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Which aircraft looks most like a warplane?

Old 26th Nov 2016, 16:58
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Which aircraft looks most like a warplane?

I've got my own views on this, unexpectedly.....but I wondered what others think.

For example, a P-8 looks like a 737- and that's not a warplane!

Some aircraft look evil, like the AH-64 for example- but we'll not count helos.

Which is the type that LOOKS most built to fight only?
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:14
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Hmm. A Skyraider loaded with the 60s equivalent of 'shake n' bake' certainly doesn't hide its intent. Nor does its spiritual successor, the A - 10. And the H.P. Victor looks like something that would appear on any self respecting super villain's wish list, too.

That's my (off the cuff) two penneth.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:21
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Lightning, Phantom, Buccaneer and Harrier must be major contenders.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:29
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Victor with a Blue Streak strapped underneath looks pretty warlike.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:31
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A10/ SU25 are pretty unambiguous in their intent.
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I saw a MiG-21 landing recently, and there was little doubt what it had been built for....
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:46
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Pulse: A Victor with a Blue Streak strapped underneath looks pretty impossible. You mean Blue Steel, of course.
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US Air Force C-21A, Learjet 35A, original Learjet 23 based on Swiss P-16. Looks military with wing tip tanks.
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F4M with 4xAIM4, 3xAIM7, 2x3x1000lb, SUU23 and strike camera.

Buccanner with 12x1000lb external and more bad news in the bomb bay.

B52 with 24x750 external and another 48x500 internal
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 18:15
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I never flew it so I'm not biased but I think a tooled up Tornado GR1 in its Gulf War days looked pretty evil. It's what convinced me of my chosen career path.

A B1-B would give it a run for its money though.

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Old 26th Nov 2016, 18:24
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Originally Posted by pulse1 View Post
Victor with a Blue Streak strapped underneath looks pretty warlike.

If you mean Blue Steel, certainly gets my vote.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 18:32
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Best start at the beginning
Vickers FB.5 (Gunbus) Scout Biplane Aircraft (1915)
No mistaking its intent with the gunner at the front
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The very first time I saw a Victor , it was a 214 sqn BK1a at Marham taxying toward me in the ATC section Land Rover and we cleared the southern taxyway on the dispersal just to the right approaching the Tower. Even though it was a tanker, it still looked absolutely fabulous.
I had a couple of years of almost nothing but Victors and the impression never diminished.
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Blue Steel of course. Well it was along time ago!
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 19:12
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The F-4, end of story.


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Old 26th Nov 2016, 19:13
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A7, something that odd looking just had to be bad news for the enemy.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 19:27
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a weathered, oilstreaked, tooled up SUKHOI 17,20,22 would get my vote.
if the outer wings are in forward sweep even better.

proper ugly...in a nice way.

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A rough, and I mean battered Lancaster with those lead and soot trails.
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Backfire looks pretty impressive. But an F-4 in fighting trim or a Bucc with a bucket of sunshine says it all.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 22:43
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Me. 262 , clearly a warplane but with elegance to match functionality.
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