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    Sigh....fighter planes dude, Why bring in dive bombers and bombers?

    Messerschmits and the german planes are successful combat aircraft of their time too.

    and who the in the frigging hell is Charlton Heston?

    If I recall correctly, Singapore was defended by planes from the WWI era.

    Lightning was a late WWII plane, mostly for interception and bomber escort. twin propeller plane with twin fuselage as well, one of the more unique designs during WWII.

    and you got a problem, recommend that you ram your head against the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    if I recall correctly, Lightning was a ramjet fighter that was mad postwar or near the end of the war.
    What you are referring to is the BAe Lightning of the RAF I don't think it was ever used in combat and its not a ramjet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damian77
    Not dat successful in combat bit but mi fav aircraft is still the F-14 Tomcat... first product to take over the ageing Plantom but it prove too advance for its time & $ intensive to maintain... The F-18 at half the price to maintain soon took over as the US downsize the F-14 squatron after a series of crashes.

    Sad to c it fade away... will always remember the movie Tom Gun, the jap cartoon Macross....
    Ah yes......its the wings. Awesome!

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    But figurely speaking the most sucessful production fighter ever made in term of kill ratio and live to go back to base is F6F HELL CAT. With a kill total in second world war of 5000+ aircrafts or a kill ratio of 19 to 1 lost. There even a F6F Hellcat fly back to it's carrier with 200 new bullet holes in it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by singscott
    But figurely speaking the most sucessful production fighter ever made in term of kill ratio and live to go back to base is F6F HELL CAT. With a kill total in second world war of 5000+ aircrafts or a kill ratio of 19 to 1 lost. There even a F6F Hellcat fly back to it's carrier with 200 new bullet holes in it!!
    that is a heavily armoured SOB. its equivalent now would prob be the A10 warthog.

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    A10's aircraft design is realli cool i muz say.... extremely cool ! and the jsf too... ahahaha..

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    of course, it can take damage from 50mm calibre MGs and fly back to base with half a wing left on each side. its a scary tank buster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    and who the in the frigging hell is Charlton Heston?
    hahaha... i know Charlton Heston from the Ten Commandments acting as Moses.
    Mythbusters - the bigger the explosion, the better it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    that is a heavily armoured SOB. its equivalent now would prob be the A10 warthog.
    the A10 Warthog was previously known as the Thunderbolt if i'm not mistaken. according to some journals, the A10 is considered one of the ugliest aircraft around. but its firepower is awesome!
    Mythbusters - the bigger the explosion, the better it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mohgui
    the A10 Warthog was previously known as the Thunderbolt if i'm not mistaken. according to some journals, the A10 is considered one of the ugliest aircraft around. but its firepower is awesome!
    You are correct.
    Not that ugly lah...in fact cockpit is constructed in titantium body. Indeed awesome firepower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerstorer
    What you are referring to is the BAe Lightning of the RAF I don't think it was ever used in combat and its not a ramjet.
    The war ended when P-38 Lightning was introduced.
    Ramjet technology is 21st century technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    Sigh....fighter planes dude, Why bring in dive bombers and bombers?

    Messerschmits and the german planes are successful combat aircraft of their time too.

    and who the in the frigging hell is Charlton Heston?

    If I recall correctly, Singapore was defended by planes from the WWI era.

    Lightning was a late WWII plane, mostly for interception and bomber escort. twin propeller plane with twin fuselage as well, one of the more unique designs during WWII.

    and you got a problem, recommend that you ram your head against the wall

    Bro, you grab a copy of Battle of Midway lah. It's a good movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    how come never mention Spitfire? Messerschmit ? Stuka dive bomber?
    Lancaster bomber ? Superfortress bomber ?

    What US fighter plane was Charlton Heston flying in 'Battle of Midway" ?

    Singapore was defended by some British fighter plane called "Buffalo".
    No wonder got shot to pieces by Jap Zeros.

    if I recall correctly, Lightning was a ramjet fighter that was mad postwar or near the end of the war.
    Cant really remember whether did Charlton Heston flew a plane in Battle of Midway. Most of his roles were mainly senior officers or commanding officers of the unit or something

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    oh that was probably the SBD Dauntless
    they sank 3 Japanese aircraft carriers in 5 minutes of attack on 4 or 5 June 1942
    and another Japanese aircraft carrier later in the day.

    siao siao, good plane huh?

    the Hellcat was developed later when the US dscovered the secret weaknesses of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter, when one landed intact but pilot was dead on one of the nearby islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    oh that was probably the SBD Dauntless
    they sank 3 Japanese aircraft carriers in 5 minutes of attack on 4 or 5 June 1942
    and another Japanese aircraft carrier later in the day.

    siao siao, good plane huh?

    the Hellcat was developed later when the US dscovered the secret weaknesses of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter, when one landed intact but pilot was dead on one of the nearby islands.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thach_Weave

    Interesting tactic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex
    oh that was probably the SBD Dauntless
    they sank 3 Japanese aircraft carriers in 5 minutes of attack on 4 or 5 June 1942
    and another Japanese aircraft carrier later in the day.

    siao siao, good plane huh?

    the Hellcat was developed later when the US dscovered the secret weaknesses of the Mitsubishi Zero fighter, when one landed intact but pilot was dead on one of the nearby islands.
    That has little to do with the quality of the planes or pilots. During that part of WW2, there is no reasonable defence against air attack. Japan was spotted earlier and became a sitting duck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    that is a heavily armoured SOB. its equivalent now would prob be the A10 warthog.
    While that is a good plane, those figures didn't came about mainly because of quality.
    The numerical and radar advantage accounted for a huge part of the figures.

    A total 12275 hell cats were made. In many battles the US have more fighter planes than the enemy has planes!!

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    The A6 "Intruder" bomber was in the heat of the action during the Vietnam war.

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    The best and fastest fighter and bomber! Still F111!


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