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Which would you rather fly in?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by hkruss, May 21, 2009.

  1. islenos

    islenos New Member

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    I'd pick the Eagle
  2. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

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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
  3. 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
  4. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

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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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  5. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

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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.
  6. Jake35

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    The P-51's with the red painted tail were to signify the Tuskegee group which were an all Black fighter wing who escorted B-17's to Berlin and back. They had the highest success rate of protecting the B-17's of any escorting fighter group. Just a little war trivia. What's not to like about any fast platform for 6 50 cal BMG's. The P-47 had 8 50 cal BMG's, just not quite as fast or agile as the P-51. If I had my dream plane, it would be the P-51, it was the Maserati of the sky in WWII
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  7. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

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    Isn't that red tail the marking of the Tuskeegee Airmen? 99th Pursuit Squadron, IIRC?

    EDIT - Nevermind, Jake35 beat me to it:p
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  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    p51 with live ammo. make a few runs on some old junk cars...
  9. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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    Sortta like asking to choose between an Esclade and a Farmall to me.... >MW
  10. hkruss

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    Never heard of a jet referred to as a tractor before!!!:D:D
  11. 45nut

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    Out of the two choices, it would be the P-51 hands down. My order after that would be:

    P-40 Warhawk
    F-4U Corsair
    F-6F Hellcat
    P-47 Thunderbolt
  12. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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    Turn it around, dummy !!

    Had my "druthers" I'd opt for the J-4N...>MW
  13. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

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    LOL!!! I know. I was just being facetious!:D:D

    (BTW, a Massey-Ferguson rocks harder than a Farmall!)
  14. lordnikon

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    I'm a sucker for the old prop planes, especially those of the ww2 era. P51D would be my choice out of those two. If I had to choose any one warbird to fly in for the rest of my life I would choose the Supermarine Spitfire, always been my favorite.
  15. Zepher6

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    I'd like to fly the UH-1B huey that I crewed in Vietnam in 1965. It's still airworthy and flying in Logan Co, WV. I paid it a visit a few years back along with my son. I'd like to see if I can still hover those things.
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