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Your Favorite War Bird To Own.  
User currently offlineArecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3949 times:

Would you like to be able to buy and, restore (for personnal use) a war bird like the ones stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona? If so, which? Two I would love to own are; (Jet) the F-100 Super Sabre, or (prop.) an A1-E Skyraider  Big grin


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User currently offlineXT6Wagon From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 3384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3919 times:

A-10

no question about it


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3906 times:
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If I own it, then I have to assume I pay for it, so the fast stuff and heavy stuff is out.

I think I'd go with something like this:


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User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

A-10
F-14
Spitfire Mk. XIX
That's all for now.  spin 



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

SR-71, and a P-51
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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1981 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Well if I was really rich it would have to be an L-39 (or the L-159  Wink) or a Spitfire (Any Mk as long as it was an authentic Spitfire and if it flew for Canada even better) or a Mustang (I have been in a dog fight against one  Smile) or a BF109 (three remaining I think)

If I was reasonably rich but not LOADED!!! I would be more then happy with a Harvard flew in them before and they have a great Canadian story behind them too.

If I was going to be impractical I would try and find an old Lancaster or Halifax (If they were ones my grandfather flew in the better (They have probably been demolished long time ago)) and rebuilt it if necessary (of course with a team of AMEs).

And if I were to be really unpractical my fleet of warbirds would be as following: Lancaster, Spitfire, BF109, Mustang, T-28, Harvard, L-159, Tutor (Snowbird paint if allowed) and to round things out a Saber (painted like to Golden Centennials)



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

P-51 Mustang

A-10 Thunderbolt

AC-130 Spectre


User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3854 times:

P-51 Mustang

Stearman PT-17

MiG-15


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

I'd have to go with a Cessna warbird, either the O-1 Bird Dog or the O-2 Super Skymaster. Especially since it'd be a heck of a lot easier to find parts for them than say a P-51.

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Quoting DFWMzuri (Reply 7):

Stearman PT-17

That would definitely be one I wouldn't mind owning. I've been saying for several years that I was going finally break down and take a sightseeing flight in one (There's a company @ PDK that offers flights in them). There's just something about flying in an open cockpit biplane.


User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2817 posts, RR: 45
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

That's easy: an F-105, preferably an F model.  up 

Coming back to the more plausible, a F4U Corsair.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
If so, which?

B-17 Flying Fortress

or
Mig 29

or
F/A-18 Hornet
http://www.xp-office.de/F-18/Bilder/super-hornet_jpg.jpg



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4771 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter):
Would you like to be able to buy and, restore (for personnal use) a war bird

I would love to, but highly doubt I'd be able to. But just in case I win the lottery (as if that would be enough) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Science, Northrop and the Government would let go of the lone surviving prototype, it would have to be this.....


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.....though this is the particular extant sample.....


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