Best War Plane Ever


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A magnificent aircraft. A fighter pilots dream. Not only beautiful in flight and a sure fire dogfight winner. When compared with the Mustang you are not comparing like with like as they were born of different generations. The Spitfire was a winner when it was needed but let's not forget its sister during the Battle Of Britain, the almost equally formidable Hurricane.
It wasn't the only aircraft in product from the start of the war til the end just for looking good. Yes people say the P51 won the war but this (and the Hurricane) won the Battle of Britain which gave the allies the sight that they could actually stop the Nazis


Just pure beauty fantastic speed and was soupier to all other planes in the battle of Britain.
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2P-51 Mustang
"The best fighter ever" - The Military Channel.
"The F-15 Eagle is only surpassed by the P-1D Mustang as history's most dominate fighter aircraft." - Air Classics Magazine


This plane's long range capabilities was the changer in the bombing of Germany.
The Spitfire is the second best fighter, the first is the P-51 Mustang
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3SR-71 Blackbird
It is the fastest jet fighter it had stealth capabilities even before the words existed and it is still after 50 years the fastest plane on earth and it had a very high altitude and and a very long range
Fastest fighter ever and stealth technolagy make it the best.


the coolest, stealthiest, coolest, really cool,... did I mention its cool?


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4F-22 Raptor
Downfall to a very great plane-price. 150 million dollars per unit. F15s are only 35 million. Yeah they are stealth, but the f-15 is faster and cheaper. If your plane is fast enough you don't even need stealth. Sorry Lockheed-Martin but Boing did a better job.


The most important is stealth it promotes the fighter to do surgical strike
it did make history in wars. it's one of the speedest jets.


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5F-15 Eagle
The best figter jet ever. Never lost in air to air combat, has the ability to fly with only one wing after an accident (i'm not kidding, it actually can fly and land after that), and looks really really great.
Owning the sky's since July 1972, The U. S Air Force plans to keep the F-15 in service until 2025.


The Strike Eagle has the best war record ever. It's never been shot down. Heck, it's barely ever been shot at, air to air...


6F 14 Tomcat
best plane of its time and it was a mistake to retire it


Superior American fighter plane. Retired in 2006.


During iran-iraq war iranian tomcats shut down 114 fighters without any CASUALTY

7F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter

8F-16 Fighting Falcon
If I was in a close sir dogfight, that's the plane I want to be in.

The Tomcat at #2? It doesn't have near the record of the F-15, or near the capabilities. It's the oldest fighter in service and the most expensive to keep flying. (It'll be retired next year)

The P-40 Warhawk at #8? That plane was crap and was barely used once the P-51, P-47 and Corsair entered the war.

The Harrier at #9? Other than the Falkland Islands, it's never done anything and is going to be surpassed by the F-35 soon.

The Blackbird wasn't a "war plane. " It was a reconnisense airplane. It was a camera that could fly at Mach 3. 5.

The A-10, the F-15 Eagle, the BF-109, the Camel, F117 and the F-22 should all replace the Blackbird, P-47, Vulcan, Harrier, Tomcat and Fokker in the top ten.
The Spitfire was a great plane. Would have been greater if it wasn't made of wood...
My uncle is based in ak and is flying it right now


awesome, cool, looks amazing, thats all I can really say, you should see this marvel by urself


10Lancaster Bomber
Best bomber plane of WW2.


Could carry the heaviest load of any bomber.

The Contenders

11Messerschmitt Bf 109

All the great german aces flew the 109 most notably the highest scoring ace of all time erich hartmann

The plane that shot down more enemy fighters than a spitfire or mustang.

When Germany had enough skilled pilots and was not confronted with a numerous disadvantage at the end of the war the ME109 was the plane to fly.

12Sopwith Camel

The best british fighter plane of WW1.


13Mitsubishi A6M Zero


ask to USA pilot when he finded for the first time, and fight whit him

Why do you think the war in the Pacific lasted so long?


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14Fokker Dr.I

My hero, the Red Baron's plane.

This was the plane that the Red Baron flew!

The plane used by the infamous Red Baron of WW1.


15P-40 Warhawk

Great American fighter plane of WW2.


16Sukhoi Su-30MKI
Su30 mki is best
The fling birds have most skilled pilots in world. Ie Indian pilots


18Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

The "Jug" did more damage and had more kills than any other planes in WWII combined. (Air and ground targets combined)
It had 8-12. 7 wing mounted machine guns.
It carried up to 2500lbs of mounted bombs, rockets and other ordinance.
It had a massive 2535HP radial engine and top speed of 433 MPH. (fast for its size) And great range at 1900 miles.
Most of all, it could take a lot of damage and bring the pilot home. If I had to chose, I would pass on the Spitfire (made of wood) and the P-51D Mustang and take the Thunderbolt.

I can't believe it's not on the list. But it is now!

19B-17 Flying Fortress

The best bomber of WWII look it up. If it took on the Lancaster, the B-17 would win.


20Panavia Tornado

21Mikojan-Gurewitsch MiG-21

22PAC JF-17 Thunder

23Focke-Wulf Fw 190

24Vultee A-31 Vengeance

25North American F-86 Sabre

26F/A-18 E Super Hornet

27de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Arguably the best and certainly the fastest non jet aircraft of World War 2

28Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master

29Sukhoi SU-37 Terminator

30Chengdu J20
The real best fighter

31A-10 Thunderbolt II
It's basically a tank in the sky. almost impossible to shoot down. has a nose cannon that fires a 30mm depleted uranium armor piercing round that can cut through a tank with one shot. it fires the gun at 35 rounds per second not minute second.
The real tank killer, still has not been replaced nor will be for a very long time. Best air to ground airplane ever.

32Harrier II

It can hover making it one of the most manoeuvrable planes ever.


33Avro Vulcan

I made an AIRFIX model of it. I love it it rocks lol

British nuclear bomber used as a deterrant against the USSR in the cold war.


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