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User currently offlineCharleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

What is your favorite modern (post-Korean War) fighter?

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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4798 times:

F-4 Phantom...Big tough airplane that did all it was asked of and more.

BAE Lightning....Wings + engine....Fast and loud. Wish I had seen one fly...

A-10 Warthog...Tough down and dirty. Ugly as sin but near and dear to a Grunt's heart. Probably one of the best tactical airplanes ever.


User currently offlineSlc From Finland, joined Nov 2001, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

A bit unoriginal but...

F-14: Maybe I've seen Top Gun too many times but I just love the plane.  Smile
Second by small margin F-15: King of the skies.

Mig21Bis: Lousy fighter by modern standards but fast, manouverable and above all very aggressive.


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4723 times:



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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

F15 Eagle: I love the sheer power and acceleration of the thing. Also it has a very distinctive profile which makes it very identifiable even 10,000 feet up.  Smile

SU-27 Flanker: Awesome looking, very manouverable.


User currently offlineThumper From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4700 times:

F-14 Tomcat probably because I am ex U.S.N.and still think its the best the Navy has.
F-15 Eagle best all-around fighter out there.
A-10 Warthog,not actually a fighter,but one hell of a aircraft.


User currently offlineNWA319 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4656 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!

Regards,
Jordan


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4595 times:

I've always been partial to the F-101 Voodoo. It's an aesthetic thing.


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User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4594 times:

Most likely the F-16, I just love that plane. Second place would have to be the Su-33, that is just a bad a*s plane with the Cobra manuvers and stuff.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4554 times:



The SU-34/32FN is unique, though the Rafale and F-15 look better.



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User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4560 times:

Interceptor: F-14 Tomcat

Air Superiority: F-15 Eagle

Ground Support: A-10 Wartog

Interdiction: F-111F

Attack: The unbuilt A-6F

Best looking: Dassault Mystere IVA





User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

SU-27









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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4552 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.

The F-15 all the way though Smile/happy/getting dizzy




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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2577 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4565 times:
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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.

User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

F-16 --- Best looking and highly memorable **The Best**
F-104 Starfighter ( I believe it is pro Korean war)
Dassault Rafale
Su-27



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

The best looking aircraft....hmmm

Saab built and aircraft, can't for the life of me remember the name.

It looked kind of like an F-100 except with intakes on the wingroot.

The Draken replaced it.

Any ideas people?



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User currently offlineFightingfalcon From Switzerland, joined Feb 2001, 787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4534 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...

Martin
(wow, haven't been here for a long time...)



Imprezas rule!!
User currently onlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16820 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4466 times:

Yup that is the one, the Lansen


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I am also partial to the Grumman F9F too.


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User currently offlineAtenara From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4448 times:


F-5A, the true supersonic tactical fighter.


User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 204 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4389 times:

Su-27.

What a sexy beast that is.


User currently offlineTarantine From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4362 times:

F-106, the longest lasting century fighter for the US!

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4367 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.

T.J.



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4348 times:


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You'll have to excuse me, I need to go get my jaw off the floor.


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4182 times:



25 Kiwi dave : F-15C by a long shot I could also say the A-4 as that was the last fighter the RNZAF had.
26 Post contains images DeltaASA16 : F-15C hands down DeltaASA16
27 DeltaRules : F-14 Tomcat, F-4 & the F-16. Always liked the looks of these three. "Top Gun" & "Iron Eagle II" were cool movies & featured these planes. DeltaRules
28 Post contains images Turin_airport : Mine? Eurofigther Typhoon! Ciao. T_a
29 Schreiner : Defenatly the Tomcat and the Thunderbold II Cheers, Schreiner
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