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Might be a fun marketplace offering to accompany each new World Update.

UK nominations.
1) The Blackburn Botha. A reconnaissance plane whose cockpit provided horrible visibility.

2) The Brewster Buffalo. Ugly fodder for Japanese Zeros.

3) The Fairy Battle. The Germans shot down a 100 of these in a single week.

 

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2 hours ago, Fielder said:

2) The Brewster Buffalo. Ugly fodder for Japanese Zeros.

Unfair!😶 The RAF may have flown it, but it's a US ordered, designed and built aircraft.😛

 

A better offering (and in the spirit of Asobo often giving us planes with limited production runs), I submit the Supermarine Nighthawk. From the company that gave us the Spitfire came this brute in WWI, which took an hour to reach 10000 feet, it was that low on power! Only one built, unsurprisingly.

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2 hours ago, 109Sqn said:

 

Supermarine_P.B.31E_Nighthawk.jpg

 

 

At first I thought you made that picture with photoshop! 🤣

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6 hours ago, 109Sqn said:

Unfair!😶 The RAF may have flown it, but it's a US ordered, designed and built aircraft.

I submit the Supermarine Nighthawk. From the company that gave us the Spitfire came this brute in WWI, which took an hour to reach 10000 feet, it was that low on power! Only one built, unsurprisingly.

 

 

Interesting story worth a read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Nighthawk 

Applied aerodynamics was in its infancy. They were imaginative enough to try even fancy designs then They abandon it just because they found a more efficient way to destroy the Zeppelin she was meant to shoot down not because she was sluggish to climb.

 

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Well, we should be grateful it is not just another flying boat.  Although it was a near miss going for a short Brothers design - they did loads. 

Although I would make an exception for the Short Sunderland flying boat.  A classic, and I went onboard the one at the Hendon Museum recently.  I could have quite happily made my home on it!  :biggrin:


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3 hours ago, Fielder said:

At first I thought you made that picture with photoshop! 🤣

It does look like one of those terrible AI-generated images!😄

 

45 minutes ago, bobcat999 said:

Although I would make an exception for the Short Sunderland flying boat.

Absolutely. The Boeing Clipper may get all the glamour love but the Sunderland is by far my favourite of the two.

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5 hours ago, Fielder said:

At first I thought you made that picture with photoshop! 🤣

At some stage they must have realized that putting more wings on it would not make it fly any better! Wings probably weigh as much as the fuselage and motors.


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I can only imagine what joy it must've been to control this thing in pitch... 😉

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My preference would go to the Fleet Shadower, noiseless and carrier-borne. That it is pretty ugly is of no importance as it was designed for night patrol.  Imagine the challenge  flying at night at 38 knots and not to fall asleep 😴 

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12 hours ago, 109Sqn said:

From the company that gave us the Spitfire came this brute in WWI, which took an hour to reach 10000 feet

AKA the spiritual predecessor of the A340-300.

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Or why not a Japanese Zero? This was clearly the worst plane ever made, it´s only task was getting the cockpit canopy sealed with screws and bolts to prevent the pilot from escaping and crash it on purpose "for honour". Literally the same as these manned torpedos but as flying version.

And this quadruple-decker looks awesome! It´s stall speed was probably 20 knots.

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40 minutes ago, JetCat said:

Or why not a Japanese Zero? This was clearly the worst plane ever made, it´s only task was getting the cockpit canopy sealed with screws and bolts to prevent the pilot from escaping and crash it on purpose "for honour".

Not sure if you're serious. You do realize that only a small fraction of Zeros were used in Kamikaze operations?

"The Zero is considered to have been the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world when it was introduced early in World War II, combining excellent maneuverability and very long range."

"In early combat operations, the Zero gained a reputation as a dogfighter, achieving an outstanding kill ratio of 12 to 1."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_A6M_Zero

Clearly the worst plane ever made? 

 

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