Best War Plane Ever

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The best plane ever used by the Armed forces of any country. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Spitfire
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

alleksas50

Just pure beauty fantastic speed and was soupier to all other planes in the battle of Britain.
[Newest]Undeniable fantastic plane. So fast and nearly unbeatable in the skies. Brilliant machine.

2P-51 Mustang
Hmm.. best war planes of all time? Definitely the mustang over the ship fire. Why don't we look at facts, the p51 has been in serious much longer than the spitfire, has much more variants, has greater range, is much faster, could dive better, could climb better, was much more durable (but it wasn't extremely durable). Overall, the P-51 was much better in combat, yet you people think that the spicier is better just because of maneuverability? Laugh out loud, I am not saying that the s pitfire is a bad plane because it was great. But it was definitely not as good as the 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

corebare32

The P-51 had a 11 to 1 kill ratio which is outstanding and had the fuel range to escort the bombers all the way to Berlin and back simply a great fighter aircraft.

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.

dudeguyman

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

moose4life19

[newest]
Sorry guys, but it's not a fighter. It was a reconnaissance plane.

4F-22 Raptor
The most important is stealth it promotes the fighter to do surgical strike
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.

Dsr

it did make history in wars. it's one of the speedest jets.

tigershark

[Newest]You've got to be kidding, the F15 is no match for the F22. Check it out.

5F-15 Eagle
Owning the sky's since July 1972, The U. S Air Force plans to keep the F-15 in service until 2025.

lopedogg55

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.
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...

corebare32


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

HistoryLover

Superior American fighter plane. Retired in 2006.

ozzydog12

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

Grimreaper7


9B-22
awesome, cool, looks amazing, thats all I can really say, you should see this marvel by urself

technoid526


10Lancaster Bomber
Best bomber plane of WW2.

ozzydog12

THE BEST PLANE EVER MADE AND FLEW, ASK ANY WAR VETERAN!
Could carry the heaviest load of any bomber.

The Contenders

11Messerschmitt Bf 109
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.
All the great german aces flew the 109 most notably the highest scoring ace of all time erich hartmann
IL2 STURMOVIK experience
ME 109 G2 - The best climb rate (except probably Spitfire - 9). The incredibly low stall speed (the best ever). The low speed turning. The canon was good against Bombers and in the hand of an expert it was good against fighters too, but I would like the wing mounted machine guns with no canon against fighters. Its high speed performance seems to be bad although later models corrected this to some extent but not incorporated in G2 ( I can always turn G6 as good as P51 above 500 km speed but not with G2). That was an easy fix and could have been incorporated in G2. In IL2 Sturmovik, I (ME 109 G2) outclimbed and outstalled P51B at 12 km Altitude, what is more to say. G2s redline was also lower than the later models.

12Sopwith Camel
The best british fighter plane of WW1.

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13Mitsubishi A6M Zero
When this was built it was far ahead of any other fighter around, it could outmaneuver anything it went up against even at the end of WWII, it achieved an amazing kill ratio of 12 - 1 over China, and it was the first ideal superiority fighter, the Mitsubishi A6M Reisen should most definitely be in the top ten.
ask to USA pilot when he finded for the first time, and fight whit him
Japanese fighter plane of WW2 feared by the allied forces.

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14Fokker Dr.I
The plane used by the infamous Red Baron of WW1.

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This was the plane that the Red Baron flew!
My hero, the Red Baron's plane.

15P-40 Warhawk
Great American fighter plane of WW2.

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

17Stuka

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!

19de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Arguably the best and certainly the fastest non jet aircraft of World War 2
The only plane the German pilots were truly scared of.

20B-17 Flying Fortress

21Panavia Tornado

22Mikojan-Gurewitsch MiG-21

23PAC JF-17 Thunder

24F/A-18 E Super Hornet

25Focke-Wulf Fw 190

26Vultee A-31 Vengeance

27North American F-86 Sabre
11 - 1 kill ratio, could go Mach 1 in a dive, first to use radar assisted targeting. The last of the true gunslingers.

28Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master

29Sukhoi SU-37 Terminator

30Chengdu J20
The real best fighter

31Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA

32Vought F4U Corsair

33F-15 Silent Eagle
F 15 silent eagle is the best fighter jet ever

34A-10 Thunderbolt II
Without a doubt the greatest feared by many countries in Afghanistan they call it the "Death Machine" and they say "When you see it, don't bother running away or else you'll die tired." This plane is also "The most survivable plane ever built" It's beautiful and tanks are more scared of this weapon of destruction than anything else. This thing did phenomenal in the first gulf war. Go on Google and search "23 tanks destroyed in one day" and guess which plane did that, oh the A-10 Thunderbolt II and it was just one of them not multiple cause everyone knows it would take multiple F 22 Raptors to destroy that much. If this plane was designed for shooting other jets it would be the number one on this list. This jet is the best additional 30 mm cannon too so yeah NUMBER 1!
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.

35Harrier II
It can hover making it one of the most manoeuvrable planes ever.

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36Avro Vulcan
British nuclear bomber used as a deterrant against the USSR in the cold war.

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

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