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Favorite aircraft?

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posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 02:48 PM
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Now im sure this has been done, but maybe it would be nice to have an updated thread on this.

I; while here on ATS have noticed many threads on someone's favorite aircraft and people would give their own opinion, but now lets have everyone's opinion on their own fav jet.

Personally any aircraft that can perform the Cobra manuever, would be my favorite aircraft, but i like the Su-37 not the S-37a, the Su-37.

Sure it is Russian, but you have to admit it does tend to counter some of our best aircraft.




posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:04 PM
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Hmm mine would be lets see... the A-10



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:07 PM
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My faverouite aircraft is the Gruman F14 Tomcat
Love the shape!




posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:20 PM
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Mine's a plain ol' (UH-1H) Huey. But then again I am somewhat sentimental.



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:22 PM
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my favorite plane is the X-32 stelth plane



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:27 PM
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For me it all boils down to cold war platforms, but seeing as the sheer number of platforms to choose from are too good to narrow to one I decided on two.

Representing the West and with a stellar unblemished combat record is our favorite CAP aircraft the F-15



And coming out of the East Block is the formidable Mig-29, built by the same people who brought you such fine aircraft as the Mig 21 and 25.

The 29 is a tale of tragedy, overshadowed by the powerful Su-37, the 29 is a perfect answer to our F-16



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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of course the A-10!!

I once recognized it by it's sound I already knew it was an A-10 before I could even see it.
There are A-10's stationed in west germany, I was on vacation in the area.


jra

posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:53 PM
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It's so hard for me to choose. There are so many great planes out there, but one that I always find to be an amazing aircraft is the Avro Arrow. Maybe it's because i'm Canadian and that makes me a little biased
But that jet seriously had soo much potencial.

It was defiantely amazing for it's time thats for sure, just to list off some things it did...

-First a/c to fly with fly by wire AND artificial feedback (feel). Not even the first F-16's had this.

-First a/c designed with digital computers being used for both aerodynamic analysis and designing the structural matrix (and a whole lot more).

-First a/c designed to be data-link flyable from the ground.

-First a/c designed with integrated navigation, weapons release, automatic search and track radar, datalink inputs, home-on-jamming, infrared detection, electronic countermeasures and counter-countermeasures operating through a DIGITAL brain.

-First high wing jet fighter that made the entire upper surface a lifting body. The F-15, F-22, Su-27 etc., MiG-29, MiG 25 and others certainly used that idea.

You can find more listed here: www.avroarrow.org...

Now I think that's pretty incredible for being made in the 1950's. I just wish some one would build a time machine so I could go back in time and kick Diefenbaker's ass. I only just wonder what things would be like if it wasn't canned.

Here is link to some stats on the Arrow: www.avroarrow.org...



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 03:54 PM
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Yes they are awesome! they are being used in iraq as we speak
(A-10's)

[Edited on 5-3-2004 by ShadowMan]



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 04:15 PM
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curses while i was tryin to get my password back... someone put down the avro arrow as their favorate ... oh well I SECOND THE MOTION the avro arrow was suuuuuuuuuuuuuch a uber good plane.... dam americans forcing us to canncel it or cripple our country
" shakes my fist in a southerly direction "



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 04:23 PM
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nah i agree withthe other people. A10s are my favourite planes.everyone says theyre ugly but i think they look well nice.also the GAU-8 Avenger on the nose is kinda cool.and also the cool bared tooth nose art.theyre properly cool planes.but English Electric Lightnings are good.they were excellent in their day and looked amazing.anyone who has seen and touched one will know that they have an aura.theyre (for me) on a level with the A10



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 04:27 PM
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B-2 baby....Its all about the B-2
and maybe a lil' SR-71 - Mach 3.2 (official) in the 1960's!!

oh oh - and yeah, sporting an unblemished record of 101 kills, with zero losses, the undefeated A2A combat champion of the wooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrlllllllllllddddddd the F-15 EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 09:01 PM
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I'd have to agree that the B-2 is just simply awesome. I love it when they fly over stadiums at like football games. Really really awesome when they flew over RFK stadium in DC a while ago when I was at a redskin game.



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 09:22 PM
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it was too large to upload, but... the l-39 albatros is my favborite jet.


community.webshots.com...

EDIT: if it were any plane though, i'd have to go with Scooby. My family's 1964 Cessna 150D.





[Edited on 3/5/2004 by cmdrkeenkid]



posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 09:32 PM
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Can't forget the Spruce Goose.




posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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I don't know why, I just love F-22 for some reason from its first sight




posted on Mar, 5 2004 @ 10:36 PM
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It's gotta be about them big, noisy radial engines baby!!


A1 SKYRAIDER



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 01:14 AM
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Here's just one of my favorites. The c-17 Globemaster III


www.af.mil...

[Edited on 6-3-2004 by Jeffrey]



posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 01:18 PM
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A10 is probably my all around favorite.
Mostly because of this (close up of the gun I took): www.abovetopsecret.com...



But, I'll always love the planes from WW II, such as the mustang, spitfire, etc.

Pic I took last year of the A10 and P38 flying together:
www.abovetopsecret.com...



[Edited on 6-3-2004 by Bob88]



posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 11:57 AM
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I would just love to see a bunch of C-5 galaxies in flight with like 12 Raptor and escorts and all of a sudden seeing 12 Su-37's intercept them.

Awsome dog fight.



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