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What was the best fighter plane of WWII?

What was the best fighter plane of WWII?  

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  1. 1. What was the best fighter plane of WWII?

    • Supermarine Spitfire
      16
    • North American P-51 Mustang
      38
    • Focke Wulf FW-190
      4
    • Messerschmitt Bf 109
      2
    • Yakovlev Yak-3
      1
    • Mitsubishi A6M Zero
      0
    • Other (specify below)
      6


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Carlos Ruz    2

According to some WWII aces, there's a lot of different opinions. Some quote the Me-109E or F as better than the Spifire, others put the Mustang P-51 as the best, and others the Yak-3 in the upper level. I like the most the Spitfire, who evolved during war time and kept a high standard, but I understand that the Tempest was better. Anyway, this is a very interesting matter and I hope you guys add your dime to the conversation.

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Able502    54

The P-51 made the American long range daylight bombing missions possible which, together with the British bombing at night, destroyed the Nazi war industry. 

But, without the Spitfire or the Yak to take on the Luftwaffe in the early days of the war, those missions would come far too late (if at all).

 

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Pieter    32
13 minutes ago, Msabot1 said:

Thunderbolt by far the most durable and unsurpassed for payload.....

Very true and used as a long range fighter escort for a long time, turned out it was better suited for ground attack.

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Msabot1    0
1 hour ago, Legdiver said:

My vote is: Messerschmitt  Me 262

ME 262 was a game changer...set the stage for the future...

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