Best War Plane Ever

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21 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

As Herman ze German said, "In 1940 I could at least fly as far as Glasgow in most of my aircraft, but not now! It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over I'm going to buy a British radio set - then at least I'll own something that has always worked."

An astonishingly original and unique plane, cleverly designed to win by flying higher and faster than anything that could be flung into battle against it. And not only that: it could perform as a fighter, a bomber, in a ground attack role and as a reconnaisance plane and pathfinder. That it could combine this operational performance and versatility with a cunning plan to circumvent shortages of aluminium by being made in WOOD (! ) is the finishing touch that makes this the most amazing warplane ever to take to the skies.

Arguably the best and certainly the fastest non jet aircraft of World War 2

No other aircraft has been as versatile as well as being a high performance one.
Calling it the wooden wonder was a bit of an understatement.

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22 B-17 Flying Fortress

This plane was almost out of date by the time the war started. It had a pathetically small bombload and is highly overrated.

The most well built and strongest plane of all time. You can cry all you want that the Avro lancaster is better (the bomb load was better) but the B17 had 13.50 BMGs all over in all directions and and an undying armor. I think it should find work as a gunship even in modern days.

Cobblers! Mosquito carried more bombs nearly twice as fast didn't need nurse maiding with fighters, and while we are at it Lancaster could carry 22,000lb Grand Slam, strongest plane of all time, grow up

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23 Focke-Wulf Fw 190
24 F/A-18 E Super Hornet
25 F-4 Phantom

Last plane in service to score an "Ace". Brought in a new era of jet powered fighters

26 Panavia Tornado
27 Vultee A-31 Vengeance
28 North 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.

29 Vought F4U Corsair

My feeling is best plane of WWII name another plane from this era that flew on into Korea and would have had better results if it woud have flown in the European theater. In my opinion much better than the P51 mustang

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30 IAR 80

The IAR 80 was a Romanian World War II low-wing monoplane, all-metal monocoque fighter and ground-attack aircraft. When it first flew, in 1939, it was comparable to contemporary designs such as the German Messerschmitt boyfriend 109B, the British Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, and the American Curtiss P-40B/Tomahawk Mk.I and superior to the Dutch Fokker D.XXI and Polish PZL P.24. Production problems and lack of available armament delayed entry of the IAR 80 into service until 1941. It remained in frontline use until 1944

31 Harrier II

It can hover making it one of the most manoeuvrable planes ever. - ozzydog12

32 Avro Vulcan

British nuclear bomber used as a deterrant against the USSR in the cold war. - ozzydog12

A beautiful soaring bird. The noise those engines make is amazing.

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

33 A-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.

Best plane ever with its pilot bathtub protection great engines and its ability for slow low flying to protect troops and take out tanks. Whom ever designed this aircraft should be given the highest praise. I love this plane!

The real tank killer, still has not been replaced nor will be for a very long time. Best air to ground airplane ever.

34 Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
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36 Chengdu J20

The real best fighter

37 Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA
38 F-15 Silent Eagle

F 15 silent eagle is the best fighter jet ever

39 F-105 Thunderchief

Best fighter plane ever

40 Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
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