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F-22 Raptor 8 57.14%
F-14 Tomcat 4 28.57%
F-15 Eagle 1 7.14%
F-16 Fighting Falcon 1 7.14%
F-35 Lightning 1 7.14%
AV-8B Harrier 3 21.43%
MIG 29 2 14.29%
Eurofighter Typhoon 0 0%
SU-27+ Family 1 7.14%
F/A-18C/E/F Hornet/Super Hornet 2 14.29%
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:48 AM
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Thats Neat! I Love The F-22. It's A GREAT Fighter!
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:04 AM
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Hey, with all you guys talking about the Air and Space museum, what about the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh? Hmmm? Home to the world's largest airplane flyin. Home to 250 vintage aircraft... Hmmm? It's waaaaaaay cooler than your museums!

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:17 AM
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Looks like there's some nice stuff there. The museum I personally want to visit the the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB.
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For me, it's the SR-71 Blackbird. The day they retired it, one of the craft flew from San Fransico to DC in under one hour with a running start. If you take 660 mph as the speed of sound at 60,000 ft altitude, that's about a sustained Mach 4.5, or 4.0 the slowest (at sea level).
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I Only Had 10 Choices. The F-22 And F-14 Are My Picks.
Agree completely in modern aircraft... retiring the Tomcat was a travesty...

In older planes... Gotta give the nod to the F4U Corsair and The Grumman F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat... Also just LOVE the Douglas SBD Dauntless!
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My favorites:
F-4 Phantom (sure it had its initial problems, but once they put a gun on 'em, they kicked butt)
F-14 Tomcat (Top Gun, 'nuff said)
F-18 Hornet (sexy and deadly)

I have to put an honorable mention to the F-15 Eagle though. I lived near the McDonnell-Douglas headquarters and Saint Louis' Lambert airport. It wasn't uncommon for me to see and hear a few Eagles roaring overhead or parked at one end of the airport's tarmac...
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Whats about this baby? American GIs could possibly see them in action over Afghanistan soon.



I am kidding, its not my favourit airplane. My favourit is the McDonnell Douglas Phantom. Americans may know it from aviation museums. The Luftwaffe will not send their active Phantoms to Afghanistan though. Not yet.



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My favorites:
F-4 Phantom (sure it had its initial problems, but once they put a gun on 'em, they kicked butt)
The lack of guns on early F-4s was only a symptom of the bigger problem that the 'experts' assumed that all air war would be fought at long range. American doctrine was the problem more than the plane. Not to mention the refusal to train pilots in dissimilar aircraft tactics. Once the Navy created Top Gun school the plane could play to its strengths much better.
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F-4 Phantom (sure it had its initial problems, but once they put a gun on 'em, they kicked butt)
The lack of guns on early F-4s was only a symptom of the bigger problem that the 'experts' assumed that all air war would be fought at long range. American doctrine was the problem more than the plane. Not to mention the refusal to train pilots in dissimilar aircraft tactics. Once the Navy created Top Gun school the plane could play to its strengths much better.
Agreed. That's what I meant by initial problems. It was originally thought that missiles would make the art of dogfighting obsolete, and so a gun on the F-4 was considered unnecessary at first.

The fact that many F-4s wound up with Soviet-built MiGs hot on their tails in Vietnam eventually changed people's minds...
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Agree completely in modern aircraft... retiring the Tomcat was a travesty...

In older planes... Gotta give the nod to the F4U Corsair and The Grumman F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat... Also just LOVE the Douglas SBD Dauntless!
I Agree, But I Have To Add The P-51D.
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