View Poll Results: Best long Range Fighter (over a 1,000 miles) of the 1940's

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  • P-47N

    6 6.00%
  • P-51D

    47 47.00%
  • P-51H

    7 7.00%
  • Spitfire Mk V

    2 2.00%
  • Ta-152

    9 9.00%
  • F8F Bearcat

    4 4.00%
  • Hawker Sea Fury

    0 0%
  • F7F Tigercat

    3 3.00%
  • F4U-5

    3 3.00%
  • A6M Zero

    3 3.00%
  • Nakajima Ki-84 Frank

    1 1.00%
  • Kawanishi N1K-J George

    0 0%
  • P-38L

    8 8.00%
  • P-61 Black Widow

    1 1.00%
  • de Havilland Mosquito

    9 9.00%
  • Hawker Tempest

    5 5.00%
  • F6F Hellcat

    0 0%
  • P-63 Kingcobra

    0 0%
  • P-40N

    0 0%
  • Lavochkin La-9

    0 0%
  • Yak-9DD

    1 1.00%
  • Bf 110

    2 2.00%
  • Fiat G.55

    1 1.00%
  • Spitfire Mk XXII

    0 0%
  • Spitfire Mk VIII

    1 1.00%
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Thread: Best Long Range Fighter of WWII

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    Senior Member Soundbreaker Welch?'s Avatar
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    Best Long Range Fighter of the 1940's. (Over a 1,000 miles)

    I'll try to really stick with the 1,000 mile radius and more. It's a multiple choice poll, so if somebody really can't decide with 1 you can always vote for 2!

    A thanks to the Moderators for adding the Spitfire Mk VIII to the poll at my request.



    Do any of the moderators on here want to add the P-47D to the list? Even though it had trouble getting to Berlin, later on when they added drop tanks it improved it's range to 1,800 miles. Even though I have the P-47N on the list, some may want to vote for the P-47D instead with it's larger combat use in the European Theater in WWII.

    Sorry, but this poll increased my knowledge of how far aircraft could go. When I started the poll, I was thinking the P-51D and P-47N, with the P-38 lagging behind in popular opinion. (Actually the P-38 is lagging behind. )

    The Ta-152 has caused an upset in the voting.

    Oh, and by the way. If somebody knows of a Bf 109 or FW 190 variant that could go over a 1,000 miles then you can add it in too. But I don't think there ever was.
    Last edited by Soundbreaker Welch?; 05-08-2007 at 05:17 PM.
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    In that case I have to go with the P-51D. I am not a fan of the P-51D but she had the best range for the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet View Post
    In that case I have to go with the P-51D. I am not a fan of the P-51D but she had the best range for the job.
    agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet View Post
    In that case I have to go with the P-51D. I am not a fan of the P-51D but she had the best range for the job.
    Hands down the best when taking in the "big picture".

    I am not a big fan of the P-51 either b/c of all the P-51 nuthuggers around but I have to give the devil his due......long range fighter.....best ever was the P-51.


    Don't all you P-51 nuthuggers think that this means I like the P-51.....

    (runner up would be the P-3



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    Yep, P-51D for me too...


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    Silly me, but while deciding this poll I have a problem.

    What would you say was the better long range fighter, P-51D or P-51H?

    Should I have both together or seperatly or not at all?
    "His motor's conked out!"
    "What's the differance, they're all Nazis!"
    "Luke, shut up!"
    "Fear the hook!"
    "Oh.....I wanna fly."
    "You mean the kind that go under water and fly up the stairs?"
    "What you doing? Oh Nooooo!"

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    P-51H was built for high alltitude purposes and was not used in WW2.


    fly boy:"isnt that the first jet bomber becasue i have flown one in a flight sim before and i know how it handles"

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    Well, I know but it still had the range. And I actually am including aircraft that were being built and designed during WWII too.
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    "What's the differance, they're all Nazis!"
    "Luke, shut up!"
    "Fear the hook!"
    "Oh.....I wanna fly."
    "You mean the kind that go under water and fly up the stairs?"
    "What you doing? Oh Nooooo!"

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    Add every variant and plane u can think of, cause others will want to vote on it....



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    P-47N
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    RATS!

    Too late I saw the XP-P-47J had a range of 1,070 miles! I should have added it!

    Oh well, it was only a prototype. At least for the Spitfire XXII over 200 of it were built.

    I did realize that a few later versions of the Spitfire IX could go over 1,000 miles but it was said it hurt it's manuverability, a vital thing for a Spitfire. Meanwhile the Spitfire XIV couldn't go a 1,000 miles with guns on it's wings, only if it flew as a photo reconnaissance version. So thats why I added the last variant of Spitfire to compensate this difficulty, since it had a huge range.

    Just wondering, since there may be mad experts about this, was there ever a Bf 109 that could go over 1,000 miles?

    I couldn't find a thing.

    Did I miss anything else?
    Last edited by Soundbreaker Welch?; 04-30-2007 at 08:16 PM.
    "His motor's conked out!"
    "What's the differance, they're all Nazis!"
    "Luke, shut up!"
    "Fear the hook!"
    "Oh.....I wanna fly."
    "You mean the kind that go under water and fly up the stairs?"
    "What you doing? Oh Nooooo!"

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    Spitfire fans kill me.

    I went over the variants of the Spitfire and found out this: That the Spitfire Mk VIII could travel over a 1,000 miles! The Spitfire VIII was better than the Spitfire V!


    I'm wondering if I should start a new poll. Or.

    CAN ONE OF YOU MODS PLEASE ADD SPITFIRE Mk VIII TO THE POLL??????????? PLEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE.

    Nobody has voted much anyway except Jank, who loves the P-47 anyway.


    LOL! I'm so ranting.

    And by the way, I have gained a new respect for the Ta-152. It's almost the only fighter the Germans had with such range, and good performance to boot. The 110 was a poor performer compared to what the Allies had.
    Last edited by Soundbreaker Welch?; 05-01-2007 at 03:52 AM.
    "His motor's conked out!"
    "What's the differance, they're all Nazis!"
    "Luke, shut up!"
    "Fear the hook!"
    "Oh.....I wanna fly."
    "You mean the kind that go under water and fly up the stairs?"
    "What you doing? Oh Nooooo!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAdlerIstGelandet View Post
    In that case I have to go with the P-51D. I am not a fan of the P-51D but she had the best range for the job.
    Agreed. I voted for it, but I still like the P-47 better.

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    Hmm.

    Best long range escort fighter. I vote P-51D.
    Best Long range don't mess with me fighter. I vote P-47D.

    But if my life depended on it. I'd fly the Spitfire Mk.VIII.

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    as unoriginal as it is to answer, the P-51D is the best there was end of story.


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