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 post02 Jun 2017, 07:13

The F-35 (no not that one, this one)
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The looks of it has a special place in my heart. Chatted with the chief designer a few times before he passed away, he made quite a few good stories about the development and design.
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Unread post29 Jun 2017, 19:28

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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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That's it! I was hot on that when I heard there was a model, saved all my paper route money and built it. Jet black finish, believe it came with your choice of 2 LGB's or Maverick missiles. I opted for the Maverick's :)
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Unread post29 Jun 2017, 21:46

Wow, the F-19!!!!!

I think that was probably around 1986ish??? I liked it, but never built it. That pic brings back memories though-
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Unread post29 Jun 2017, 22:12

SpudmanWP wrote:
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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Ha, that brings back memories of playing this game a lot while skipping school. :twisted:

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Unread post29 Jun 2017, 23:06

So slim and neat...
A-5 Vigilante
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Unread post29 Jul 2017, 22:54

botsing wrote:
SpudmanWP wrote:
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... :)


Testor


Ha, that brings back memories of playing this game a lot while skipping school. :twisted:

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Never knew there was a game! But man, that Testor's model. I was convinced they nailed it! It's still an enticing design IMO, though I have no idea if it would have ever flown, LOL
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Unread post06 Aug 2017, 04:36

One is slow the other is fast

I don't know what it was about the A-6 but it always looked good to me.
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Unread post09 Aug 2018, 01:59

Not my favorite, but kind of cool
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Unread post28 Aug 2018, 20:03

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The YF-23A was the sleekest, most futuristic fighter ever made IMO. It looked meaner and faster than an F-14, and that's really saying something. It was as fast or faster vs. anything else flying, had better stealth and room to grow. The legs on it (including supercruise) would have been phenomenal, even with the two prototype engines it was flying with.... in 1990!!!

They say much of this made it into the F-22. You can certainly see that in its reported super-cruise numbers (mach 1.5 spec, 1.8 in reported operational service). But on sheer looks alone, it's hard to beat the black widow. I hope the rumors are true that its still flying, in one form or another..
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Unread post29 Aug 2018, 00:39

Beautiful beast
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Unread post29 Sep 2018, 17:36

Can't beat the Berkut :

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I saw it once in the news as a teenager, and fell in love immediately ; I didn't have the internet back then, and most books about planes I could find back then were rather old and didn't have any info about it, but I was gradually able to find more and more data about the plane, and now it is, every now and then, my computer's background screen.
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Unread post29 Sep 2018, 19:17

Why not Foxhound? :D
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 18:30

......The YF-17 Cobra. Truly a beautiful/remarkable jet.
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 18:47

The F-15K sans CFT’s (and paint) :inlove:
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 22:53

^ Nice!
Bringing BLAST since 2004...(In my opinion)
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