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This plane was almost out of date by the time the war started.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 F/A-18 E Super Hornet
24 F-4 Phantom

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

25 Focke-Wulf Fw 190
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 Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
32 Sukhoi SU-37 Terminator V 1 Comment
33 Chengdu J20

The real best fighter

34 Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA
35 F-15 Silent Eagle

F 15 silent eagle is the best fighter jet ever

36 F-105 Thunderchief

Best fighter plane ever

37 Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
38 Grumman F6F Hellcat

How can this plan not be on the list? Wiped out the Imperial Japanese Navy. From drawing board to operational service in no-time. Great carrier-based fighter which claimed 56% of ALL US Navy+Marines air kills in WWII. 19:1 kill ratio. This plane won the Pacific war!

39 Sukhoi Su-27

I'm surprised there are no comments. The SU-27 and MiG-29 are as good as, or better than, any fighter of the U.S. F-teens models. Unfortunately they can't even hold a candle to the Raptor, guaranteed losers in almost every scenario. Still, good fighter right now.

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40 Mikoyan MiG-31
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