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Jolly Sipper. You have great taste in racing aircraft. The Red One is a DH 88 Comet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_DH.88_Comet

The Blue One is a Caudron C.460

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caudron_C.460

The phot you chose shows modern replicas flying at an airshow (probably in Europe)

As for me, My Favorites are 

1. F-15 Eagle

2. Spad 13

3.  Couzinet 10 Arc-en-Ciel

Here is something about the last.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couzinet_10

I have a weakness for 1930's era French Trimotors.

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11 hours ago, alexis said:

The phot you chose shows modern replicas flying at an airshow (probably in Europe)

Thanks for the Wiki links, Alan! It seems these planes were impressive in both performance and the looks department......

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Favorite planes?  It looks like mine's not much different than anyone else's Lol.

SR-71 Blackbird

P-51 Mustang

F4U Corsair

B-58 Hustler

A-10 Thunderbolt

Spitfire

B-1 Lancer

F4 Phantom

F-86 Sabre

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I know that I am highly likely to be the only one to pick this bird.  I have a little over 1,000 driving this beauty!  Love it or hate it, it was my partner for 9 years!   Our motto, NOKAWTG!  No-one Kicks A$$ Without Tanker Gas.  The longest serving airframe in the USAF and we get no respect!

This Is Your Captain Speaking: Pilot Report: Flying the KC-135A Stratotanker 

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1 hour ago, Pete J. said:

I know that I am highly likely to be the only one to pick this bird.  I have a little over 1,000 driving this beauty!  Love it or hate it, it was my partner for 9 years!   Our motto, NOKAWTG!  No-one Kicks A$$ Without Tanker Gas.  The longest serving airframe in the USAF and we get no respect!

This Is Your Captain Speaking: Pilot Report: Flying the KC-135A Stratotanker

I always thought that the C 130 Hercules and the B 52 had longer service.

greg

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42 minutes ago, GLMFAA1 said:

I always thought that the C 130 Hercules and the B 52 had longer service.

greg

The C-130 and B-52 have both been flying since the mid 50's and are still in service, back then the primary tanker was the KC-97 with its howling brakes, now it is the KC-10 or something later.  Now for my selection: C-130 (any variety) got my "cherry" in my USAF career and have been in love with it ever since - if I win the lottery I am going to buy one and park it in my front yard; second would be the F-4 Phantom (again any variety) worked it at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC, Kunsan AB, ROK, and Shaw AFB, SC; and my third choice is the B-52 (BUFF - Big, Ugly, Fat, well you can figure out the rest) that thing makes the ground move beneath your feet when it is on take-off roll. 

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B17 tops the list, my dad flew co-pilot in WW 2 

F86 was the last he flew in Korea, he's still there somewhere.

F4 Phantom would be third.

F4U Corsair

Ford Tri Motor.

Many more but that is enough for now.

 

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21 hours ago, GLMFAA1 said:

I always thought that the C 130 Hercules and the B 52 had longer service.

greg

I should explain the term longest serving airframe.  The  The B-52 and C 130 as a model have been around longer, but if you look at manufacture dates of active airframes they are all  later than  are earliest models of the KC-135.  The oldest tanker airframe currently in service is tail number 57-1419.  It was delivered to the Air Force in 1957(hence the 57 tail number).  All of the currently active B-52s are H models with delivery dates starting in 1962.  The oldest C-130 was retired last March and it was also delivered in 1962.  This makes the KC-135 the oldest active airframe.  It has had several upgrades but remained an A model until recently when it was re-engine and became an R model which applies to all KC-135s.  Before this upgrade all A models flew the J-57s with water injection.  That is why you will often hear them referred to as water wagons. 

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Okay, I see this as a chance to post up a few of my favorite aircraft builds... I have a lot :)

A1-H Skyraider

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P-51D

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P-47D

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F-86

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EC-121R - my dads squadron out of Korat

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T-6 Texan II

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F-16

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F-4J

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11 hours ago, Pete J. said:

I should explain the term longest serving airframe.  The  The B-52 and C 130 as a model have been around longer, but if you look a manufacture dates of active airframes they are all  later than  are earliest models of the KC-135.  The oldest tanker airframe currently in service is tail number 57-1419.  It was delivered to the Air Force in 1957(hence the 57 tail number).  All of the currently active B-52s are H models with delivery dates starting in 1962.  The oldest C-130 was retired last March and it was also delivered in 1962.  This makes the KC-135 the oldest active airframe.  It has had several upgrades but remained an A model until recently when it was re-engine and became an R model which applies to all KC-135s.  Before this upgrade all A models flew the J-57s with water injection.  That is why you will often hear them referred to as water wagons. 

Thanks for the great information, There is a detachment of tankers out Pittsburgh, PA that fly over here and now I guess the have the KC46's which I have not seen. Youngstown has the C130's

greg

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Great looking builds "Keavdog"!!  That Camo Connie is cool, the F-4 (as my favorite jet) looks great?

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Keavdog, your builds hit a personal chord with me. 

The Skyraider and F-86 made my list, and I've modeled them both. I've also built the F-16 and F-4. 

I built Petie 2nd on the Monogram kit back in the '70s. And when I was at Lackland AFB in 1972, their P-51H was (incorrectly) painted in those markings, and I took a lot of pics of it, hoping someday to do a diorama of it on the ancient Aurora kit. 

I've built several P-47Ds but the next one I do will be a 78FG bird like yours, in honor of my favorite rocker, Warren Zevon. 

My Dad, who flew several dozen different types, once told me his favorite military aircraft was the C-121. (The ones he flew were overall 16473 ADC gray, not camo.) 

And my son, now a C-17 driver, trained on the "new" T-6. 

I think you'd feel right at home in the model airplane stash wing of the Snakepit. B)

 

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factorydirectmodels.com   If u like planes, you will love this site!  I'm terrible at posting links....

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Just now, signguy2108 said:

factorydirectmodels.com   If u like planes, you will love this site!  I'm terrible at posting links....and Ray, its right in ur back yard.

 

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