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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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#31 Paolo Tagliaferri

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 10:24 AM

I totally agree with Edgar. Nothing in war is pretty. 

 

Edgar, which WW1 aircraft do you find the most aesthetically pleasing?

 

Jeff

 

I guess it was more of a language shortcoming from my side - What I actually meant is exactly that 


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

I think most of us knew that Paolo. I personally just went with it.

 

I personally never made a mistake like that though. :rolleyes: Jeff



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

None of them; aircraft designed for killing are not "pretty." They might be attractive to the eye, even aesthetically pleasing, but pretty? Never.


To the pilots flying them, the plane with the quality to letting them survive the battles and ultimately the war, might be quite pretty :-|

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 11:36 AM

I guess it was more of a language shortcoming from my side - What I actually meant is exactly that


On the other hand: With such mind of anti-warfare, one should not be familiar to at place like this!

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:38 AM

SE5 for me. Second choice would be the Spad.....

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 04:57 AM

These aircraft were built purely to kill, there's nothing pretty about taking life,however I think we should be thinking more of durability and handling capabilities to which the pilots that flew them felt relatively safe knowing that they had a machine that could keep them alive to a certain degree.But if I had to make choice it would be the SE5 it was very manoeuvrable and handled very well in comparison with the Bristols and other British fighters of that time ,in my opinion.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:01 PM

I cannot say that it was the prettiest, but from the moment I first read about it, it took my breath away (for 1918). I give you the

Nieuport Nighthawk.

 

Yes, I know not the prettiest, but I have to pack, Jeff



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:36 PM

I vote the SE5...

Edited by [email protected], 08 September 2015 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 08 September 2015 - 10:37 PM

DV not DB, but I can't help at all. I haven't looked any of this up yet. I just love the pictures.

Thank you Paolo and Ricky. The pictures are great.






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