'.

ElAurens
07-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Gammelpreusse:
[Btw, nothing personal at all, ElAurens, you just need a bit of respectful counterweight here and there. And this time I got your name right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Nothing personal taken sir.

Carry on and have a good weekend.

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