Originally Posted by George
Not to mention WWII.....ummm what WWI Carriers?
HMS Furious: "On 19 July 1918, she launched a historic air strike that destroyed two enemy airships and their support facilities at Tondern, in northern Germany. A month earlier, in another historic incident, she had used both anti-aircraft guns and fighter aircraft to thwart an attack by German seaplanes." http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/s...-f/furis-6.htm
Actually, I meant to say WWII, but since you asked, I thought I would educate you.
Originally Posted by wolfen
Yea they were, but back then (1) they didn't know any better, (2) anything before the Essex class couldn't handle multi engine aircraft on a regular basis, (3) single engine aircraft were easier and faster to produce in WW2 (4) Those pilots had bigger kahonas than ANY modern pilot.
Oh btw I'll put the turning ability of a P51D with a Merlin engine up against ANY modern aircraft , but for stealth against modern aircraft radar, I'll take a Gloucester Gladiator, which doesn't exactly bounce a signal on conventional radar
Realistically, doesn't matter whether than can turn, go fast, or fight. Since we are looking for the sexist aircraft, we may have to look at nose art?