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Title: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2020, 08:31:07 AM
What are your 5 favourite aircraft? No restrictions, any period, civil or military.

This is my current list, subject to change for no particular reason.

1) OV-10 Bronco

2) D.H. Mosquito

3) An.22

4) F4U Corsair

5) Hs 129
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bbmike on March 15, 2020, 08:42:07 AM
In no order (except the first two which are the same as two on your list)  :)

1) F4U Corsair
2) DH Mosquito
3) SR-71
4) B-17 FF
5) A-10 Thunderbolt II
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Barthheart on March 15, 2020, 08:56:02 AM
Only 5 eh?

Not in any order but off the top of my mind..

1) Fw-190
2) ME-262
3) B-17
4) F-14
5) F-15

Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2020, 09:05:20 AM
I could have said 10, or 20, and it would still not be enough :)
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Barthheart on March 15, 2020, 09:35:22 AM
Very true.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Staggerwing on March 15, 2020, 10:08:22 AM
1) Some kind of cabin biplane, the name escapes me at the moment...

2) Republic RC-3 Seabee

3) US Navy's ZRS series of scout Zeppelins (USS Akron, USS Macon)

3) Me 262

4) TBD Devastator
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2020, 10:51:32 AM
^I think I may know what your (1) is..............but its just a guess.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: doctorquest on March 15, 2020, 01:57:02 PM
Dragon Rapide?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/De_Havilland_DH89A_Dragon_Rapide_%E2%80%98G-AKIF%E2%80%99_%2844840910175%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: doctorquest on March 15, 2020, 01:58:16 PM
1. P-51
2. C-47
3. SR-71
4. F-15
5. F/A-18
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 15, 2020, 04:21:01 PM
(1) F-14
(2) A-6
(3) G-21
(4) Boeing 314 Clipper
(5) Airbus A-320
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Staggerwing on March 15, 2020, 07:39:50 PM

(3) G-21


The New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks has a Goose that was rebuilt by the Kaman Helicopter company into an early tilt-rotor concept vehicle for the US Navy:

(https://www.neam.org/images/aircraft-collection/kaman/k-16b/k-16b.png)

https://www.neam.org/shell.php?page=aircraft_collection_detail&name=kamank16b
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bbmike on March 15, 2020, 07:44:06 PM
Looks like the Tales of the Gold Monkey plane.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Staggerwing on March 15, 2020, 07:52:00 PM
That's the one (minus all the modifications). B_C was probably a fan of the show when he was a kid.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 16, 2020, 07:45:14 AM
Dragon Rapide?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/69/De_Havilland_DH89A_Dragon_Rapide_%E2%80%98G-AKIF%E2%80%99_%2844840910175%29.jpg)

I have a very nice download freeware one of those for FSX  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 16, 2020, 07:52:44 AM
(1) F-14
(2) A-6
(3) G-21
(4) Boeing 314 Clipper
(5) Airbus A-320

Both the A-6 and Clipper would be on my extended list of favourites. It was an Airbus A320 that we flew in down to Bristol and back last November. The A380 is awesome, but fat too big to land at Newcastle, although they have been talking (arguing)  about extending the runway for several years. I think the Boeing 777 is the biggest that it can handle at present. I know that there is an Emirates 777 that does a daily flight to Dubai.

We're only about 5 miles away from the airport and not far off the flightpath for departures. Yesterday we had an RAF Airbus 400 fly low over the house. Great looking aircraft.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 16, 2020, 11:48:18 AM
Looks like the Tales of the Gold Monkey plane.

That's the one (minus all the modifications). B_C was probably a fan of the show when he was a kid.

That, and sheepishly/admittedly, Duck Tales. I love that old plane though.

Both the A-6 and Clipper would be on my extended list of favourites. It was an Airbus A320 that we flew in down to Bristol and back last November. The A380 is awesome, but fat too big to land at Newcastle, although they have been talking (arguing)  about extending the runway for several years. I think the Boeing 777 is the biggest that it can handle at present. I know that there is an Emirates 777 that does a daily flight to Dubai.

We're only about 5 miles away from the airport and not far off the flightpath for departures. Yesterday we had an RAF Airbus 400 fly low over the house. Great looking aircraft.

When I worked for United Airlines, I was daily assigned to the Lufthansa crew, which brought in an A-320 every day from Frankfurt. I always worked the back pit or the cargo container loader/unloader. I really enjoyed that job, actually...I love passenger aircraft and their livery especially.
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: ojsdad on March 26, 2020, 07:39:27 PM
No particular order;

1) B-17
2) A-10
3) F-14
4) SR-71
5) E-4B
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on March 28, 2020, 03:40:24 AM
Avro Lancaster B.III  (the mainstay)
Avro Lancaster B. 1 special  (converted to carry Tallboys and Grand Slams)
Avro Lancaster Type 464 Provisional (The Dambuster)
Avro Lancaster B.X (The Canuck built one)
Handley Page Halifax B.V
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on March 28, 2020, 07:00:17 AM
You're not too keen on the Lanc, then?
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on March 29, 2020, 08:58:24 PM
They're OK.....I guess.....
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: druid8172 on June 08, 2020, 08:24:20 PM
Avro Lancaster B.III  (the mainstay)
Avro Lancaster B. 1 special  (converted to carry Tallboys and Grand Slams)
Avro Lancaster Type 464 Provisional (The Dambuster)
Avro Lancaster B.X (The Canuck built one)
Handley Page Halifax B.V

you forgot the Avro Lincoln and The Avro Shackleton both are related to the Lancaster. plus  i am biased i am from Lancaster and worked on the Lincoln at RAF Cosford Museum and then worked on the Shackleton at RAF Lossiemouth then my list would also include the Spitfire and the Mosquito my grandfather used to build the wings here in Lancaster during the war and finally it would have to be the Jaguar as i got to fly in one at Lossiemouth
Title: Re: Your Top 5 Aircraft
Post by: bob48 on June 09, 2020, 06:41:27 AM
^Excellent!

We have been lucky enough to have seen both the Mosquito and the last Shackleton at RAF Leuchars.

I'm pretty sure that was 1990 as there was also a TBF Avenger there, a B-1 Lancer on the static display, and the Vulcan did one of its last flights.