Best Fighter Picture of WW2.

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by cally, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

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    Not really a fighter but at one time the mainstay of the Fleet Air Arm, the Fairy Swordfish(Stringbag) carried out sterling work during the war
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

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    The Hawker Sea Fury, arguably the fastest piston engined aircraft ever manufactured.
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

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    Grumman F4F Wildcat. Served in the FAA as the Martlet.
     
  5. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    I've always liked this fighter. Too bad they had problems with the Peregrine engines. I've often wondered why they never planted a couple of Merlins in it.

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    Stig,
    The Engines where not the only problem with thr Whirlwind, If I remember right it was built to a requirement for an high altitude fighter (which need didnt actually happen but seemed to come around about every 3 years) but the wing section was completly wrong. It high thickness to Chord ratio meant for a disapointing high altitude performance. There seemed to be a real backlash in the thirties to the thin wings which resulted in the Hurricane and others.

    High altitude performance was sorted out untill the RR got their two stage supercharger up and running. Withthe P51 and Spitfire's very low Thickness to Chord did you get some trully impressive altitude performance.

    Kev
     
  6. Deadly Birds

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    For me, one of the most beautyfull airplanes of the world

    Focke-Wulf Ta 152H

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  7. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Talking about the Martlet Peter - I have this photo which is a good one IMO...
     

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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    A rather unusual P-51 from thomasnet.com
    http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/The%20British%20pilot%20of%20a%20vintage%20WWII%20U.S.%20fighter%20P51%20Mustang%20carried%20on%20another%20250%20miles%20to%20his%20destination%20without%20reporting%20the%20loss%20of%20the%20plane's%20glass%20cockpit%20cover%20that%20was%20lost%20mid%20flight.jpg
    Genuine or a photoshop?

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  9. Deadly Birds

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    Andy

    I know the P-51 with ramjets, but not with these configuration. These aircraft was created after WWII

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    North American P-51D with Ramjets. SN 44-63528 with two XRJ-30-MA Ramjets in May 1948 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

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  10. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Again for Adriano the Breda 65 fighter/ground attack aircraft used in the early part of WW2 especially against the British in the Desert campaign...

    A good picture IMO...
     

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  11. Deadly Birds

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    Another Italian Fighter: Caproni-Vizzola F-6M

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    Cally
    Nice Pic. :D

    Another pic with Breda Ba.65
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  12. Deadly Birds

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    An Brazilian P-47D arrives in Pisa, Italy - after collide with a funnel and lost 4ft 3in of their right wing
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=57&pictureid=514
     
  13. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    A very nice picture Peter. It is great to see both a Hurricane and a Spitfire in the same shot - and in colour.

    If we are talking colour - how about this glorious composition of plane and sky?

    Cally, do you know the name of the bloke that painted the Spit?

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  14. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Sorry Jamie - I do not have that information.
     
  15. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

  16. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    Some more of my favourite fighter pictures - this time of the amazing Hurricane. The first two pictures show her as I think the MK IID fully equipped with twin 40mm Vickers Cannon ideal as a tank-buster.

    Of course the Hurricane was always a far better gun-platform than the Spitfire...

    Last picture shows the versatile Hurricane this time as a fighter-bomber...
     

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  17. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    I see that went down well!

    But never mind howzabout this stirring picture of a P-38?
     

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  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Desert Cam Me 109
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  19. cally

    cally Picture Prince.

    What plane?!
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ho Ho ....... <wait for it>.....

    Ho ! :lol:
     

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