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Favorite aircraft?

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posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 12:04 PM
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Mine are:

The SR-71 Blackbird:


The F-18 Superhornet:


Airwolf: (I know this is a fictional aircraft but if it was real it would kick some butt!)




posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 12:11 PM
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Yeah, this is a repeat thread, but who cares?

With each thread reincarnation, and each plane discussion (that, and the fact I was Navy), I'll stick with the F/A-18 Hornet. Out flies the F-16, out shoots the F-14 Tomcat (in wargames, at least). That, and the fact that its hood looks so cool... it's a very beautiful-ly shaped airplane!



posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 01:38 PM
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My second favorite from the A-10 has to be the harrier jet man i love that hovering mechanism!



[Edited on 10-3-2004 by ShadowMan]



posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 02:22 PM
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I also would have to say A10....equipped with the GAU-8 "Avenger" cannon, which can fire 2.5lb depleted uranium shells at a cyclic rate of 4,000 rounds per minute into a target 4,000 meters away with 80% accuracy, the pilot is encased in a titanium "bathtub" which can deflect 30mm shells, Ive also heard that it can fly with one engine and half of a wing gone, backup redundant flight controls in case the fly by wire goes out, plus it makes that cool whistling sound when it flies



posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 03:48 PM
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As long as we are talking jets, let's talk about the one that started it all AND IS STILL BEING MADE TODAY!!


Me 262 grand daddy of the jet age



posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 04:38 PM
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The SR-71 of course .....top speed still top secret
The P-38
The P-51
The Me-109
and last but not least the sopwith camel
in that order

[Edited on 11-3-2004 by watcheroftheskies]



posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 10:59 PM
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AS a new poster, I noticed Favorite Aircraft and here is mine. My father designed built and flew this plane June 16th of 1955 and the plane is still in flying condition, picture taken last summer.




posted on Mar, 10 2004 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowMan
Hmm mine would be lets see... the A-10


I have to go with shadow man on this one.
pound for pound just a mean aircraft. the devil's cross is something not to mess with.





posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 12:59 AM
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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
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.


Dogfight? The SUs wouldnt know the raptors were escorting them


Or, Id love an AC-130 in air-to-air combat taking out some migs with its howitzer.


still, my favs are the old planes, WW II. Like the mustang, able to escort bombers all the way to their targets and back. Not to take away from our current military, but it's no wonder the guys from WW II are called our greatest generation.


oba

posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 01:42 AM
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hey fellas. how about vectored thrust?
like, as in harrier.

and vectored thrust soon to be
on the F-22
(in preparation for anti- gravity ..)
I used to make little 1/72 scale models
of all the ww2 aircraft.
including all the messerschmidts
and all the spitfires and hurricanes and mustangs and zeros
& .... so forth.
lucky for me the battle wasn't real.
HAR HAR

nice topic man



RR pegasus vector thrust engine -

harrier on short landing-



by using thrust-vectoring, (the F-22) is able to fly at extreme angles of attack while changing directions at high speeds.
The thrust-vectoring system deflects the engines' full thrust
by up to 20 degrees a second




The F119 engine nozzle for the F-22 is the world's first full production vectoring nozzle,
fully integrated into the aircraft/ engine combination as original equipment. The two-dimensional nozzle vectors thrust 20 degrees up and down for improved aircraft agility.
This vectoring increases the roll rate of the aircraft by 50%, and has features that contribute to the aircraft stealth requirements.


on the F22- www.air-attack.com...

www.area51zone.com...

www.geocities.com...

when anti-gravity becomes official that'll change everything .....

superluminal travel.
warping space-time. heavy stuff.
physics blending with aerodynamics.





[Edited on 11-3-2004 by oba]



posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 05:07 PM
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Su-35 Super Flanker



[Edited on 3/11/2004 by necro99]



posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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i love the yf-23 nice nice nice plane
but i love the harrier



posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 06:12 PM
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Without hesitation the "flying tank" A-10



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 06:11 AM
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since im near oceana, the f-14 tomcat, especially with phoenix missiles.



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 06:15 AM
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Nahhh. I'd have to say the UAV. Unmanned aircraft, dudes! C'mon now! In the near future (very near/verified) there will be UAV's with armament capabilities matching and exceeding most of the fighter jets out there right now.


Mr. M



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 04:42 PM
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SR-71 blackbird can go from edwards AFB to Cape Canvaral
in only 45 minutes!

747 Shuttle carrier.
a plane that carries a glider on its back..pretty cool



and some videos here
www.dfrc.nasa.gov...



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by Bob88
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]




he he he. that gun is lke saying "Say 'ello to my lil FRIEND!"



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 05:35 PM
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Well, because i live in the Netherlands i never get to see very exciting planes. Though i must say that i am very proud of our 'new' F-16 Special Edition. It's new because it has a unique tail painting. I also like the light fighter design of the F-16 very much, one must know that the F-16 was produced for the first time in the mid 70's. Big respect to the designers






Other planes that i consider rather special are the single-winged Hortens (WWII)







[Edited on 12-3-2004 by Mauser]



posted on Mar, 13 2004 @ 06:40 PM
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Agrred, the superhornet is an amazing aircraft, plus i changed my mind, now i like the S-37a.


ISP

posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 06:13 PM
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Sorry for bumping this
I love the CH-53E, a work horse.





[Edited on 14-4-2004 by ISP]



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