Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by hkruss, May 21, 2009.
I'd pick the Eagle
id have to go with the P51D. its just an utterly beautiful piece of machinery. its lines and curves....pheww!!. 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
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
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.
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.
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
Isn't that red tail the marking of the Tuskeegee Airmen? 99th Pursuit Squadron, IIRC?
EDIT - Nevermind, Jake35 beat me to it
p51 with live ammo. make a few runs on some old junk cars...
Sortta like asking to choose between an Esclade and a Farmall to me.... >MW
Never heard of a jet referred to as a tractor before!!!
Out of the two choices, it would be the P-51 hands down. My order after that would be:
Turn it around, dummy !!
Had my "druthers" I'd opt for the J-4N...>MW
LOL!!! I know. I was just being facetious!
(BTW, a Massey-Ferguson rocks harder than a Farmall!)
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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