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Best (Allied) Fighter-Bomber of WW2


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Poll: Best Allied Fighter-Bomber (32 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Allied Fighter-Bomber

  1. Hawker Typhoon (8 votes [24.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  2. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt (10 votes [30.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.30%

  3. Lockheed P-38 Lightning (4 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

  4. Vought F4U Corsair (2 votes [6.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.06%

  5. de Havilland Mosquito FBVI (5 votes [15.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  6. Other (4 votes [12.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.12%

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#1 Wuzak

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:12 AM

Taken from an old discussion, but now with poll.

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

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2. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

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3. Lockheed P-38 Lightning

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4. Vought F4U Corsair

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5. de Havilland Mosquito FBVI

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6. Other

#2 Wuzak

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 10:43 PM

Mosquito FB VI

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#3 Red Admiral

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Posted 29 October 2008 - 11:40 PM

Hawker Tempest II. Can do all that the Typhoon does, only better. In addition you've probably got the best fighter of WWII below 20,000ft.

#4 ickysdad

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:50 AM

Of course I also like the P-47 But you can't go wrong with either the Tempest, P-47 , P-38 or F4U.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

I'm being different and throwing down for the Beaufighter.
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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).

#6 Double T

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 04:23 PM

Every one of these contestants should garner votes.
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.

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#7 Ricky

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 08:23 AM

I'm tempted to join Corsarius and vote for the Beau - a heavy punch (4 cannon, 6 machine guns) plus a nice variety of external stores, including a torpedo. Plus it had the radial engine advantage and twin-engine reliability.

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!

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

I've always had a soft spot for the Hurri IID / IVD, but as I've just finished reading Bob Braham's biography again I'm gonna go with the Beaufighter

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:28 AM

Hi, its a so nice and good site ever. Its a really great and fantastic post here in this site. So, thank you for the sharing of your ideas and thoughts to all of us.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:32 PM

Hi ERYN,

Hi, its a so nice and good site ever. Its a really great and fantastic post here in this site. So, thank you for the sharing of your ideas and thoughts to all of us.


Welcome, and thanks for the kind words. Now its your turn to share your ideas and thoughts with us. Don't be shy. We all will enjoy hearing from you.

Regards,

Lightning

P.S.
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