OK, then what's the PRETTIEST military aircraft (non-Viper)

Military aircraft - Post cold war aircraft, including for example B-2, Gripen, F-18E/F Super Hornet, Rafale, and Typhoon.
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Unread post05 Sep 2016, 16:26

I know it's a prop, but MiG-31 Firefox.

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Unread post06 Sep 2016, 15:45

For bombers, I'm hard pressed to find an airplane more elegant than the B-47:
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For fighters, I think the Dassault Rafale has some of the sexiest curves around:
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Unread post06 Sep 2016, 18:47

durahawk wrote:For bombers, I'm hard pressed to find an airplane more elegant than the B-47:
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You're not looking very hard :) :

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I've always liked the lines of the T-38:

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Still king though IMO:

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Unread post19 Sep 2016, 04:52

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There was always something appealing to me about the F-104. Stealth is the future, the F-104 to me always looked like it came from the future.
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Unread post19 Sep 2016, 07:59

Special paint schemes for the Italian F-104S Starfighters. These are pretty aircraft.
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Unread post19 Sep 2016, 09:29

All beautiful birds, but my vote is for the Avro Vulcan. I've been in love with her since I first saw the movie "Thunderball", when I was 6 years old. Like the flying wing an accidental stealth bomber years ahead of it's time.

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Unread post21 Sep 2016, 06:44

I love the paint schemes from the 1950's and 1960's.
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Unread post21 Mar 2017, 14:56

uclass wrote:I know it's a prop, but MiG-31 Firefox.

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I always thought Firefox was an ugly bird. Mean looking yes, pretty no. But to each his own.. :)
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Unread post20 Apr 2017, 16:50

mixelflick wrote:
uclass wrote:I know it's a prop, but MiG-31 Firefox.

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I always thought Firefox was an ugly bird. Mean looking yes, pretty no. But to each his own.. :)


I preferred the F-19.

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Unread post22 Apr 2017, 15:41

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May not be the prettiest, but probably the baddest.
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f-16adf wrote:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/31/74/c7/3174c76b1613d2cdcd9f95ffe3ae5bae.jpg


May not be the prettiest, but probably the baddest.

That was a friggin warplane. It looked like it would beat you down, kick sand in your eye, take your lunch money, then take your girl. Just a big honkin brute.
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Unread post23 Apr 2017, 13:31

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:
f-16adf wrote:https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/31/74/c7/3174c76b1613d2cdcd9f95ffe3ae5bae.jpg


May not be the prettiest, but probably the baddest.

That was a friggin warplane. It looked like it would beat you down, kick sand in your eye, take your lunch money, then take your girl. Just a big honkin brute.

It's the intakes and dorsal fuel tanks. It makes it look like a body builder with massive shoulders and a bull neck.
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Unread post01 Jun 2017, 16:31

The "F-19" pictured here was hardly the only one! Testor's had a model in the late 80's of the "F-19" Stealth Fighter. Was pretty bad a$$ too. Can someone post a picture?

I bought/made one... :)
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Unread post01 Jun 2017, 17:36

mixelflick wrote:The "F-19" pictured here was hardly the only one! Testor's had a model in the late 80's of the "F-19" Stealth Fighter. Was pretty bad a$$ too. Can someone post a picture?

I bought/made one... :)


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