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What aircraft is the best?
JU 87 Stuka dive bomber 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Messerschmitt ME 109 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Spitfire 17%  17%  [ 14 ]
Hawker Hurricane 18%  18%  [ 15 ]
P-51 Mustang 23%  23%  [ 19 ]
Other 24%  24%  [ 20 ]
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Strange that the Mustang is leading. Was a bit of a failure until we stuck a proven engine into it!

My vote would have to go to the Hurricane: Fighter, Bomber, tankbuster and catapault launched, and still with canvas skin, non of your modern stressed skin rubbish. And a proper undercarriage!

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For the simple reason it scared the s***e out anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in its sights, the Stuka, for its inspired 'psychological weapon' the siren. Crap fighter, sluggish in the extreme. But there aren't many fighters you can recognise from their battlecry! Merlins sound the same (wonderful) in whatever they're fitted to but a JU87 doin' its thing makes the blood freeze!

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*puts anorak on*

The Ju87 Stuka wasn't really a fighter, it was a dive bomber. It was also fitted with a/t guns later on, and was the type used by Hans Ulrich Rudel (sp?) when he gained his awards. Also very early Stukas were fitted with Merlins I seem to remember?

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okay i shouldn't have called it a fighter & yes as a tank buster it was a tool

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:D it was a damn good tool in the early blitzkrieg!

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Not many votes for the Spitfire...yet. P-51 Mustang is currently leading not including the "other" category. :D If only I knew that the Mosquito and the ME 262 were that popular, I would have added them.

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the Spit would have to do it for me, agility, speed, looks and a gorgous sound. i will never forget the day i saw the battle of britain memorial flight

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What about P-47 Amoured Flying Vehicle?


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I agree with Corbs, i think the P-47 more than earned its right to be in there, it was f*****g fast if i'm not mistaken and was perfectly capable of defending those b-17s and 24's and if i was a train i'd run away from it! Also the mosquito, laughed at in design stages, but again very fast, a 2 engined plane that could bring down Me109s in the hands of the right pilot. But in terms of the poll, the P-51 would get my vote cos its gorgeous. Admittedly like previously stated it was a bit of a naff high flyer with the Original engine but with that Packard merlin it was a beast.

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In addition to this poll, which do you all think brought down the most Enemy planes in the war?

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In addition to this poll, which do you all think brought down the most Enemy planes in the war?


The Luftwaffe I wouldnt mind betting ;-)

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Individual plane wise, which?


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Individual plane wise, which?


Gotta be something like the Bf109. In service from the first day to the last produced in quantity, fought in every bit of the European theatre and served with more air forces than just the Luftwaffe.

Oh yeah, and it had a target rich environment. That's not something you can say for its opponents :wink: .

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I guess it would have to be a german plane of some sort, looking at the statistics which Frontovic pointed out. There didn't seem to be much of them to be brought down for the allies in late '44 early '45 but they always had something to shoot at.,

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