That last things I'd want to fly if I could go back to that era was anything mostly made out of wood.
USA all the way baby, P-47 Thunderbolt! P38 Lightning! X4U Corsair! You want something that can get angry and swat the little wooden nats out of the
sky, something you can wreck some tanks with and save some soldiers, something that laughs at small arms fire. Heck, the Thunderbolt could and did
survive BF109s dumping all their ammo into it and still get you back to England.
And yeah it's just like X-wings vs Tie-Fighters. The US had the more survivable planes, the enemy tended to lighter, faster, more maneuverable
planes. The Corsair went 11:1 against the Japanese Zero; as beautiful a little plane as the Zero was, it didn't matter. Big engines, big armor, big
guns all the way.
Originally posted by warrenb
Also, I wonder if George Lucas got some ideas for his crafts from things like this?
That's a definite yes, both he and Spielberg are WWII super freaks. One of the all time best Lucas Arts games for the early PC was Secret Weapons
of the Luftwaffe
which I played on a 386sx. You could fly this plane although they called it the Gotha 229, had to look it up on wiki to see if
they were the same thing. Apparently Gotha was the manufacturer. You could fly the ME 262 of course, and the ME 163 Komet, a wild but pretty much
useless early rocket fighter. You could also fly all the basic German and American fighters as well and a few bombers in a campaign style series of
The USA had some cool stuff too! UFO people, especially don't miss the Vought XF5U, the "Flying Flapjack" and it's prototype, the V-173.
Twin propellers, with 'drag canceling airscrews.' Semi-disc shaped body, to most people it looks like the wings are missing. It could take off at
extremely low speeds and short runways. It could cruise at very low speeds as well. The Navy wanted it for carriers, but by the time it was almost
ready, they were thinking jets. There was a sort of SWOTL remake for the Xbox that I forget the name of but you could fly this ridiculous but awesome
plane in it. You could also fly it in Strikers 1945
but that was an arcade Neo Geo vertical scrolling shooter, like a sci-fi version of
Konami's classic 1942
etc NES games.
As for the little running side battle on the NWO...Nazi Germany winning is still a very bad idea. What ya'll should really look into are the thoughts
of General George S Patton
late in the war. There was a Coast to Coast AM
episode a few months back where a guy talked about his book
where he made the case that Patton's death was no simple auto accident. Basically the idea was that Truman and/or the NWO had him killed because he
wouldn't shut up about re-arming the Germans and taking down the Soviet Union while they had the chance. With four or five guys like him, the NWO
wouldn't stand a chance today.