Lets say you could buy any military plane...

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by Will939, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. No, it's unlikely that you can buy an SR-71. To fly they also need a tanker plane since they always start with a light fuel load, do a fast run to get up to temperature, and then refuel.

    B2 bombers are also out of the question, infact, it's very difficult to buy any newer military aircraft, at least from the west. The same goes to rare older planes like the Valkyrie.
     
  2. There are no SR-71s still in the air, all airframes have been retired. Not to mentiontion the recockulous operating costs even if you could. No Valkyrie has flown in FOUR decades.

    The US doesn't sell stealth technology. No B-2s have ever been offered to even our closest allies, let alone a private individual. The same goes for the Raptors and Nighthawks.
     
  3. I'd make a B-52 into my private jet.
     
  4. but the JSF is going to be whored all around the globe.
     
  5. One of my friends at college was a mechanic in the Air Force and one time a SR-71 made an emergency landing at the field that he was working at. So they pulled it into a hanger and fuel was leaking out all over, so they were running around putting down powder to absorb all the fuel and the SR-71 pilot was just laughing at them and told them it was just pointless, so they just stopped.
     
  6. nighthawkes were garbage. who would want one?
     
  7. I would not call a plane the revolutionized airpower garbage.
     
  8. That's a standard feature on the SR-71. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  9. Only two planes come to mind. Avro Lancaster and B17. Maybe a catalina also.
     
  10. I really want a catalina now <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  11. yeah, the catilinas sure have the cool factor ranked up there.

    im amazed flying boats\ground effect aircraft havent taken off in popularity. awesome concept
     
  12. P-51 Mustang or a Spitfire.
     
  13. F-4 Phantom or Dassault Mirage
     
  14. F16 or F14 if possible. Otherwise mig 25 or maybe Atlas Cheetah.
     
  15. #66 adhweorniatweege3532323, Feb 6, 2008
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    The F-35 is about a full generation behind the F-22 in terms of Stealth and has a larger radar signature than a B-2, despite the B-2 being far larger physically.

    http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002237.html
     
  16. Never was really a military plane, never got past the prototype, but I think the XF-12 is one of the most beautiful planes ever.

    That or an A-5 Vigilante. It was the biggest (not heaviest) and fastest aircraft ever flown off of a carrier. In a clean configuration, it could supercruise at high altitudes, could easily do M2.5+, and could hold it for a while.

    Then there's the SU-34, built on a fighter platform with side-by-side seating, a lavatory and a galley, iirc.
     
  17. f15 or f106 deltadart
     
  18. Prop plane : P-51 Mustang or Spitfire
    As for jet aircraft, fighter planes, the pure ruggedness and excellent value for money of russian migs/suhkois appeals to me
     
  19. stuka, ME262, and a Bear.
     
  20. Finally someone else saying Stuka lol
     
  21. strickly for the siren. freaking out random retirement homes and veterans clubs for my own amusement.
     
  22. hahahahaa
     
  23. I wish there were more B-29s still flying.
     

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