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Poll: What's the prettiest World War I plane from the below choices? (9 member(s) have cast votes)

What's the prettiest World War I plane from the below choices?

  1. Nieuport 17 (1 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  2. RE8 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Albatross DV (6 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  4. Fokker Dr.I (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

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#11 Beitou

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:16 PM

I would have to choose the Siemens-Schuckert D.III.

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I always thought the D III looked like one of Sopwith's planes. For me though the prettiest of WW1 is the DH2, it looks so aggressive with the gun sticking out of the rounded nose and the lattice work behind or maybe the Bristol fighter.

#12 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

Paolo, what is an Albatros DB?

It's the plane that you type if you hit B next to V on your keyboard :D

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#13 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

Here's a video of an Albatross DV replica in action

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#14 Kutscha

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:03 PM

Another Albatros video
http://s306.photobuc...rosErstflug.mp4

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

For me though the prettiest of WW1 is the DH2, it looks so aggressive with the gun sticking out of the rounded nose and the lattice work behind


I can't really reconcile aggressive with pretty, and I find the Siemens-Schuckert to have a look all of its own. The cowling, spinner and four bladed prop wouldn't look out of place on a much later aircraft, but it's still a tidy, tight, well balanced little biplane without the sad, droopy looking nose of the Albatri - rather like a beautiful woman who's had one disappointment too many. The SS is a confident, good looking girl who knows she's going to be popular.

Of course, it's all subjective b/s. :D

#16 Romantic Technofreak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

What would you say about the Gotha GL.VII?

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Never knew about this aircraft until I found it in the collection of the San Diego Air and Space Museum. It is a long-range reconnoisater. Surprisingly, it wears design characteristics of beautiful WWII aircraft, e.g. the Mosquito and the Me 410 (especially the protruding engines). For me, the strutwork between engine nacelles, lower wing and fuselage is really artistic.

 

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#17 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 07:22 PM

Wow, that looks quite sleek! 


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#18 Kutscha

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:42 AM

From the front looks quite nice, but from the rear, argh.

 

http://www.vinar.cz/mitte/gotha.htm



#19 Ricky

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

The overall look is sleek, but the horrid twin 'pram wheels' at the rear and the odd 'garden railings' at the front do rather spoil it.

 

 

I have discovered I quite like the Roland C.II

 

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Like a tubby Albatross



#20 oldironside

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hmm.  Not really pretty, is it.  Can't help thinking of this guy.  449967-milhouse.gif






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