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clubracer993
04-08-2007, 10:54 AM
I was curious to know what people onthis forum thought would be the top 5 DogFighters of this WW. I would like to see a ranking of the best from around the world that were active roll players in WWII.. Thanks

clubracer993
04-08-2007, 10:54 AM
I was curious to know what people onthis forum thought would be the top 5 DogFighters of this WW. I would like to see a ranking of the best from around the world that were active roll players in WWII.. Thanks

Brain32
04-08-2007, 12:04 PM
To save us all some time I'll answer in the name of 80% of people here:

1.Spitfire
2.Spitfire
3.Spitfire
4.Spitfire
5.Spitfire
....
112.Spitfire
113.Spitfire
114.Spitfire
....
1567. Spitfire
1568. Spitfire
1569. Spitfire
....

FE_pilot
04-08-2007, 02:30 PM
The Fw-190A-9 gets my vote.


Any plane that is used the right way can be a good plane for dogfighting.


The Spitfire is a good plane but not the best.

WWSensei
04-08-2007, 02:55 PM
Sakai, Johnson, Galland, Hill, Hartmann not necessarily in that order. I mention people because the aircraft were simply tools. Without the right pilot the aircraft was simply another target.

tigertalon
04-08-2007, 05:34 PM
In RL, Yak-3 takes the cake without a shadow of a doubt, IMO followed by N1K2 "super zero".

Waldo.Pepper
04-09-2007, 12:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
Sakai, Johnson, Galland, Hill, Hartmann not necessarily in that order. I mention people because the aircraft were simply tools. Without the right pilot the aircraft was simply another target. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sensei got it right.

PBNA-Boosher
04-09-2007, 08:43 PM
All save one, as I understand.

Hartmann didn't dogfight, although that's a mark of smarts.

fordfan25
04-09-2007, 10:24 PM
if you mean wich plane was the best dog fighter. well maby the zero.

ImpStarDuece
04-10-2007, 01:35 AM
'Classic', slow speed dogfights (turn is everything, make circles smaller!!):

Gladiator
Cr. 42
I-153

'New Fangled', monoplane dogfighters (turn, climb and a little speed)

A5M
Ki-43
A6M2
Hawker Hurricane
Supermarine Spitfire Mks I-V
Yak-3
N1K2-J
Ki-84
Ki-100
F4F & FM-2
F6F
F8F
Brewster Buffalo

'Next Generation' energy fighters (Swoosh! Ratattatatatata! Uh, where did he come from? Speed, armament and roll)

Bf-190F
FW-190A/D
La-5
Spitfire Mk XII & XIV
Tempest Mk V

There are several 'halfway house' fighters as well, that can dogfight very well, but were too outclased by their opponents, in either turn or speed, to really give them that much of a chance:

P-40
D. 520
P-39D

alert_1
04-10-2007, 04:56 AM
Until yesterday I thought I 153 now I bet it's Gladiator http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

crucislancer
04-10-2007, 10:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWSensei:
Sakai, Johnson, Galland, Hill, Hartmann not necessarily in that order. I mention people because the aircraft were simply tools. Without the right pilot the aircraft was simply another target. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Totally true. Of course, there were others. Richard Bong and Hans-Joachim Marseille for instance.

WWSensei
04-10-2007, 10:49 AM
Yes, their were others but limit was 5. I went with the 5 I felt not only held their own but also had the most impact on the others that flew with them too. My other criteria was that they had to have survived the war.