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Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 6:44 am

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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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 7:21 am

A-10

no question about it
 
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 7:34 am



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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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 9:53 am

A-10
F-14
Spitfire Mk. XIX
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 10:02 am

SR-71, and a P-51
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 11:50 am

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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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Fri May 18, 2007 12:29 pm

P-51 Mustang

A-10 Thunderbolt

AC-130 Spectre
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Sun May 20, 2007 6:24 am

P-51 Mustang

Stearman PT-17

MiG-15
 
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Sun May 20, 2007 7:40 am

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.
 
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Mon May 21, 2007 3:24 am

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

Coming back to the more plausible, a F4U Corsair.
 
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Mon May 21, 2007 4:39 am

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

B-17 Flying Fortress

or
Mig 29

or
F/A-18 Hornet
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RE: Your Favorite War Bird To Own.

Mon May 21, 2007 8:36 am

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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