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  • J-20
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    What are the best looking Delta winged combat aircraft to you? (no tailed or canards)

    In your opinion, what are the best delta winged aircraft to you? (fighters, bombers, tankers, etc)

    condition: NO tailed deltas or canard deltas (i.e: Fishbed, Rafale, Eurobutter, etc)

    double deltas, cranked deltas, etc are ok.
  • Dr.Snufflebug
    Boggleboople snufflebug

    #2
    Late-model Drakens, hands down. Once they received the newer canopy (F1-F2 and onwards, IIRC)

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    • J-20
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      #3
      are you referring to the move from 3 piece to 2?

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      • Vanshilar
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        #4
        Easy, Draken.

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        • TomcatViP
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          #5
          C'mon guys, Convair B-58 Hustler, A-12, F-106 and the mini-dart version of it from Dassault, the Mirage 2000.
          The Fak-Fa could have it also but the stealthisation process disqualify her compared to the elegant line of those classics.
          Last edited by TomcatViP; 14th May 2018, 17:12.

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          • Al.
            Al.
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            #6
            Vulcan and Draken.
            Rule zero: don't be on fire

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            • Dr.Snufflebug
              Boggleboople snufflebug

              #7
              Originally posted by J-20
              are you referring to the move from 3 piece to 2?
              J 35 went through three canopy changes (not counting the trainers)

              The last one was with the F1-F2 versions, which remained onwards into -J and so on. There it was a very bulged two-piece, but it looks great on that machine. The earlier two varieties were basically three-pieces but with varying degrees of "roundness" to them.

              edit: need moar

              Last edited by Dr.Snufflebug; 14th May 2018, 16:57.
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              • BlackArcher
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                #8
                Mirage-2000. Nothing else compares to its beauty.

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                • topspeed
                  Get on uppah !

                  #9
                  X-32B

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                  If it looks good, it will fly good !
                  -Bill Lear & Marcel Dassault


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                  • schurem
                    Sim Jockey

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                    • Alpha Bravo
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                      • halloweene
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                        #12
                        Her majesty the mirage IV (4000 would also be awesome, but only one built)

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                        • snibble
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                          #13
                          Concorde.

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                          • djcross
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                            #14
                            Son of Concorde would make and outstanding PCA because of high speed and long combat radius. It would need to add low observability, sensors and a deep, deep magazine of A2A and A2G munitions.

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                            • MadRat
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                              #15
                              The XB-70 trumps Concorde and Vulcan.

                              SR-71 trumps XB-70.
                              Go Huskers!

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                              • KGB
                                KGB
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                                #16
                                People must have really thought they were living in the future when that Draken thing came out. That thing looks space age.

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                                • RpR
                                  RpR
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                                  F-106A 59-0094 'Bone Crusher' of the 87th FIS, KI Sawyer AFB, MI on takeoff with gears in transit being retracted. This retouched photo cleaned up by Peter Chilelli from an original copy.


                                  F-106A 57-2493 and 57-2494 of the 101st FIS, Otis AFB, MA in a 2-ship takeoff in Oct 1987. [Roel Reijne collection]
                                  Last edited by RpR; 17th May 2018, 04:29.

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                                  • EC 5/25 Corsair
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                                    #18
                                    2 ship takeoff with airbrake deployed?

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                                    • OPIT
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by MadRat
                                      The XB-70 trumps Concorde and Vulcan.

                                      SR-71 trumps XB-70.
                                      Nationalist pride is blinding you. This topic is about combat aircrafts without canards. So both are disqualified.

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                                      • St. John
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