Best (Allied) Fighter-Bomber of WW2
Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:12 AM
I guess half the battle in this discussion is determining what precisely is a fighter bomber?
For the purposes of this poll I am considering fighters that were pressed into service as ground support/attack aircraft, whilst maintaing their core duty as fighter aircraft.
The Nominees are:
1. Hawker Typhoon
2. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
3. Lockheed P-38 Lightning
4. Vought F4U Corsair
5. de Havilland Mosquito FBVI
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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:40 PM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:50 AM
Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:19 PM
In my opinion, a FANTASTIC fighter-bomber.
The singles in this thread are more fighter than bomber, and the twins are more bomber than fighter (with the P-38, as always, the exception).
Posted 17 December 2008 - 04:23 PM
In the ground-attack role, radial-engined fighters were at an advantage. My crew-chief in P-47s said he saw them limping home with engine-cylinders shot-off, and the remaining pistons flailing about in the air. That P-38 and Mossie have two engines, so the redundancy would likely get them back home to base.
I'll vote for the P-47 Thunderbolt AND the F4U Corsair.
If allowed only one vote... the P-47.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:23 AM
Mind you, for cost-effectiveness a single-engined design is better. In that case, I'd plump for the Typhoon, on the argument that cannon are a better all-round weapon than machineguns (runs for cover). Just don't try to ditch it in the sea!
Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:47 PM
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