5 Favorite Aircraft?

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; Im a huge aircraft guru. So I was wondering what are some of your favorite military aircraft? Here are mine from 1st favorite to last. ...

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    Thumbs up 5 Favorite Aircraft?

    Im a huge aircraft guru.
    So I was wondering what are some of your favorite military aircraft?

    Here are mine from 1st favorite to last.


    OV-10 Bronco:




    A10:


    F18:




    Russian Su-27:




    Chinese J-8/F-8 (doesnt look like much, but it actually outpreforms the F16):





    F-4 Phantom (Vietnam Era)






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    A-10
    BONE (Thats B-one, Bomber)
    AC-130 Gunship
    F-15 (I'd say F-22, but that seems unfair to any "classic")
    A-10 (yes again!, and trying to replace it with the JSF is pure paper-warrior absurdity!)

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    P51 Mustang



    B17 Flying Fortress



    Huey Super Cobra





    The AC130 Spectre. When you need to kill evverything in one square kilometer in one pass.



    You can't: Not love the Mustang, out gun the B17 (ok the Ac-130 Spectre does), and if you've called in Marine Corps CAS, you can't not love Cobras blowing the heck out of an Iraqi armored coulumn.

    **Edit, you said 5, ad the FA18 to my list, dang those swabbies can get in close...But I still prefer the Marine Corps Aviators.


    Also, while the A10 is pretty dang cool, we in the armored community hate seeing them overhead, they have more friendly kills than any other plane.

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    A-10
    P-38
    F-4 Corsair
    AC-130
    Cobra
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    P51 Mustang

    Also, while the A10 is pretty dang cool, we in the armored community hate seeing them overhead, they have more friendly kills than any other plane.
    No kidding, I didnt know that.
    I alwasy though seeing an A10 rip through the sky towards the enemy hold up in a fighting postions would be heaven sent.

    But, what you say makes sense.
    Im sure that cannon on the nose isnt as accurate as many think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig229 View Post
    But, what you say makes sense.
    Im sure that cannon on the nose isnt as accurate as many think.
    It's not that, it's that enemy BMPs and US/Allied Bradleys, LAVs, and Strykers look awful alike at speed. Same deal with tanks.

    Also, alot of A10 pilots are reservists and I think alot of them would fail an aerial armor ID test.

    Not knocking reservists but...stuff happens.


    And the A10s are very accurate, if you ever go up to Fort Indian Town Gap, they do A10 runs up there, that Vulcan gun makes quite the racket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post

    Also, while the A10 is pretty dang cool, we in the armored community hate seeing them overhead, they have more friendly kills than any other plane.
    I didn't know that. I have always wondered why ground vehicles don't get an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) getup. I know there would few issues with that, but nothing I can think of that we couldn't work around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrombach View Post
    I didn't know that. I have always wondered why ground vehicles don't get an IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) getup. I know there would few issues with that, but nothing I can think of that we couldn't work around.
    Well going electronic would add to thier "signiture" (especially with forward deployed armored recon units) that can be picked up by the ememy, we used IR strobes that worked pretty good.


    Standard is basicly just a vinyl panel that you tie on top, but as stated, at a speed of "X" and the starting distance of a gun run, it's kind of hard to tell who's who.

    That's why I prefer to have rotary wing on station, you always have two guy in the cockpit, they go slower and in general coordinate better with the FACs on the ground.

    Also if you look at "who does what" really well, the Air Force is mainly for bombing / air to air combat and does a really good job, but when you start talking close air support (CAS) with troops on the ground your better off with Navy / USMC fighter/bombers and Army/USMC choppers. They just train more in CAS.

    Getting way off topic here, back to the top 5...

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    Lockheed P-38 Lightning



    Vought F4U Corsair



    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird



    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter



    Boeing (North American Rockwell) B-1B Lancer (if only for this photo)



    Here is one that doesn't quite fit since it was never accepted into service.

    Northrop F-20 Tigershark

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning



    Vought F4U Corsair



    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird



    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter



    Boeing (North American Rockwell) B-1B Lancer (if only for this photo)



    Here is one that doesn't quite fit since it was never accepted into service.

    Northrop F-20 Tigershark

    Very good choices! I can't believe I over looked the B1B and the SR71. My brother was in Marine Aviation, his unit VMFA 251 was originall comprised of F4U Corsairs, we once had one fly over a parade we were doing, really cool!

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    P-47 Thunderbolt
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    SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    F4U Corsair
    P-47 Thunderbolt
    F-4 Phantom
    F-18 Hornet
    SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber
    I considered the Jug, but decided that two WWII planes were all I could afford.

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