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    I have a feeling that I'm the only one for...



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    This one get my vote as the coolest for WW-2 props :diablo:
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    Ok people as some believe Beautiful is not equal to cool, so give your opinions on three points:

    1. Beautiful, elegant and clean: Eg. SR71 etc.

    2. Cute: Eg. Props

    3. Cool: Eg. Flankers

    Which according to you fits in these categories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrosion View Post
    Ok people as some believe Beautiful is not equal to cool, so give your opinions on three points:

    1. Beautiful, elegant and clean: Eg. SR71 etc.

    2. Cute: Eg. Props

    3. Cool: Eg. Flankers
    Excellent initiative.
    Beautiful: SR71, Concorde (in flight), Draken, F-104, YF23, Pak FA
    Cool: SR71, Draken, A10 (fully loaded)


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    The Century Series in block.
    Even if some of them could look ugly nowadays, many (me for sure) were hugely fascinated by these aircrafts.


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    Its already had one nomination, but in my eyes the Mirage IV has to be one of the most beautiful aeroplanes... ever!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas10 View Post
    I don't know why every brit thinks the spitfire is the best looking plane ever. Oh wait the answer lies withing the question.
    Seriously, what is wrong with you?

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Gets my vote

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    courtesy http://fighter-collection.com/cft/cu...p-40b-warhawk/

    Much better looking than the Spitfire, IMO, & besides, nobody posted a pic of the best looking spitfire:



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    Little point in having the discussion - the dehavilland Hornet F.3 won it many years ago !

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    Sukhoi T-4 (nose up)


    She's not so pretty with the nose down. Does anyone know of any 'in flight' pictures of this type survive?

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    Spitfire closely followed by this:


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    P-51C / Mustang III


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    Quote Originally Posted by TR1 View Post
    PAK-FA is incredibly elegant looking in my eyes.

    Absolutely in love with the birds.
    +1

    That's my favourite picture of the bird. That thread would be incomplete without it!
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    And the little prince is quite a looker too!


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    [QUOTE=Confucius says;1972252]And the little prince is quite a looker too!

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    I think you meant to post that in this thread: http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6239

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrosion View Post
    Ok people as some believe Beautiful is not equal to cool, so give your opinions on three points:

    1. Beautiful, elegant and clean: Eg. SR71 etc.

    2. Cute: Eg. Props

    3. Cool: Eg. Flankers

    Which according to you fits in these categories.
    1] Yes, in terms of elegant beauty, its SR-71
    2] Cute, as in aerodynamic perfection, cost effectiveness, P-51 & Gripen.
    3] As in brutish appearance, i have a weak spot for the ole Flanker,
    tho F-15 out-beat it if #1 is considered
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    Smile THE Spitfire, again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas10 View Post




    courtesy http://fighter-collection.com/cft/cu...p-40b-warhawk/

    Much better looking than the Spitfire, IMO, & besides, nobody posted a pic of the best looking spitfire:



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    I love the obvious contenders, Spitfire is graceful, yet the B-1B is also very graceful when seen sliding it's wings back as Here

    But for me, the XB70 Valkyrie.
    It's was like a Gerry Anderson design from Thunderbirds, so far ahead of anything else around.
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    i reckon this takes some beating!
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    Timeless elegance and simplicity goes to the Mosquito
    Brutal power and 'I wouldn't want to spill his pint in a pub' goes to the Eagle
    Out and out most beautiful plane ever is the Blackbird
    I always had a soft spot for the Flogger (with Radar not duck nose) when in flight but I'd never call it graceful.

    I guess part of the attraction of the spit for us Brits (but not that abomination with the clipped wings) is its visual association with the Battle of Britain. Possibly it was the first war machine of WWII where it finally looked like we had technical superiority over the Third Reich?
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    I'd quite like to put forward the Victor



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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    I'd quite like to put forward the Victor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    I'd quite like to put forward the Victor



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    Like so many aircraft from that era, she was a beauty until they started covering them with bumps and blisters. That transformation is nothing though compared to the differences between the DH Comet and the bulbous AEW Nimrods!
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    She did look stunning when first appearing at Farnborough in the 1950s and I was a scabby-kneed spotter. And I must agree, the excrescences that grew over the years didn't really improve her in any way.

    Always reminded of the legend that quite recently, a US fighter pilot who wasn't born when that photo was taken was vectored onto a Victor during exercises, took one look and said "It's something out of Jules Verne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest414 View Post
    I posted this Spit in post 7 on this thread
    Sorry mate... my firewall blocks some websites & thus some pictures don't appear unless I disable it.

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    I didn't count, but the Mustang seems to get a lot of votes.

    For me it goes something like this:-

    Concorde
    Spitfire
    F-16XL
    Hunter
    Mozzie
    F-5E
    Gripen
    Mirage 2000

    and I guess the Mustang would be there somewhere too.

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