NWA319 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4765 times:
My favorite has got to be the F-15. I love the look of it. It's awefully big for a fighter, but it can outrun and outmaneuvre just about anything out there! Plus a friend i know flies them and he says he doesnt want to fly anything else!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6371 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4661 times:
Post Korean war? None.
I'm old and have no use for the jet "fighters." I do not consider it aerial combat when an aircraft uses radar to lock it's missles onto another aircraft. Necessary indeed, just no .........I have no idea what word I am grasping at here.
I guess I remember when aerial combat meant that if you flew better than your opponent, you had a fair chance of living. I guess it goes back to the stories that my great grandfather told me about his WWI flying days.
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2655 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
Mig-25. the size, power, noise, and speed of that thing and the "raw" construction is just awesome. it fulfilled all its duties and intentions and it did its job well. It was something soviet pilots were proud of. And it DOES outrun the F-15. My second favorite is the Tu-128 interceptor because it so somewhat mysterious and unknown. The planes that are all publicized get annoying. Not that they're bad but everytime I hear the word "F-16" or "stealth" i get shudders. They are just too overspoken about.
Fightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4643 times:
I haven't really got to answer that, have I?
Of course the Viper.
Best Russian fighter and also second overall would be the Flanker.
About the rest, I can't decide, because there are to many which are about equal, in my opinion...
But it's over with good looking fighters after the F-22, it seems... I can't imagine anybody describing the JSF as beautiful or anything close to that. But again I think the AF's goal is to build useful aircraft rather than beautiful ones.
L-188, do you think of the SAAB J32 Lansen?
I think SAAB also built a licensed version of the Hunter, called J34, but I'm not completely sure about that one...
(wow, haven't been here for a long time...)
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3062 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4476 times:
Vought F-8 Crusader. Favorite fact is that DF-8 crone controllers were used to direct QF-4 target drones, the aircraft that were designed to replace them in service. Second runner up, the Douglas Skyray, followed by the Vought Cutlass.