Post-war fighters/Fighter-bombers

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Gerard, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Given the success of the Main Battle Tank thread, I feel prompted to put up something for the "fly-boys". so post some links to post-war fighters/fighter bombers here. To kick things off here are some links to US warplanes:

    Republic F-105 Thunderchief (used extensively in Vietnam): Craig Baker's F-105 Site, The Awesome Thunderchief

    North American F-100 Super Sabre:
    F-100 Super Sabre - The "Hun"

    McDonnell F-101 "Voodoo":
    McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
    Fact Sheets : McDonnell F-101A and C Voodoo : McDonnell F-101A and C Voodoo

    McDonnell-douglas F-4II Phantom:
    Welcome to the F-4 Phantom II Society!
    Phantom F4K, Fleet Air Arm. Royal Navy. - Home (interesting site about Phantoms flying in Fleet Air arm service)

    so there's a start!! Anyone else wanna post? :D
     
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  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  3. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Peter

    Funny you should mention this plane - I always liked the "D" version of the aircraft, the interceptor, nicknamed "Sabredog". Here is a link to the plane: Fact Sheets : North American F-86D Sabre : North American F-86D Sabre

    I remember making the airfix version of this plane in 1/72 scale: Airfix 1/72 F-86D Sabre


    In the early fifties one used to be able to make the F86 (and the Hunter) in both Balsa Wood and plastic, as far as plastic was concerned a Revell kit was my first choice.
     
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  8. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    The Venerable Hawker-Siddely Harrier: Welcome
     
  9. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

  10. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

  11. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Great link Peter. It was a beautiful aircraft. Mind you my favourite of the British ones is the Jaguar:
    Jaguar


    What about the DH 100 Vampire? : Vampire Preservation Group - Home Page


    The Jaguar, an aircraft that really looked that it could do the business.
     
  12. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Dont you just love the overwing missile racks??? :D
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hunter's a beauty, possibly the nicest looking postwar plane in flight of all?
    (I noticed G-boom is still on the flying register as a designation - same one? or rebadged tribute?)

    On a slightly more mental tack:
    The Widowmaker.
    Starfighters F-104 Demo Team

    "Does anybody want to buy a Starfighter?
    Then buy an acre of land... and wait"
    - Captain Lockheed.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    My present day favorite would be the Nimrod, (as seen in my avatar) regardless of the adverse publicity its had over the last few months. I've had the pleasure of a guided tour of three of the MR. Mk2 P's and seen many flying at close quarters. A great present day aircraft.

    Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  15. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    The starfighter was a beast of a plane to pilot but extremely capable. The Luftwaffe were one of its biggest users and it was in service for nearly 20 years with them.
     
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    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

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  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

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  18. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Did the Buccaneer ever see active service?? Gorgeous plane by the way.
     
  19. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Did the Buccaneer ever see active service?? Gorgeous plane by the way.

    The first Gulf War is all I know of.
    I sat in one when I was seven and to me it looked huge!!!!!
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Saw what I assumed to be a Vampire being thrown about in the sky at an airfield we passed while heading west a month or two ago - beautiful, and a brilliant noise.
    Could have been a Venom or Vixen I suppose (sort of 'naval grey' colour) but my plane recognition skills aren't very precise.
     

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