About Worst Fighter Aircraft
|March 2nd, 2004||#1|
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Worst Fighter Aircraft info
Messershmitt Me163 Komet- The fist and only operational Rocket-Fighter. The rocket engine used a mixture of highly reactive chimiacls causing many fires and explosions. Thje Aircraft had no landing gear and had a special cart to take of from....the shock of landing with no gear(like a glider) somtimes caused the remaining chimicals to ignite. 370 Komets were built, but they managed to shoot down only about 10 allied aircraft.
MXY 7 "Baka"/"Cherry Blossom"- This was a specelized Kamikazi plane built by the Japanese. It had a rocket engine and was to be sent of a bomber. Acctually it did its job very well, but the concept is insane.....
Macchi M.C 200-WWII italian desighn. Just so outdated with light armament and an open cockpit...
Fierey Battle-This was acctually a good plane when it appeard in 1937, but by 1940 this UK fighter was hoplesly outdated.It was slow lightly armed and weak engined compard with the German fighters.
Couldent really find any horrible ones....know any?
|March 2nd, 2004||#2|
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Would not call the Fairy Battle a fighter, as it was designed from outset as an ground attack aircraft.
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|March 3rd, 2004||#5|
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worse than the worse info
The german experimental Natter rocket craft was by no doubt, the most suicidal operational fighter ever conceived. This liquid rocket powered craft actual had a stubby winged tubular body with 24 rockets mounted in the nose, and was intended to fly to and shoot down U.S. bombers. What often happened was that the ship would uncontrollably veer off course, explode or worse, nose into the ground. Only a very few were built.
If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to do so from the neck up instead of from the neck down. General James H. Doolittle, USAAF
|March 5th, 2004||#6|
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Okay I was wrong info
There is something worse than a Natter...i did not know this, but there was a human guided version of the V-1 buzz bomb. man, how did you convince anyone to crawl into one of those?
|March 13th, 2004||#9|
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Hi No Mercy:
Im sorry, as the son of a Phantom II maintainer, I just got to say something in defense of the old plane:
1. All planes have advantages and disadvantages. In its day, the Phantom II was a mach 2 fighter of good excellence. It took lots of punishment, carried more bombs than a WWII B-17, and because it had two burners, often got back home more times than not. Sure, that hughes fire control system was a nightmare to fix and keep running; thats why most of its kills was made with side winder type IR missles or the gun, or in the case of one F-4 in viet nam, by dumping his whole 500 pound bomb load on the unsuspecting plane below. One thing the air force learned early in the Viet nam conflict; you did not try to dog fight with this aircraft. Of course, often or not, you could jump some one very efficently my geting the high ground and diving on your opponent; that aircrafts weight allowed it to accelerate very quickly going down the gravity well.
2. The Israelis learned quickly that the F-4 wasnt suitable for dogfighting with some of the newer russian and french fighters, so they regulated it to a ground support role of removing targets. They found by extending the flaps, and cranking both engines to almost full non afterburner power, what they had was a rock steady gun and rocket platform that was devastating against ground targets.
3, I was sad to see the last of the Phantom Long noses go. My father spent a good portion of his life on the flight fixing and repairing them at night so the pilot could have something to fly the next morning. Me and my brothers and sisters often spent evenings at his work when we were little, listening to his avionic and weapons crews cursing and yelling at night in the back shops to get the systems up the next day.
Sorry i know you have an opinion...but i just couldnt let that one go by. Nothing personal
|March 13th, 2004||#10|
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Re: worst info
Would not call the new radars the German F-4F+ Phantom II ICE and Japanese F-4EJ 'Kai' Phantom II got is outdated. The Israelis have also upgraded the Turkish Phantoms with their latest Elta radar.
And for WVR fights, use the Phantoms strenght, brute force. Boom and Zoom your oponent. Worked very well against Vietnamese and Arab Mig's.