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What was the best fighter of World War 2?
1. Supermarine Spitfire [ 5 ]  [15.62%]
2. Hawker Hurricane [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
3. Messerschmitt Bf-109 [ 10 ]  [31.25%]
4. Focke-Wulf Fw-190 [ 6 ]  [18.75%]
5. Macchi MC.205 Veltro [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
6. Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
7. IAR-80/81 [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
8. North American P-51 Mustang [ 6 ]  [18.75%]
9. Grumman F-6F Hellcat [ 1 ]  [3.12%]
10. Other [ 2 ]  [6.25%]
Total Votes: 32
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Stephen Dabapuscu
Posted on September 22, 2009 09:37 pm
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My vote is for the Spitfire! hero of the Battle of Britian! always updated, fast, agile, tough, and beautiful!
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Hadrian
Posted on September 22, 2009 10:28 pm
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My vote goes for the Me-109, the ace maker. Best aces in the history flew it. It fought against almost all other fighters of WW2, and could always achieve a superior number of kills, from spanish civil war to the end of WW2.
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Stephen Dabapuscu
Posted on September 22, 2009 10:37 pm
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QUOTE (Hadrian @ September 22, 2009 10:28 pm)
My vote goes for the Me-109, the ace maker. Best aces in the history flew it. It fought against almost all other fighters of WW2, and could always achieve a superior number of kills, from spanish civil war to the end of WW2.

Great Choice, would be my second choice for best fighter of world war 2, more 30,000 built, more kills then then any fighter in history!
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Posted on September 23, 2009 05:36 am
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Every aircraft is as good as the pilot who flies it.
I did not vote.

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Posted on September 23, 2009 04:48 pm
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Why Messerschmitt 262 is not in the poll?
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Stephen Dabapuscu
Posted on September 24, 2009 03:07 pm
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QUOTE (Dénes @ September 23, 2009 05:36 am)
Every aircraft is as good as the pilot who flies it.
I did not vote.

Gen. Dénes

True, but of course some aircraft give the their pilots an adventage over another! ;)
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Stephen Dabapuscu
Posted on September 24, 2009 03:13 pm
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QUOTE (dragos @ September 23, 2009 04:48 pm)
Why Messerschmitt 262 is not in the poll?

Good question; I guess that I was thinking prop fighters, and also trying to be diplomatic. But if I more room then both the Me-262 ans Gloster Meotor would have to be included! along with several other types of fighters. As it they fall simply under "other"
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Posted on January 26, 2010 12:04 pm
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My vote is going to Spitfire... due to it's loger operational career. Bf-109 is the second...
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Posted on January 26, 2010 12:04 pm
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My vote is going to Spitfire... due to it's loger operational career. Bf-109 is the second...
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Posted on January 26, 2010 11:04 pm
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Spanish derivatives were used until late sixties, so service life of Bf-109 is longer than the one of the Spitfire. Interestingly, his career ended where it started, in Spain... :D
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ANDREAS
Posted on January 27, 2010 09:31 pm
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I vote for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. It is true that many of the Luftwaffe's fighter aces flew the Fw 190, and obtained remarkable successes, but without the special qualities of this aircraft they wouldn't obtain so many victories. Just think of our excelent pilots in the 1944-1945 air battles and you agree...
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Posted on January 27, 2010 09:39 pm
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It depends on era and theatre, it is unfair to compare IAR-80 with Ki87 for instance.. they were built in different periods for different purposes and flew in different theatres. You could ask what is one's favorite plane - that would be fair :)

In early war on the eastern front, my favorite is Bf109-E (4-7 series)
In mid war on the eastern front it is IAR-80C
In late war on the eastern front it is Bf109-G series

In early war on the western front it is Spitfire MkI (yeah.. I know)
In mid war on the western front it is the buther bird and the stang
In late war on the western front they are Me262 and Me163

Don't really have favorites in the the Pacific war although the barrel is ugly enough for me to like it :)


Should make one thread about bombers :D
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Posted on February 02, 2010 04:19 pm
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QUOTE (Hadrian @ January 26, 2010 11:04 pm)
Spanish derivatives were used until late sixties, so service life of Bf-109 is longer than the one of the Spitfire. Interestingly, his career ended where it started, in Spain... :D

You're right!!
In this case... Spit is No.1 because I like more Rolls Royce than Daimler Benz... :D Both planes were fantastic machines and they fought from the beginning to the end of WW2.
And after the war... I think some israelian Avia S-199 fought against british/egyptian Spitfires during 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
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Posted on March 12, 2010 10:57 pm
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QUOTE (Stephen Dabapuscu @ September 23, 2009 03:37 am)
QUOTE (Hadrian @ September 22, 2009 10:28 pm)
My vote goes for the Me-109, the ace maker. Best aces in the history flew it. It fought against almost all other fighters of WW2, and could always achieve a superior number of kills, from spanish civil war to the end of WW2.

Great Choice, would be my second choice for best fighter of world war 2, more 30,000 built, more kills then then any fighter in history!

Here's an Me-109 for sale, if you have a spare 150,000E.

http://www.hermann-historica.com/

(click on the mlitary vehicles catalogue, scroll down)

I didn't know they had wood seats (ouch) and man, that is one small cockpit!
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R. Evans
Posted on February 03, 2011 04:59 pm
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Voted for the P-51 Mustang. Firepower and range are hard to top.
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