Which would you rather fly in?

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  1. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    If you had the chance to go for a ride, in which military aircraft would you prefer to fly, and why? (If you could only pick one!)

    P-51D or F-15

    No, you can't say, both!!!:D Just one!

    Got a preference other than the two listed above? Go ahead and post it, just remember, ONE choice!!
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    A-10:D gotta love that GAU-8/A:D:D
  3. Snakedriver

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    Definitely the P-51!!! Love that Roll-Royce 12 cylinder, like a really hot sports car.:) That's when flying was still flying. Just a man and the sky above:D
  4. armedandsafe

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    I loved the P-51. Got to sit in one once. Got a ride in an F-86 once. Got arrested at 8 years old for taking pictures of my favorite, though. The Son of 51.

    (My all time favorite is still the P-38 Lightning)

    Pops

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  5. I'd choose the F-15 in a heartbeat. Why choose a Model A when you can have a Lamborghini? :D
  6. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Hey! My Model A had a Dodge 440 in the rumble seat. (For awhile. 'Til we tried to take that curve and the clutch didn't release.)

    Pops
  7. Big ugly

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    I have to lean more towards the Corsair, I dont know why but I just love the looks of this plane. Outta the choise here though I have to say the p51.

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  8. rbjohnsn

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    Since only the two, bummer. I would say the P-51D. The sound of the engine is ossom. A real thrill though would be the SR-71 oh-yea.
  9. ilovenxstage

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    Of the two listed, definitely the good ol' Mustang for me. Out of all the ones not listed, probably an A6M Zero. I just wouldn't want to have a Corsair or a Hellcat on my tail!
  10. Charlie the sniper

    Charlie the sniper New Member

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    P51, a real aeroplane, no computers just metal and cables. The F15 is a weapons system (a good one). There again, if I was in a Dog fight !!!!
  11. Sasha88

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    Any WW1 German airplane,from a Gotha bomber to a Fokker DVII.
  12. fmacsin1

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    My pick: the F-15.
  13. USMC-03

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    I'm with you here, Big.
  14. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    I would lean toward the P-38 Lightning. A close second would be the P-51D.
  15. But Marlin, I thought for sure you would want a ride in one of these:

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    :::::ducking:::::: :D;):p
  16. islenos

    islenos New Member

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    I'd pick the Eagle
  17. 21bravo

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    id have to go with the P51D. its just an utterly beautiful piece of machinery. its lines and curves....pheww!!:rolleyes::p. you actually have to be able to fly with this plane. there is no computer to do it for you...and i think we as a society rely on technology too much.

    P51D HANDS DOWN.

    itd have to look like this though
    tuskegee.jpg
  18. Teejay9

    Teejay9 New Member

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    Well, the "Jenny" might be really fun, but I'd love to take a ride in a P-51. In our area, back a few years, you'd see War Birds all the time. One day I heard the throaty roar of radial engines, flying balls to the wall, and really low. I went outside and there was a F-4U and a T-6 painted to look like a Zero, "dog fighting" at tree top level! Really thrilling to watch, if you like that sort of thing. Now, too crowded. TJ
  19. Suwannee Tim

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    F-15, no question as I got a ride in a P-51 flown by Bob Hoover in the early '70s when I was about 14 or 15 years old. Got rides in other P-51s flown by less notable pilots. Got a ride in the Goodyear blimp. I grew up on various airports (my father homebuilt a Pietenpol) and got rides in lots of neat aircrafts. My favorite was the Breezy. I think getting shot off a catapult in anything you can see out of would be a scream.
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  20. LurpyGeek

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    SR-71. Not even one of my favorite aircraft, but I can't even begin to fathom what it feels like to go Mach 3+ at the edge of space.

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