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    Pretty, but I'd go for the Concorde
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    Spitfire
    What a coincidence. I was wondering the very same thing yesterday, when I saw a book with a picture of a Spitfire on the front on sale at a nearby garden centre.

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    Ferrari 250 GT Lusso.

    There are a few other cars and planes I could think of as candidates (SR71, F104, P51 spring to mind) but in the flesh there is something about that car that is absolutely captivating. It really is perfectly proportioned and looks right from every angle.

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    The spitfire is a good candidate.


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    sorry but military history is my speciality

    did you know that the Germans captured a few spits. just as we captured a few messerschmitts.They flew them, and we flew theirs, then they evaluated them and worked out the best way to bring them down.
    They had the captured spits painted up in German livery, and occasionally had them painted back, in RAF livery to make propoganda film of them being valiantly defeated by the luftwaffe.
    Just as we had captured planes being shot down by 'the few' on film.
    (im not saying all the footage was fake, just some of it).

    The point of all this, is that there were top pilots who flew both aircraft. So if the battle of Britain was won by superior command and control, intelligence and luck, and the spitfire was not actually that much good, these blokes would know.
    And their message was clear, the RAF and the luftwaffe pilots who flew both planes said the spitfire was by far the better plane for dogfighting. due to a thousand little design advantages


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    I do like the Spitfire but currently I do like this (and if work goes well and Frau D. allows it

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    I do like the Spitfire but currently I do like this (and if work goes well and Frau D. allows it

    All it needs are wings...

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