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#675 2007-08-21 19:18 GMT-5 hours    
My favorite combat aircraft is F-14 Tomcat. It was a powerful and good looking aircraft!
Sad that we will see them never more flying in US-Navy markings!

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#678 2007-08-22 09:36 GMT-5 hours    
My all-time fave would be the Convair B-58 Hustler. There was just nothing else like it at the time; large thin delta wing, small wasp waisted fuselage, four podded engines as well as fuel and bombs carried in a large pod beneath the aircraft. She was the first true 'weapons system', could fly at supersonic speeds and at one point held several world records thanks to her blistering performance. Sadly she was a brief but bright light in the aviation world with just 116 built and a ten year service life sadly terminated in 1970.

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#679 2007-08-22 17:04 GMT-5 hours    
Very good choice, Ghostbase! I saw one up close in the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson/AZ. Very impressive and purposeful looks...

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#680 2007-08-22 17:41 GMT-5 hours    
Tough one ... for me it's gotta be the Tomcat, but I kinda liked the Blackbird as well.
From the WWII period and most succesful fighter of all times: P-51 Mustang

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#681 2007-08-22 23:04 GMT-5 hours    
A very difficult choice, i grew up in Boston Lincs and my school was Buzzed everyday by F111's awesome noise, awesome sight, but then in the summer hols i used to spend with my Auntie at Coningsby and i grew very fond of the F4's there.

An easy choice i here you say, well it would of been until one day me and my day heard a strange engine sound, kind of like an airliner low level. We both looked round and saw the strangest pair of aircraft ever...... Warthogs what the!!!!!!!

Been hooked ever since

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#688 2007-08-23 08:22 GMT-5 hours    
The B-58 is a plane that should be seen more.. It was pretty revolutary in its time. Just like the XB-70. If only they kept the progame alive. But the B-1 and the now B-1B (smaller version) is just a take off of those town designs.

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#857 2007-09-16 09:19 GMT-5 hours    
Hi new to the forum my fav has to be the F-15 Eagle- Tornado-F3 and of corse the mighty F-16






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#858 2007-09-16 09:21 GMT-5 hours    
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#859 2007-09-16 09:32 GMT-5 hours    
If i had to choose one, it'd have to be The Su-27 Flanker. Ever since i saw it display at the RAF Finningly Airshow in the 90's.

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#860 2007-09-16 21:40 GMT-5 hours    
Yep, especially the Pugachev Cobra maneuver, although I seriously doubt the tactical value of it. But try to do that with an F-16 and you've got a flame-out on your hands... Big, though, the Flanker.

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#943 2007-09-29 09:36 GMT-5 hours    
I'll have to say the F-22 Raptor then the F/A18 Hornet F-16 F-15 Eagle

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#1695 2007-12-18 19:08 GMT-5 hours    
Mine wound be the F4 Phantom Scat Cat XXVIII with the amazing Gen Robin Olds up front.

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#1696 2007-12-18 20:46 GMT-5 hours    
I love the "Cold War" jets!

Personal favourites are the Phantom, Harrier, Jaguar, Lightning, Mig 25, Su-22, A-10 to name but a few, but the good old Buccaneer... Oh how I wish you could still see this low level in the valleys! :-)

There is always something about the "swing-wing" aircraft that has always had great appeal, the likes of the F-14, F-111, B-1B and the afformentioned SU-22 but I have to say my all time favourite is the Tornado, be it the sleek looking F-3 or the more robust looking "mud mover" in the GR-series.

All this said Typhoon is looking better and better every time you see it as it's pushed towards it's envelope....

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#1699 2007-12-19 11:56 GMT-5 hours    
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I have to say my all time favourite is the Tornado, be it the sleek looking F-3 or the more robust looking "mud mover" in the GR-series.


An interesting choice. At first sight the Tornado has not much going for it. It has all the grace of a 'Tonka'toy hence the nickname, it has almost always worn drab military camo schemes, does not do stunning aerobatics at airshows, is dead common and has been around in numbers for well over 20 years. Yet it does grow on you and compared with the much prettier and more blended new types like the Rafale and the Typhoon the 'Tonka' does have a presence. There have been a lot of anniversary colour schemes over the years as well.

A couple of months ago I spent a week in a log cabin at Kielder in Northumberland and the dam is used by the RAF as an inward waypoint into the Spadeadam ranges. It was great to see Tornadoes screaming past at just a few hundred feet and at many knots!

My fave Tornado colour scheme would be the original two-tone grey worn by the West German Marineflieger in their early years, before they went camo like all the others.

