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5 Favorite Aircraft?

This is a discussion on 5 Favorite Aircraft? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Mine: Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Dornier Do 335 Pfeil McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II Rockwell International/Boeing B-1B Lancer SEPECAT Jaguar...

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    Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil
    McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II
    Rockwell International/Boeing B-1B Lancer
    SEPECAT Jaguar
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    Grew up in Kansas during the Cold War: Kansas was home to many AFB's and SAC Ops. They all flew over the deserted central and western ranges all the time. So, the first revolves around those memories...of sonic booms and bomb drills......

    B-52

    Then Wichita Kansas, and the

    B-1B
    KC-135

    And finally OKC for a stint, and Tinker AFB and....

    AWAC's

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    #5 - SR-71 Blackbird
    #4 - P-51 Mustang
    #3 - F/A-18 Super Hornet
    #2 - B-2 Spirit
    #1 - F-14 Tomcat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Grew up in Kansas during the Cold War: Kansas was home to many AFB's and SAC Ops. They all flew over the deserted central and western ranges all the time. So, the first revolves around those memories...of sonic booms and bomb drills......

    B-52

    Then Wichita Kansas, and the

    B-1B
    KC-135

    And finally OKC for a stint, and Tinker AFB and....

    AWAC's
    ...I might have run into you....I went to McConnell AFB as a cadet when the F4D's were still operational; years later I almost got a full-time job with the 184rd BW (KSANG) which flew B-1B at the time; visited Tinker once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    ...I might have run into you....I went to McConnell AFB as a cadet when the F4D's were still operational; years later I almost got a full-time job with the 184rd BW (KSANG) which flew B-1B at the time; visited Tinker once.
    I just lived in those places, didn't want/mean to imply I was with the military - always a civilian - I just loved big planes! I coulda been a "groupie"

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    ....Richard, I remember in some thread you stated you were never in the military....I was in those some general places as you.

    Thanks to my cadet training days at MAFB, I fell in love (hard) with the Rhino (F4).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark555 View Post
    P-38 (My Dad flew one in Europe during WWII) they are just an all around cool plain
    ME262 (come on just a great plain)
    The Buff B 52 Something has to be said for an aircraft that is 50+ years old and still dropping bombs.
    The B2 (you think your eyes are playing tricks on you when you watch it fly)
    The 5th one I just can’t choose.
    You know they are making new ME262's don't you?


    They are one mean looking airplane

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    F4's were living proof that is you put a large enough engine on it, it'll fly!! LOL.....

    Definitely the A-10......iron workhorse of the ground attack role. I like the two seater model:


    F-35 Joint Strike Fighter......definitely going to rule the roost when it comes to replacing current F-16's.


    Don't get me wrong, the F-22 is a great aircraft, but it couldn't hold water compared to the YF-23:


    B-52, hands down the best bomber ever built. It'll outlast the B-2 and get the job done! Too bad most are parked here:


    Finally, the F/A-18F Superhornet. This baby is gonna assume a major carrier role and enable us to bring more of the fight to the enemy. May the Lord have mercy on our Warbird's prey.

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    I forgot to add how much I like the Sea Knight and the Chinook dual rotary 'coptors.

    For some reason around where I live, I see a lot of Chinooks flying around. I just moved here, but I didn't know there was any Military bases in my area. Oh well. Its really cool to see them flying close to the ground around the mountains.
    P95Carry, do you know of any bases in our area?


    CH-47 Chinook.


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    SRFL,
    +1 on the FW-190 being a great fighter. It was the Luftwaffe's equivilent of the P-47 in terms of durability and firepower.

    The Dornier Do-335 "Arrow"...

    Odd looking yet faster than any Allied fighter (426 mph+). We're lucky it never made it to production (along with large numbers of the Me-262).

    This was also pre-production, the He-162 "Volksjaeger"

    Some of you A-10 fans may recognize the layout of this one.

    Sig229 A Chinook is the only aircraft I've ever boarded where the crew hands out earplugs and/or earmuffs!
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    I am not a person who is well versed in aircraft, but I live not too far from Whiteman AFB. I see the Stealth bomber fly over daily and I love it. It looks like a huge kite. Sometimes it moves so slow, it seems to be standing still. I keep my camera loaded and close. There are two shots I would love to get. One with the Stealth flying in front of a full moon. The other to get the Stealth in a shot with one of the Amish buggys below it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Grew up in Kansas during the Cold War: Kansas was home to many AFB's and SAC Ops. They all flew over the deserted central and western ranges all the time. So, the first revolves around those memories...of sonic booms and bomb drills......

    B-52

    Then Wichita Kansas, and the

    B-1B
    KC-135

    And finally OKC for a stint, and Tinker AFB and....

    AWAC's
    A KC 135? Come on! I put 4500 hours in C141A & Bs (crew member) , a couple of 100 hours in each the C-5A, KC 135s, C130s & C 17s (dead heading, passenger or as security) none would ever get my vote especially the KC 135 (Spent lots of hours counting rivets on those darn things as Security) or the C 130. The AC 130 is a different story Spector were a great group.
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    a-10 thunderbolt 2
    p-47 thunderbolt
    f-14 tomcat
    a-1 skyraider
    b-52 =moonscape,lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillCA View Post

    Sig229 A Chinook is the only aircraft I've ever boarded where the crew hands out earplugs and/or earmuffs!
    Not to mention, when you exit or enter the Chinook's, you have to start from a 100 yards away and walk straight into the rear of the aircraft or else your turned into BBQ!
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    A-10
    F-16
    F-117
    F4U Corsair
    P-38

    I would include something other than the F-117, but I feel it has played a significant role in the past decade or two, and would be remiss to leave the wobbly goblin off of the list.

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