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18 hours ago, LP1888 said:

Bearcat was pretty much what an hellcat with an bubble canopy would look like lol agreed thou prefer razor backs myself two 

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Bearcat was closer to a shipborne Fw-190 than an F6F if we’re doing comparo’s.

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1 hour ago, Arthur-A said:

Olive drab and razorback is the best looking combo for P-47s and P-51s(in my opinion)!

P-47 razorback with it's split windshield reminds me of cars of late 30s - early 40s. Looks badass!

Yep, Razorback cockpit is my favorite though visibility is pretty poor.

 

Th ballistic glass and the overall layout just makes it look interesting. I was working on a 3d model of one but it's on hold for the time being, need more time/knowledge before I complete it.

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I am glad that wing of liberty is empty now, their planeset suck most of the time, only planes from the first two games and If I have all the add-ons I want to use them, I like that people moved from that server.

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32 minutes ago, SJ_Butcher said:

I am glad that wing of liberty is empty now, their planeset suck most of the time, only planes from the first two games and If I have all the add-ons I want to use them, I like that people moved from that server.

Idk. I think we.d be better with all servers.  I do admit other servers have been friendlier than WoL where Ive meet some really cool people and met some really bizarre jerks/people wanting to talk S about me there over stuff on the forum (LOL) 

Tis the nature of the internet

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12 hours ago, -=PHX=-SuperEtendard said:


Yeah looks like the sliding section was a single piece in the prototype.

 

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Cant decide if that’s beautiful or hideous. 

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1 hour ago, Royal_Flight said:

 

Cant decide if that’s beautiful or hideous. 

You may not like it, but this is what peak aerodynamic performance looks like. Actually, the tail should be a bit shorter: mate this with a MiG-3 and you have perfection.

 

Personally, I really love the 190 prototypes. The crazy geared intake thing on the nose would have been amazing if it worked properly.

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1 hour ago, Royal_Flight said:

 

Cant decide if that’s beautiful or hideous. 

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

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2 minutes ago, Frenchy56 said:

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

 

I don't know - a big beauty 2000hp double wasp radial is pretty sweet looking to me.

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35 minutes ago, Frenchy56 said:

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

 

The A6M takes great exception to this.

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7 minutes ago, BlitzPig_EL said:

 

The A6M takes great exception to this.

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Absolutely

 

 

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2 hours ago, Frenchy56 said:

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

 Bite your tongue!

 

Signed,

 

an Fw Driver

 

:)

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7 hours ago, Royal_Flight said:

 

Cant decide if that’s beautiful or hideous. 

The Tempest tried a similar duct spinner.

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7 hours ago, Frenchy56 said:

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

 

Tempest II looks better than the Tempest V - pity it was not ready during the war.

 

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It's evolution resulted in the Sea Fury and she is lovely indeed. I have yet to see one fly but am hoping to next year as I will be attending the Duxford show.

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9 hours ago, Frenchy56 said:

radial engines never really made flattering shapes.

 

Most radial powered WW2 aircraft look better in my eyes than their inline powered counterparts.

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Ki-61 II 

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Ki-100

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The Ki-61 II looks good with the inline and bubble canopy 

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On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 5:15 AM, II/JG17_HerrMurf said:

It's evolution resulted in the Sea Fury and she is lovely indeed. I have yet to see one fly but am hoping to next year as I will be attending the Duxford show.

You're in for a treat HerrMurf.

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I gotta say radial engines look good to me?

Yeah inlimes have nice lines to but the 190 and the F4U always looked good to me.

Bearcats, zeros, and A1 Skyraiders too.

Also just knowing the benefits and my preference to using the radial engines in game has swayed my opinion too.  Its so much easier to deal with cowl flaps and thats it. 

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190 with ducted spinner looks rather ‘30s sci-fi. Very advanced aircraft at inception,  even if the teething troubles took a while to rectify.

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On 4/20/2019 at 4:50 PM, EAF19_Marsh said:

190 with ducted spinner looks rather ‘30s sci-fi.

 

On that note, the Macchi C.202 wouldn't look out of place in a Dieselpunk type pulp magazine. Heck, I probably wouldn't question it if it popped up in that new Wolfenstein game either.

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On 4/22/2019 at 4:48 AM, MarderIV said:

 

On that note, the Macchi C.202 wouldn't look out of place in a Dieselpunk type pulp magazine. Heck, I probably wouldn't question it if it popped up in that new Wolfenstein game either.

That cockpit has got SOO much stuff jammed into it. Jeesh :)

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