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    Posted: March 24 2009 at 6:31am
Mine is the F4 Phantom
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AC-130
UH-1's
 
Being that I am an ex-U.S. Army Infantry Scout (Recon) (but not a Vietnam Veteran) I truly appreciate any aircractf capable of getting me and others fat out of the fire.
 
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Second for the Phantom....pretty to look at as well.
I have had a couple of rides in the Sikorsky....they were ok, but not Vietnam era!
I have to say the good ol Herc is still pretty good as well...been in one or two of those as well!
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B47 Canberra.
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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I always did like the old Douglas SKYRAIDER(brought out of mothballs for the purpose).
Phantom was so UGLY it was beautiful!(Proof that if you put enough power behind it,a bus can fly!!)
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Thumbs Up Puff the Magic dragon aka Spookey, the C47 gunship!
Guess I'm a sucker for machineguns...
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The C-47 (or DC-3 DAKOTA,as we call 'em) dates back to 1937..& theres STILL quite a few flyin as we speak!
I flew one from the 2nd seat back in my Cadet days.Quite an experience..they are a little "different" to be sure.
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They C-47's helped win WW II for sure 
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A real workhorse-then & now.Carried paratroops in every theatre,towed gliders,towed targets,hauled supplies & dignitaries,& on & on.When the Welland Canal is in its hieght of operation,the Coast Guard flies one along the canal. Lake Ontario to Lake Erie & back.They look for frieghters polluting the waters,missing boaters,(grow ops along the shore ) all kinda stuff.You can hear 'em a ways off...but there is NO mistaking teir sound,to be sure.
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A lot of great planes from that time period.

C-47 "Puff The Magic Dragon"

C-123 Provider

C-130 Hercules

F-100 Super Saber

F-105 Thunderchief

F-4 Phantom

A-4 Skyhawk

F-8 Crusader

AD & A-1 Skyraider

What great bunch of Iron!

 

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I'm surprised no one else went with the "Herkey"
It's the only one still doing active service.Clap
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Was not fun to ride in....but the ride to where you were going was not really supposed to be fun was it....

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I'm not so sure many would consider the F-105 (Thud) Thunderchief a very good platform.(@ least not if ya knew the history behind it)
Now the CF-105 on the other hand(the famous ARROW)..now THAT was a kite!! Tactical aircraft are just NOW reaching her speeds(Mach2+).Considering today's technology wasnt around in her day...think of how much MORE she could've achieved! The U.S. designed the SPARROW missle system for her(Look where THAT went!)Oh man! she held SO much promise...
They installed a monument in Barry's Bay to the Arrow & her Chief test pilot.Everytime the Snowbirds fly in the area they ALWAYS do a pass over the monument in missing man to pay tribute..
WHAT A KITE!!
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Thud was an excellent aircraft
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Originally posted by thresher_593 thresher_593 wrote:

A lot of great planes from that time period.

C-47 "Puff The Magic Dragon"

C-123 Provider

C-130 Hercules

F-100 Super Saber

F-105 Thunderchief

F-4 Phantom

A-4 Skyhawk

F-8 Crusader

AD & A-1 Skyraider

What great bunch of Iron!

 I concurr but would like to ad of course

the last of the P-51's
 
and of course Huey Gunships, becuase well allknow the only way to make a Helo cooler is to make it do barrel roles or give it a sh*t-ton of armament.
 
 
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B-52s anyone? Their still doing service too!Wink

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