Which would you rather fly in?

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  1. Jake35

    Jake35 New Member

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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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  2. bcj1755

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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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  3. johnlives4christ

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

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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

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    Never heard of a jet referred to as a tractor before!!!:D:D
  6. 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
  7. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

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    Turn it around, dummy !!

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

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

    (BTW, a Massey-Ferguson rocks harder than a Farmall!)
  9. 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.

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