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« on: February 28, 2009, 02:52:23 PM »

Greetings every1:

Here's a question that I'd be interested in resolving, what was the BEST pure DOG-
FIGHTER in World War II?   Was it the:
                                          (a) BF109
                                          (b) Spitfire
                                          (c) P51
                                          (d)Yak9
                                          (e) or ????
Pls list the reasons why, thx.   Big Grin
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 03:04:43 PM »

You'll never get a definitive answer, NEVER.   You omitted many others that deserve mention.  The Zeke, Hurricane, P-47, Hellcat, Corsair, and others.

This should go in the Aircraft & Vehicles section.   

If I had to choose, the Pony never would have been included.   The Hellcat or Jug.   After talking to a Jug pilot from WWII today at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, I'd be torn with either.   
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 03:21:03 PM »

None of the above. Big Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 03:26:48 PM »

U4 is best in the game.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 03:29:58 PM »

i'd say a6m2 at the time of production,

obviously the spitfire evolution was a great A2A dogfighter,

the hurricane also. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 03:39:56 PM »

i'd say a6m2 at the time of production,

obviously the spitfire evolution was a great A2A dogfighter,

the hurricane also. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 03:55:02 PM »

Thats an easy one best pure dogfigher in WW2 >>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans-Joachim_Marseille
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 08:43:11 PM »

What's a pure dogfighter?
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2009, 08:48:30 PM »

Perhaps the A6M. And that's the very reason for it's demise during the war - Air combat was rarely about dogfighting at all.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 09:49:30 PM »

What about the best IMPURE dogfighter?
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2009, 11:00:24 PM »

Greetings every1:

Here's a question that I'd be interested in resolving, what was the BEST pure DOG-
FIGHTER in World War II?   

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2009, 11:15:48 PM »

michael vicks grandfather
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2009, 02:54:39 AM »

Perhaps the A6M. And that's the very reason for it's demise during the war - Air combat was rarely about dogfighting at all.
Ki-43 is said to be significantly more maneuverable than the A6M, though lighter built, shorter ranged and with less fire power.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2009, 05:27:38 AM »

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ROFL! ROFL! brilliant!
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2009, 08:58:15 AM »

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