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wayoflife
11-14-2012, 07:29 PM
For those of you who are into old warbirds like me, which would you prefer to fly?

A P-51 Mustang
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Corsair F4U
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Please let us know what your vote would be on our poll :cool:

JKRay
11-14-2012, 07:45 PM
Oh I would have to say the Mustang!! Love it!

wayoflife
11-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Oh I would have to say the Mustang!! Love it!

please add your vote to the poll :thumb:

piginajeep
11-14-2012, 07:50 PM
I don't know much about either. The mustangs faster right?

BrandonDetrick
11-14-2012, 07:51 PM
P 51 mustang !!!

Linebacker
11-14-2012, 07:54 PM
Great thread! This is a tough call, but I've always felt the Mustang was slightly more pleasing to the eye, and maybe a little bit faster than the Corsair. I wouldn't kick either one out of my garage/hanger.:thumb:

OK, I just voted.

wayoflife
11-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Actually, depending on the model you're talking about, the Corsair has the Mustang in terms of top speed. :cool:

P-51D Mustang
Maximum Speed: 437 mph

Corsair F4U-4
Maximum Speed: 453 mph

JKRay
11-14-2012, 08:05 PM
please add your vote to the poll :thumb:

Voted! Didn't even see the Poll with my phone. Haha

Markymark420
11-14-2012, 08:06 PM
Corsair to fly, but if I was ground crew I would prefer the Mustang. I would imagine that the Merlin engine would be far easier to work on than the Double-Wasp in the F4U.

Nonetheless,I always have been partial to the P38 Lightning myself.

wayoflife
11-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Voted! Didn't even see the Poll with my phone. Haha

right on!! :thumb:


Corsair to fly, but if I was ground crew I would prefer the Mustang. I would imagine that the Merlin engine would be far easier to work on than the Double-Wasp in the F4U.

Nonetheless,I always have been partial to the P38 Lightning myself.

LOL!! now that's a totally different ball of wax :crazyeyes:

JKAnimal
11-14-2012, 08:12 PM
please add your vote to the poll :thumb:

Lol I didn't notice either. I was too focused on the cool planes!

It's the Mustang for me! I've always loved the way they look and sound! :thumb:

Big-T
11-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Baa Baa Black Sheep ... : ) Corsair F4U-4

Linebacker
11-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Actually, depending on the model you're talking about, the Corsair has the Mustang in terms of top speed. :cool:

P-51D Mustang
Maximum Speed: 437 mph

Corsair F4U-4
Maximum Speed: 453 mph

Oh,oh, stepped on it again.:blush::blush:

Markymark420
11-14-2012, 10:58 PM
Oh,oh, stepped on it again.:blush::blush:

Actually, if it makes you feel better, you're partially right.
I would guess that the mustang would have the advantage in most performance categories due due to a lighter airframe.
All carrier based aircraft are inherently heavier to handle the stress of short take offs and landings.

wayoflife
11-14-2012, 11:09 PM
Baa Baa Black Sheep ... : ) Corsair F4U-4

oh yeah, loved that show :thumb:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQCYG0C89uk

mcpuck
11-15-2012, 02:26 AM
My vote was for the P-51 Mustang because I like the way they sound.

V1rotate
11-15-2012, 02:27 AM
Between the two the Mustang wins my vote hands down its a pilots airplane. There is however a reason Dick Bong had more kills in WWII than any other pilot and it's not just because the P-38 looks fast on the ground.

Linebacker
11-15-2012, 03:04 AM
Between the two the Mustang wins my vote hands down its a pilots airplane. There is however a reason Dick Bong had more kills in WWII than any other pilot and it's not just because the P-38 looks fast on the ground.

I love the P-38, but I understand because it was primarily built for the warmer Pacific theatre it didn't have a cockpit heater when introduced in Europe. My 1948 CJ-2A didn't either. Brrrrrhh!!

BONDSY
11-15-2012, 03:54 AM
I'd have to say P-51 for sure.

Robar
11-15-2012, 04:01 AM
Corsair F4U. Watch that fly on "Baa Baa Black Sheep" every week growing up. Even had a model air plane of a Corsair F4U.

highoctane
11-15-2012, 04:38 AM
I voted Corsair, because that Double-Wasp engine sounds PHENOMENAL!

Indefatigable
11-15-2012, 05:41 AM
Between the two the Mustang wins my vote hands down its a pilots airplane. There is however a reason Dick Bong had more kills in WWII than any other pilot and it's not just because the P-38 looks fast on the ground.

Top US pilot maybe. But most good Allied pilots were rotated home to train the next batch before they got killed or racked up too many kills and became a target and bad PR when they died in combat.

The Germans were the top WWII pilots. But they fought until they were killed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_flying_aces

April 1944 the Messerschmitt ME262 was introduced for combat and everything else seemed slow.
559MPH

It was like nothing else.

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Markymark420
11-15-2012, 07:22 AM
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Chino airport

Jersey_Devil
11-15-2012, 05:16 PM
For those of you who are into old warbirds like me, which would you prefer to fly?

A P-51 Mustang
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Corsair F4U
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Please let us know what your vote would be on our poll :cool:

Mustang!
Check out this tj painted for our troops like the Mustang.... Even has the pin up girl

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wayoflife
11-15-2012, 05:20 PM
Mustang!
Check out this tj painted for our troops like the Mustang.... Even has the pin up girl

Actually, that was something painted on P-40 Warhawks that were part of the Flying Tigers - not Mustangs. :cool:

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JKsix
11-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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P-51 delta bar none

highoctane
11-15-2012, 11:34 PM
I LOVE WWII era aircraft. Especially the big bombers. Those old piston pounders are one of the best sounds in the world IMHO. The B-17 Flying Fortress' engines sound insane! I'm a rotor head at heart though so my FAVORITE thing is Korean War era thru Vietnam era piston pounder helicopters, like the Sikorsky S-58/UH-34 helo, that uses a B-17 radial piston engine on it. Sounds insane!