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Old 07-17-2009, 06:56 PM
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:49 PM
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These jets always make me think that the war would have ended differently had Hitler made better use of their jets.
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For all round manouverability, firepower and the fact that it's long range bomber escort ability changed the course of the war, I'd have to say the P-51 Mustang as well. Plus it looks just as sexy as the Spitfire.

steady on old chap, the Mustang might well have been the girl to get your knees trembling, but the Spitfire was the girl you married...


No one's mentioned the Mosquito- Two Merlin engines carrying balsawood- stupidly quick and after the superchargers were fitted it flew above the 262s ceiling height- I wondered how it felt to have your unbeatable state of the art interceptor bested by shed-tech!

The "Cheeky Bast@rd" plane...they even turned up at Nazi Rallies in Berlin in 1943 when the Goosesteppers claimed it was impossible- "OI OI!"
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:17 AM
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For me it's the yak 3

http://avions.legendaires.free.fr/yak3.php

the French pilots of the normadie niemen had 300 kills with that plane!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:01 PM
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the GO229 was a good plane but no rudder meant it would get owned by enemy aces
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steady on old chap, the Mustang might well have been the girl to get your knees trembling, but the Spitfire was the girl you married...


No one's mentioned the Mosquito- Two Merlin engines carrying balsawood- stupidly quick and after the superchargers were fitted it flew above the 262s ceiling height- I wondered how it felt to have your unbeatable state of the art interceptor bested by shed-tech!

The "Cheeky Bast@rd" plane...they even turned up at Nazi Rallies in Berlin in 1943 when the Goosesteppers claimed it was impossible- "OI OI!"
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Love the Skeeter, and a ton of them were built in Canada. The wooden wonder - the buzzbomb basher!

Four cannons in the nose, please.
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It definately HAS to be the de-haviland mosquito. This is because it was a truly brilliant design, so brilliant infact it was used for; fighter, night fighter, bomber, pathfinder, anti shipping and photo-recon. Because of its mix of the wonderful rolls merlin engine and its laminated wooden construction, hence 'wooden wonder,' 'and the timber terror,' it was extreamly durable, light and fast. Infact it was the fasted combat aircraft until 1944! Becasue of the power and lack of weight the mossie could carry 4000lb bombs!!! (2/3 the max load of a b-17 btw) And if a 4000lb bomb is not your cup of tea, then you could have a 57mm gun in the nose for anti shipping. Its accuracy and ability to dodge hostiles, can be displayed with the bombing run on feb 18, 1944 when 19 mossies managed to blow a wall up on a prison, whilst the prisoners were in the yard!!! They didn't get hurt by it at all, AND most of them escaped, and then in october 1944 they managed to blow a wall up on the gestapo hq at aarhus university so the dutch resistance leaders could escape. Infact the plane was so great it remained on frontline service till december 15, 1955. That is a 15yr old wooden design in an age of jets!!! i LOVE this plane. Plus it spawned the just as impressive de havilland hornet.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:02 PM
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It definately HAS to be the de-haviland mosquito. This is because it was a truly brilliant design, so brilliant infact it was used for; fighter, night fighter, bomber, pathfinder, anti shipping and photo-recon. Because of its mix of the wonderful rolls merlin engine and its laminated wooden construction, hence 'wooden wonder,' 'and the timber terror,' it was extreamly durable, light and fast. Infact it was the fasted combat aircraft until 1944! Becasue of the power and lack of weight the mossie could carry 4000lb bombs!!! (2/3 the max load of a b-17 btw) And if a 4000lb bomb is not your cup of tea, then you could have a 57mm gun in the nose for anti shipping. Its accuracy and ability to dodge hostiles, can be displayed with the bombing run on feb 18, 1944 when 19 mossies managed to blow a wall up on a prison, whilst the prisoners were in the yard!!! They didn't get hurt by it at all, AND most of them escaped, and then in october 1944 they managed to blow a wall up on the gestapo hq at aarhus university so the dutch resistance leaders could escape. Infact the plane was so great it remained on frontline service till december 15, 1955. That is a 15yr old wooden design in an age of jets!!! i LOVE this plane. Plus it spawned the just as impressive de havilland hornet.
What he said!

Infact can anyone confirm that the Mossie is in BOP?
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That would kick ass if it were.

Blighty you must have watched the same documentary i did. Battlefield Mysteries, I think. Great programme, decent CGI and they talk about those crazy bouncing bomb raids; not to mention knocking down V2 rockets.

One Mossie came back with no paint, charred up from a close range kill. Pretty cool picture.

I remember, in Aces over Europe you could pick a Mosquito squadron with the Huge cannon loadout - awesome sound effect, and blew the shit out the merchant ships ...and a 190 or two, heh.

If there's a BOP 2 someday I will beg for a dynamic campaign, seriously.
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