fireblade
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Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:08 am

What's your most beatifull a/c?
My choice: f-14 & mig-29 ,
And ugliest?
Boing jsf vacuum cleaner definetaly followed by mig-21
 
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:45 am

Migs, F15, F16's and the stealth are cool!

Although it may not be a fighter, I think this thing below wins hands down as the ugliest:


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MiG31
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:05 am

Hey MiG-21 is not ugly - it look just like any fighter of its time. If you think it is ugly then in you probably wouldn't like any similar fighter of that time...
Also I think that however, you people put it F-16 is rather ugly looking. I mean there are many beautiful pictures of it but if you just come up to it, especially from the front it just doesn't look proportional. There's this intake thingy, which makes it look like a vacum cleaner (like JSF) and the glass (what do u call it?) cabin, cockpit glass I mean is blown up like a bubble.


I also think that Su-37 is beautiful an so is Berkut.
And certainly MIG-31!!! It looks GREAT when in air  Smile  Smile  Smile

All the best!
 
LY744
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:27 am

"Cute" - F-16

Beautiful - Su-27

Nice - F-15, F-22, MiG-23/27, F-18, F-14, Mirage III/IV/2000/Nesher/Kfir, Su-24, Su-34, MiG-29, Tornado, Typhoon, JAS-39

Ugly, yet somehow beautiful - F-4, A-4, A-10, Su-25, S-37, Su-17/20/22, A-10, MiG-21, A-6, Rafal, Harrier

Just ugly - A-7, MiG-25, F-5, MiG 1.42


LY744.
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MIG54
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:01 am

Beautiful? Any clean Hawker Hunter. The F-104 in bare metal finish. Cute? The de Havilland Vampire. Ugly? The Saab J-29.
 
LY744
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:49 am

BTW, Boeing's JSF contender goes under "Ugly yet somehow beautiful", and Lockheed-Martin's contender goes under "Nice".

LY744.
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Rodrigo Santos
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:14 am

I like the F-5, it´s not ugly!!

Most beautiful: F-14, Su-27 UB (and any 2 seater Flanker), Mig 29 (not the SMT).


Ugly: Mig 19, Mig 23, A-10, Su-25, F-101
 
LY744
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:23 am

Don't be offended, Rodrigo, it's a matter of personal taste. And yes, the extra fuel tank on the back of the MiG-29SMT makes the a/c looks so much uglier.

LY744.
Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
 
yka
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:24 am

You can't beat the Vampire in terms of being the ugliest...


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btw, the F-14 is the nicest, followed by the F-16

 
flyhigh@tom
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:03 pm

Climbout, what on earth is that fat thing?(Beriev Bartini VVA 14)
Did that thing actually fly, does not look like a flying machine at all to me!!! well even if it is ugly it does facinate me a lot, anybody on more info about that?

Best looking fighters: The Su27, MiG29, F14, F15 (in the descending order)

I dont like: JSF, F4, Tornado.

Cheers,
Thomas



 
usair1489
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:33 pm

In my opinion - cutest being the F-16 and the F/A-18. Ugliest being the Boeing JSF.

Steve
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SuperHornet
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Thu Oct 04, 2001 1:09 am

Cutest:f-18 definately
Ugliest:Boings' flying pig X-32
Watch the ball
 
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Thu Oct 04, 2001 1:15 am

Flyhigh@tom,

That plane was discussed in detail on this forum a while back. Check out the topic entitled "Who Knows More about this airplane"(I would post the link, but I don't know how), and you will see what people are saying about it.

Hard to believe it actually flew.
 
Spectre
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Thu Oct 04, 2001 9:11 am

Cutest: Any military aircraft that can fly

Ugliest: Allmilitary a/c at the scrap yard

Regards
Dave
 
Soren-a
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:46 pm

Cutest: How can a fighter aircraft be cute..... Confused

Best looking: A-10 and F-14

Ugliest: Have to agree with Spectre, any a/c in a scrap yard

Regards
Søren Augustesen
 
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 9:43 pm

nicest out look: Zhuravlik!!!!!; MiG-29; MiG-31; Su-32/34 - oh, gee, my favorite!; Su-33/37. and, crap there many of 'em!
not as killing: Su-47; F-4/5/14/117/18/16/15/22/21/... do i need to continue?
absolutely ugly: gibt es nichts!
 
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Sat Oct 06, 2001 12:21 am

Here's another ugly one:


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Our sweet little troops have to fly in this thing.
 
fireblade
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Sat Oct 06, 2001 2:11 am

I forget I-2000 really lucks great cutest thing i ever sow
http://www.aviation.ru/MiG/MiG-I-2000.jpgeven better than my ex-girlfriend.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
And Stalma also  Smokin cool
Slobodan
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fireblade
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Climbout

Sat Oct 06, 2001 10:59 pm

There is a link for your question
http://aeroweb.lucia.it/~agretch/RAFAQ/WIG.html
 
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Fireblade

Sun Oct 07, 2001 9:09 am

Thank you for the link. In spite of its looks, this plane is very interesting.

Flyhigh@tom, check out the link!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Cutest & Ugliest Fighters?

Sun Oct 07, 2001 9:37 am

Great looking: F-14, F-16
widely considered ugly, but I love'm F-4, A-10

During its trial phases, one critic was reportedly quoted to have mentioned, "During wind tunnel tests, the F-4 was found to be more aerodynamic flying backwards than forwards."

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