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Greatest American Fighter Aircraft Ever?

Relative to its peers, of course.





Greatest American Fighter Aircraft Ever? 11 votes

F-86 Sabre
0%
F-4 Phantom
9%
DerekJohnson 1 vote
P-51 Mustang
72%
alumni94biak1HFNYspudenIPukeOregonGrellowYellowSnowLostDoogRewardFishpo31 8 votes
F-15 Eagle
0%
F6F- Hellcat
0%
F-4U Corsair
0%
F-14 Tomcat
9%
CFetters_Nacho_Lover 1 vote
P-47 Thunderbolt
0%
F/A 18 - Hornet
0%
F.O. Row Peter Puffer, you left off...
9%
Swaye 1 vote

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  • biak1biak1 Posts: 2,625
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    P-51 Mustang
    In the Mt. Rushmore of elite American aircraft you’d have to strongly consider putting the Mustang up there four times.
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    P-51 Mustang
    biak1 said:

    In the Mt. Rushmore of elite American aircraft you’d have to strongly consider putting the Mustang up there four times.

    There’s really nothing like it in the history of America fighters in terms of so thoroughly outclassing the competition. And to think it didn’t even start out that way.
  • HFNYHFNY Posts: 3,129
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    P-51 Mustang
    No honorable mention for the P-38?


    dfleaYellowSnowGrundleStiltzkin
  • dfleadflea Posts: 6,208
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    edited January 11
    HFNY said:

    No honorable mention for the P-38?


    HM for the photo of Dick Bong as well.

    His name was Dick Bong and he shot motherfuckers down by the boatload. How cool is that?
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    dflea said:

    HFNY said:

    No honorable mention for the P-38?


    HM for the photo of Dick Bong as well.

    His name was Dick Bong and he shot motherfuckers down by the boatload. How cool is that?
    P-38s also shot down Yamamoto in 1943.
    dflea
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    HFNY said:

    No honorable mention for the P-38?


    Was trying to leave enough space for the jets.
  • F-14 Tomcat
    I voted for the Tomcat solely based on Tim Cruise’s experiences in Top Gun.
    Ice_Holmvik
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    P-51 Mustang
    Swaye said:

    P-51 and the F-22 are the only planes that in their era completely and overwhelmingly outclassed every other fighter of their era's. I went with the F-22 simply so I could give a Fuck Off Row Peter Puffer to Rowboat for not including it. Either are acceptable answers.

    Moving beyond the truly overpowered fighters, my favorites on the list are the are of course the F-18 (duh), the Corsiar and the Hellcat because killing Japs was cool, and the Phantom because that big brick was a hell of a machine.

    I wanted to do F-22 but we? Only made like 200 of them.
    Swaye
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    P-51 Mustang
    So I used to have a season pass to the Museum Flight which a great collection of WWII war birds...

    Corsair
    P-40
    P-47
    P-38
    P-51
    Mildcat
    Bf 109
    Spitfire
    Zero
    B-29
    B-17

    Then Covid shut it all down. My kids fucking loved that place and it was the best indoor playground in Seattle.
    dfleabiak1CFetters_Nacho_Lover
  • biak1biak1 Posts: 2,625
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    P-51 Mustang
    Seeing the ME-262 in the Air & Space museum was cool as hell. Shout out Germany
    YellowSnow
  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 23,081
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    P-51 Mustang
    biak1 said:

    Seeing the ME-262 in the Air & Space museum was cool as hell. Shout out Germany

    They have a ME-262 at the airplane museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Cool as hell indeed. Thank god they were out of gas by the time they got that thing off the assembly line.
    CFetters_Nacho_Lover
  • biak1biak1 Posts: 2,625
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    P-51 Mustang

    biak1 said:

    Seeing the ME-262 in the Air & Space museum was cool as hell. Shout out Germany

    They have a ME-262 at the airplane museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Cool as hell indeed. Thank god they were out of gas by the time they got that thing off the assembly line.
    BTW Heater Allen brewery in McMinnville is excellent. Their Pilsner is top notch.
    YellowSnow
  • BearsWiinBearsWiin Posts: 4,803
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    biak1 said:

    In the Mt. Rushmore of elite American aircraft you’d have to strongly consider putting the Mustang up there four times.

    There’s really nothing like it in the history of America fighters in terms of so thoroughly outclassing the competition. And to think it didn’t even start out that way.
    People forget how good the FW-190 D-9 was

    People forget that
  • P-51 Mustang

    biak1 said:

    Seeing the ME-262 in the Air & Space museum was cool as hell. Shout out Germany

    They have a ME-262 at the airplane museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Cool as hell indeed. Thank god they were out of gas by the time they got that thing off the assembly line.
    I worked for Paul Allen's collection before Covid shut that shit down. It's too bad, not only was it a fucking cool place to work we had an ME 262 close to being finished with the original Jumo 004 engines, and a JU-87 Stuka being actively restored.

    YellowSnowGrundleStiltzkin
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 25,615
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    Fuck it.

    B-52.

    Size matters.

  • F-14 Tomcat

    Fuck it.

    B-52.

    Size matters.

    I know you’re being sarcastic but a B-52 is a bomber, not a fighter.
  • PurpleThrobberPurpleThrobber Posts: 25,615
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    Fuck it.

    B-52.

    Size matters.

    I know you’re being sarcastic but a B-52 is a bomber, not a fighter.
    BOOM! ROASTED!

    They all look the same to me.

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