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  1. #1
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    The most beautiful jet fighter ever made





    USAF career advantages:

    1. We send our officers to the fight.
    2. The airfield is an ultra high value asset, so it is very well protected as are you by being there; also, it can't sink and, therefore, you can't be lost at sea or drown.
    3. Your part in it does maximum damage to the enemy for your effort - many tons of precision targeted munitions worth; it can also save our ground troops from harm.
    4. You work with (mostly) smart people.
    5. Your housing and meals are typically very good.
    6. Military jet airplanes are just cool.

    Also:


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    Ummmm mm, no! F4 Phantom, F14 Tomcat. Nuff said.

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    F4U Corsair
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyDSlagle View Post
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    +1, but technically not a jet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr wogz View Post
    +1, but technically not a jet!
    DOH! I didn't see the "Jet" My bad.

    In that case, the Grumman F9F Panther. Close second or maybe a tie would be the F4 Phantom.
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    I disagree (politely)
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    I have always liked the F15 . . .
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    Respectfully, you all have it wrong. Do not feel bad- the Air Force might have gotten it wrong too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    I have always liked the F15 . . .
    Hard to go wrong with the F15. The best kill ratio of any fighter ever.
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    Its all about the close air support

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    They are all beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner View Post
    Its all about the close air support

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    I can't say much since I missed the "jet", but that is an attack plane. Hence the "A". But yeah, a sexy beast. They used to be stationed at nearby England Air Base. And the " Brrrrrrtt" was a common childhood sound for me since the range they practiced on was a few miles from where I grew up and I didn't move far away so I still see em flying around on occasion.
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    THIS--is what a jet fighter is supposed to look like---Click image for larger version. 

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    Now THIS is a good looking jet:

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    yes, I know, many will flame for for it being from the wrong side, but it is one sexy bird!
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    I like this one, not really a fighter. It's a trainer, but it looks cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyDSlagle View Post

    In that case, the Grumman F9F Panther.
    All of the Grumman cats were great looking birds! especially the F11F; it looked fast just sitting there, even more so the F11F-1F Super Tiger with the J79.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauskycop View Post
    I disagree (politely)
    Undisputed !!! C'mon guys.

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    Sorry but I gotta say F-100, everything else was just following........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauskycop View Post
    I disagree (politely)
    Yep. I have to go with the "missile with a man in it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowpuller View Post
    Sorry but I gotta say F-100, everything else was just following........

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    Mo' Betta! Starfighter with ZELL system

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    YF-12.



    OK, so for fighters that became operational, I like the F-16. Converted one to fly , among other jet kits.
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    I have always liked the F-111. I remember them from when I was a kid. Not strictly a fighter though. Retired them a few years back
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    Fuel dump-and-burn was always a great thing to see at the airshows:
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    That history probably accounts for my current favourite aircraft being the B-1 Lancer!


    I also quite like the L-39 Albatros, but only because I managed to do some aerobatics (on the stick) in one a while back
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Now THIS is a good looking jet:

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    yes, I know, many will flame for for it being from the wrong side, but it is one sexy bird!
    Naw... that's a close second... Here's a Sexy bird!!!

    I can't seem to find any outstanding photos of it in anything other than the unpainted prototype. So, you'll have to live with this.





    To my eyes, it looks like a cross between a F-15, a F-111, and a B-1...

    On our side, I'm very partial to the F-111E (no odd looking pod hanging down from the weapons bay like you get on the F model).
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    F-5g or F-20 by Northop
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    Wow! This is a hard one to nail down to a singular jet fighter for me, though my little brother would probably agree with the OP as he was an F-16 Crew Chief when he was in the USAF. I never worked on fighters, I was a B-52H and B-2A Crew Chief when I was serving. From our own military some of my fav's have always been the F-86, any of the "Century Series" - F100, F101, F102, F104, F105, F106; the venerable F4, and the Navy's F14. Not picking "sides" I also like the Russian SU27 and the Mig21, the British Panavia Tornado and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krislhull View Post
    Now THIS is a good looking jet:

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    yes, I know, many will flame for for it being from the wrong side, but it is one sexy bird!
    SU 27 or is it a Su 35? Hard to tell as the 35 was an update of the 27. Good looking and very capable fighter right there.
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    I believe that's the 35. The SU27 has side-by-side cockpit seating so the nose is a little wider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TangoJuliet View Post
    I believe that's the 35. The SU27 has side-by-side cockpit seating so the nose is a little wider.
    There's a number of variants of the SU27, some with side by side seating, others with the more traditional "in line" seating arrangement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zauskycop View Post
    I disagree (politely)
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    Well, it's in the works! Trying to improve the old Centuri Fighter Fleet series.
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    Off-topic: Chris, do you have a system for cutting scoop tubes to mount at an angle like that? As in, how to generate the cutting template?


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