This is a discussion on 5 Favorite Aircraft? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Spitfire. Lancaster. Mustang Concorde. Harrier. (VTOL)...
C130- any variant works for me (Spooky's are special to me)
"Just blame Sixto"
Guns and Planes... toys boys love.
B-17G "Nine o' Nine" at Moffett NAS, Ca. 2002
P-38 Lightning - Feared by the Japanese, Hated by the Germans.
Shown in D-Day invasion stripes paint scheme.
P-51 - Nothing sounds as nice as a Merlin-powered Mustang!
Aluminum Overcast: B-36 Peacemaker - Six turnin' & four burnin'
Only in Texas - Size comparison B29 vs. B36A
The B36 - a.k.a. the box the B-52 came in.
B-58 Hustler - SAC's Mach 2 Bomber circa 1957
XB-70 Valkyrie - Always a bridesmaid...
SR-71 - Faster, higher, longer than anyone else. This (sonic) boom's for you!
F-4 Phantom II - McDonell-Douglas' proof that given enough thrust, even a brick will go Mach 2.
F-86 Sabre Jet - Clean, nimble and a pilot's plane.
P-47 Thunderbolt - The Brooklyn tough guy of fighters.
Supermarine Spitfire - Britian's savior
Last edited by BillCA; May 23rd, 2007 at 09:36 PM.
P-51 Mustang. Pretty yet deadly like a Southern Belle.
B-52 AKA BUFF. The fist of an angry god.
A-10 warthog. Design a plane around a gun? Genius!
C-47 Dakota. The Jeep with wings and still flying after 70 years.
F 22 Raptor. After I saw it doing the impossible things it did during the Ari and Sea Show in Ft Lauderdale, this is just an awsome machine.
PS: I protest the limit of 5 planes. BillCA added the SR-71 which is also on my list and I like the Bronco too. Five planes is just too short of a list.
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
Oh, did I list RF-4B?
F-16 (block30)/AC130 (tie)
Honorable mention - A12 (never in production thanks to Saddam Cheney)
1. B-17 (any model)
3. F-14 Tomcat
5. F-107 "Thud"
I'm suprised nobody has mentioned the F16 yet.
Its the work horse of the usaf, light, cheap and does well at any role they put it in.
"Just blame Sixto"
I'll play. And for a real departure.
J-3 Cub. More pilots earned their first wings on this than any other with the possible exception of the Cessna 150/152/172.
P-51 Lightning. Gotta be on the list. No excuses.
P-47 Thunderbolt. Toughest fighter airplane in any theater during WWII
UH-1 Huey. Best Jack-of-all-trades helicopter ever. It may not have been the best at anything it did, but it did anything it tried.
A-26 Invader. It flew in 3 wars. WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. In Vietnam, it flew with more payload on it's wing hardpoints than it had internally durning WWII. And that wing payload was in addiiton to it's internal bomb bay.
And I'm gonna cheat. Number 6 is:
PBY-5 Catalina. Considered obsolete at the start of WWII. It went on to serve as an Air-Sea Rescue plane, Anti-sub, bomber, night attack. And anything with a 3000 mile range has got something going for it.
UGGG!!!! Just five
In no particular order
The Sioux Helicoper
The Annotov 225- because size matters.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
UH-1 Huey Helicopter
OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter (Loach)
OH-58 Jet Ranger Helicopter
U-6 Beaver Airplane
T-41 Mescalero Airplane
"There is no such thing as too much ammo. Unless you're swimming!"
A-10....(The aircraft I 'cut my teeth' on in maintenance.)
F-22 Raptor...Have you seen this thing fly?!
F-15 (E) Strike Eagle
F-18 Super Hornet
What can I say....I likes the way them thar afterburners shakes everything on the ground....
+1 Miggy! The list of great planes is long and illustrious.
I could easily have added the;
Hawker Sea Fury
A1-E Skyraider (a.k.a the dump-truck
B-52 Stratofortress (it's as old as I am! Almost share a birthday!)
F-101 Voodoo (Haulin' A**)
F8-U Crusader (The Gunfighter!)
A7 Intruder (Built like a tank)
C-130 Hercules (Hercey-Bird, you call, we haul!)
C-47/DC-3 - Slow & Steady
YB-49 (Flying Wing)
Im happy to see such good tastes in aircraft with you folks.
But only one other person likes the OV-10 Bronco?
That aircraft is amazing considering what it is.
Hell it can even deploy 6 SPEC OP's guys parachuting from the rear cargo door.
It was used a lot during Vietnam planting really secretive tactical forces in areas where being discreet was of utmost importance.
Its still in use today, and many many of our friendly countries are using it too.
Here, I'll give you one last chance to fall in love with this plane:
Last edited by Sig229; May 24th, 2007 at 03:12 AM.
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