posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 11:01 PM
Such a difficult question: one has to think of appearance (anything delta-winged, usually), performance, the time-period, did they see action, against
whom..and so forth.
The Mustang, Spitfire, Zero,Me-109, would be just a few that achieved great things against strong opponents: for that matter, the Fokker triplane or
the Sopwith Camel are splendidly evocative.
And there's the Mig-15 and the Sabre: those two remain the key images of jet-powered dogfighting even now, half a century on.
Thank goodness for the variety.