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#1700 2007-12-19 16:34 GMT-5 hours    
My favorite is definitely the Saab Gripen.

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#1782 2008-01-03 17:32 GMT-5 hours    
My favorite is deffenitly the F-16 fighting falcon, there are sow many different types of it in many colour scemes specially here in europe And my favorite helicopter is the AH-64D Apache

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#2083 2008-02-19 14:01 GMT-5 hours    
I would say that my favorite is the best dogfighter ever: the F-16C Fighting Falcon.

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#2543 2008-05-13 15:07 GMT-5 hours    
Hello everyone!

Speaking about post WWII aircraft, my choice goes to the Phantom, (closely followed by the F-14 and the F-18) why?
Well, it was the first superfighter, it was sold to twelve nations and more than 5000 were produced.
Since 1970 it has being replaced by the F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, Tornado and it's still in service in Japan, Iran, Germany, South Korea, Greece, Egypt and Turkey.

I don't know if the F-16CJ it's a better Wild Weasel aircraft than the F-4G was.

Following their arrival in Israel four F-4s broke the sound barrier over Cairo.
During the attrition war the Israeli Phantom made log range raids on Egypt and Syria.
Egypt asked the Soviet Union for help. The Soviet Union knew that the best option to counter the F-4 raids was the Su-15 but they didn't wanted to deploy the aircraft outside their borders so they sent MiG-21s and SAMs operated by soviet personnel. Late several of the soviet MiGs were shoot down in an anbush made by F-4s and Mirages, all flown by aces.

The Soviet Union only got an aircraft similar to the F-4 when the Su-27 was deployed.

Their successors, the F-14 and the F-15, were never built or exported in the same numbers.

More F-16s were built and exported but the F-16 it's not in the same class of the F-4.

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#2568 2008-05-24 09:43 GMT-5 hours    
I've been thinking about this, but i can't narrow it down to one;

Oldies
F-4 Phantom
F-104 Starfighter
F-14 Tomcat
Sepecat Jaguar
Avro 698 Vulcan

New Kids
F-15E Strike Eagle
JAS-39 Gripen
Mirage 2000

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#2570 2008-05-29 18:10 GMT-5 hours    
My all time fav has to be the SU-27 Flanker

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#2577 2008-05-30 17:36 GMT-5 hours    
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what is your favorite combat aircraft of all time?


hello guys i am aloso new here.So favorite aircraft for me is with no doudt F-15E strike eagle but i also love F-16 cause its one of the aircraft i saw very close.But i can not ignore the rusian beast which is SU-27.And from WWII also BF-109

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#2587 2008-05-31 21:45 GMT-5 hours    
I think theres a lot of fighter Jocks out there. The B-17 and B-29 had as much influece as any during WWII. For Jets, my choice would be the SR-71.

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#2611 2008-06-12 13:33 GMT-5 hours    
hello!
I would say that my favorite is the mirage F1 and WW2 the F190D9 also the P51D

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#2620 2008-06-14 16:08 GMT-5 hours    
I THINK MY FAVORITE AIRCRAFT IS THE F-14D TOMCAT,AND WW2 IS THE P-47 THUNDERBOLT

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#2624 2008-06-17 01:25 GMT-5 hours    
Love the A-10 and the AC-130. Ive had the privilege to see both of them in action in A-stan and it was always a pleasure hearing their weapon systems pound away at the bad guys.

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#2716 2008-07-11 05:08 GMT-5 hours    
F-16 night falcon....

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#2736 2008-07-13 00:05 GMT-5 hours    
Grumman F-14 Tomcat - Anytime, Baby!
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#3967 2009-05-10 21:43 GMT-5 hours    
Hey Guys I'm the newbie. Joined 5/11/09. My Favorite aircraft of all time is the SR-71 Habu. Combat aircraft would be the Phabulous F-4 Phantom. F-22 Raptor is also way high on the list...

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#3968 2009-05-10 23:42 GMT-5 hours    
Hey guys...

My all time fav would have to be the Hawker Hunter. Whether on the ground or in the air, the design just screams thoroughbred.

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#3990 2009-05-15 15:52 GMT-5 hours    
From the WWII the Bf 109F,G,K versions, A6M5 Zero, Ki-84, La-5FN, La-7.

In the Cold War: MiG-15, MiG-21, MiG-29, Su-22, F-16, F-14, F-4, EA-6

From present days: F-18, F-15, Panavia Tornado, JAS 39 Gripen, Mirage 2000

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