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 post17 Jun 2005, 17:41

Obvisouly, you can't say the F-16. I'm talking just about other airplanes that catch your fancy. For me:
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The quintessential fighter. If you had never seen a fighter before, or never seen an F-16, were asked to think of what one would look like, this is likely what you would describe.
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Hands down the sexiest of the new fighters. The F-22 doesn't hold a candle to this baby in aesthetics. I've recently become quite a fan of this bird, just sleek as evAr!.
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 18:20

Sorry, I have to disagree with you mate :). The JAS-39 is very neat and sexy, but my fav. one is this lady.
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 18:24

Ummm....think I'll keep my mouth shut :P
This is a thread to post what you think the prettiest are, no matter how bad your tastes are....who said that? :lol:
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 18:38

OK, maybe you will like this one more :D (ATG/IAI Javelin) :

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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 18:52

Oh gawd!!!....HELL no!
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 18:55

Here you go:
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 19:01

Well, I would pick the JASDF F-2, but seeing that it is considered an F-16, I guess it wouldn't count. So, I'll say that the prettiest non-Viper aircraft would have to be the F-104. It was one of the sleekest fighters ever built, after all, it was once known as: "The missile with a man in it".

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But as far as new generation aircraft are concered, I'll choose the Su-47. By far, it's the only Russian-made fighter I'm a fan of. Although I picked the Su-47 and the F-104, I do think the Gripen, Raptor, and the Typhoon are also sweet looking aircraft. 8)

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You've just gotta love that design.
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 19:38

Su-47 of course
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Unread post17 Jun 2005, 20:19

I think the prettiest fighter is the F-14 Tomcat... (after the F-16 though)

Going way back... the prettiest plane is the Messerchmit BF-109 E
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Unread post18 Jun 2005, 01:51

Well, going waaaaay back, of course there is the Spitfire (Mk IX is my favorite).... then the F-86, and nowadays I'd have to say the Rafelle or Eurofighter, both of those look great too.
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Unread post18 Jun 2005, 08:22

For me, the Rafale.
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Unread post24 Jun 2005, 02:36

I love the Super hornet, just look at the VFA-103 Jolly rogers!!!
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Unread post24 Jun 2005, 02:45

An eastern beauty: I love the MiG-29. Nice and curvy, like a sexy lady. On the western side of things, it's all about the Thud. F-100 being a close 2nd.
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Unread post24 Jun 2005, 04:29

2nd question of the night, you call an aircraft with all these things hangoing out in the airstream pretty... :?

If you ever have an oppurtunity to get a briefing on this aircraft and go up and spend some time with her, you will come to understand how truly un-pretty she is. :twisted:
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Unread post24 Jun 2005, 04:34

agilefalcon16,

I couldn't agree more with your assesment of the Zipper. :thumb:
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