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Favourite century series aircraft


Favourite century series aircraft  

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  1. 1. Favourite century series aircraft

    • North American F-100 Super Sabre
      7
    • McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
      1
    • Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
      1
    • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
      15
    • Republic F-105 Thunderchief
      15
    • Convair F-106 Delta Dart
      2


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F102/F106 Delta Dagger/Dart (As they are so closely related, I've no particular preference).

 

More than any other Century series, they (visually) epitomize the new ground being broken during that whole era in military aviation design, being like pretty much nothing else up to that point. The dramatic delta wings and sharp tail, the distinctive angular canopy, the nuclear tipped armament, etc....

 

Yes they were built for fairly specific roles, no they weren't an unqualified success, but they were exciting advancements and probably the most exciting (for me) fighters in that series.

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Definitely the Thud, though I certainly wouldn't mind if say, BST made a Super Sabre.

 

Team VRC are doing an F-100D IIRC. :thumbup:

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arghhhhh!

 

100 *and* 105!!

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edit : if I have to pick, I'm going to go with the 105 - I "believe" it was more influential in Vietnam..

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I am notoriously bad at "just picking one" so here it goes : 102,104,106, with some vested interest in 100 as well.

 

Actually I am not a big fan of century series, but find them interesting nevertheless. 102 and 106 for looking sleek and being last pure interceptors (instead of air superiority fighters) from USA. 104, it's an interesting plane, can't decide to either dislike or like it :D should be interesting even if only for unique tiny surface wings flying experience.

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MiG-21Bis, Fw-190D, Bf-109K, P-51D, F-86F, Ka-50, UH-1H, Mi-8MTV2, Hawk T1A, C-101, FC3, A-10C, CA, Mirage 2000C, Gazelle, L-39, MiG-15Bis, F-5E, AJS 37 Viggen, Yak-52, Christen Eagle II, MiG-19, I-16, JF-17, F-14, F/A-18C, Fw-190A8, AV-8B/NA, Spitifre IX

 

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You missed the F-111 from that list

 

You would think the F-110 would be popular as well. The Century series planes are the aircraft in the voting selection. I suppose it ended because of the F-107A as that was just a redesigned F-100. I voted F-105... a D or a G please.

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Why so limited a choice? What about some less American examples? Hunter, Lightning, Canberra, Javelin, TSR2, Mirage, Fiat GR1, Saab Viggen all spring immediately to mind, a number of them equally iconic, and some with far better performance figures and service histories.

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Why so limited a choice? What about some less American examples? Hunter, Lightning, Canberra, Javelin, TSR2, Mirage, Fiat GR1, Saab Viggen all spring immediately to mind, a number of them equally iconic, and some with far better performance figures and service histories.

 

You may want to check the definition of "century series", per wikipedia:

 

"The Century Series is a popular name for a group of US fighter aircraft representing models designated between F-100 and F-106 which went into full production."

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Yeah, given the choice, I might have preferred a Mirage or SAAB myself but... point is, they're NOT century series aircraft :)

 

And as far as I know, century series aircraft = century series US aircraft. It simply is a name for USA built fighters in F-1XX range (obviously some digits goes in place of XX there :) ).

 

I for one, am looking forward to Team VRC's F-100 Super Sabre.

Modules:

MiG-21Bis, Fw-190D, Bf-109K, P-51D, F-86F, Ka-50, UH-1H, Mi-8MTV2, Hawk T1A, C-101, FC3, A-10C, CA, Mirage 2000C, Gazelle, L-39, MiG-15Bis, F-5E, AJS 37 Viggen, Yak-52, Christen Eagle II, MiG-19, I-16, JF-17, F-14, F/A-18C, Fw-190A8, AV-8B/NA, Spitifre IX

 

Mods:

A-4E, MB-339, Edge 540

 

Utility modules:

Combined Arms, NS 430 GPS

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I deliberately left out any XF aircraft that didn't make it into production and the F-110 name for the F-4 Phantom wasn't really used and isn't generally considered part of the century series. Same goes for the F-111.

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