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Old 12-03-2012, 07:41 PM
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OK I started the P-51 thread and now I was just thinking what in your opinion is your best looking aircraft. Here is mine: My all time favorite is tied. The conny and the F-16 are tied in my book. Other ones that makes me bulge is the P-51, Vulcan, F-100,b-58 hustler.
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Concorde SST!...

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Spitfire
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B-47

Oh snap! I'm too close to see it I forgot

DC-3, the first airliner designed using wind tunnel data.
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Mine is the F7F TigerCat and better yet take a ride in the back seat of one for an hour and when your flight is over, you'll look for a cigarette
What an incredible ride!
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The Concord is defiantly up there.
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P-51 Mustang
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All the aircraft mentioned so far share a common feature: They are slick, smooth-skinned metal birds. My idea of beauty is a bit different.
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All the aircraft mentioned so far share a common feature: They are slick, smooth-skinned metal birds. My idea of beauty is a bit different.

It is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. In "our" world my onlypick would be:

Pfalz D.IIIa
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Pfalz D.IIIa
Yet another slick, smooth-skinned aircraft!
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Ryan SC-W
Globe Swift with the original magnisium grill
Dornier D-1
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de Havilland DH88
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Are usually German! lol
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Yet another slick, smooth-skinned aircraft!
I think it has something to do with the hours I spent running a wind tunnel in college. It tended to "shape" my mind!
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Staggerwing Beech comes to mind (so that's two votes!) .... F20 or variant in the modern military iron. geeze there's probably lots of golden era that are the prettiest...
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Right now, this one. Italian. It just exudes elegance! Need I say more? I'm very partial to Pfalz types, especially the DIII.
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Best piston engined, P51 closely followed by the Spit.
Best jet, Hawker Hunter, closely followed by F16.
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Mustang, Spitfire, and the Corsair.
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This one, this one and this one!

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P.S. Thinking it over, anything with wings.
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J3 Cub
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Mine is the F7F TigerCat and better yet take a ride in the back seat of one for an hour and when your flight is over, you'll look for a cigarette
What an incredible ride!
Me too!!!!! wallace.tharp
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The Concord is defiantly up there.
So is the B-1 Bomber! I saw it make it's first flight from Palmdale, Ca. Plant 42 to Edwards. Before they de-tuned it, it had HUGE engines. I also saw on in a holding pattern at the Prescott VOR, Drake, with a student that I wa instructing. He was above us about 15 thousand feet with the wings extended! wallace.tharp
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For me it's the B-17, P-47 and the Corsiar
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Beech Model 17.
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Concord
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Modern Era A=10 Warthog, FA-18C ,F-14 /F-15 Classic ERA, P-51 , P-47", P-40 F-4U Corsair, B-25, B-17 spitfire, hawker hurricane, OH hell I like em all they are all unique and equally appealing in their own way
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