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All fighter jets, bombers, and any military thing that can fly are discussed here!
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| April 29, 2012, 4:33 pm
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Cmon people!! get the conversation going!
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| May 1, 2012, 8:40 am
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Quoting manthanboeing MAD
Cmon people!! get the conversation going!

Yes! So whats your favorite type of aircraft?
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| May 1, 2012, 10:41 am
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Quoting Tommy Mizzone
Yes! So whats your favorite type of aircraft?


Fighter-Bombers For the win!

I dont like pure bombers because they fall prey to fighters, fighter-bombers very easily.
I also dont like pure fighters (are there any except for a few modern ones?)
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| May 1, 2012, 11:01 am
Quoting Tommy Mizzone
Yes! So whats your favorite type of aircraft?

Hmmm... My favorite ground attack is the A-10, my favorite fighter is the F-22, my favorite bomber is the B-2, my favorite helicopter is the Hind, and my favorite UCAV is the Reaper.
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| May 1, 2012, 12:02 pm
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Quoting Matthew McCall
Hmmm... My favorite ground attack is the A-10, my favorite fighter is the F-22, my favorite bomber is the B-2, my favorite helicopter is the Hind, and my favorite UCAV is the Reaper.

All very good choices! The b-2 is awesome!
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| May 1, 2012, 12:27 pm
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For me, the F-15 is the best fighter aircraft ever.
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| May 1, 2012, 4:27 pm
Well to me only two modern planes really stand out: The US built A-10 warthog and the Russian built SU-37. I know other planes would perform specific tasks better than these two, but within their respective areas of operation they both excel greatly!

With helos it would be the apache - hands down. However, the Russian Havoc is a nice guship too!
From what i have read, the Russian hind may look awesome and deadly but it is dangerously slow in ground attacks due to it's weight and size. But it IS a favorite too anyway!
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| May 16, 2012, 4:45 am
Quoting Builder Allan
guship

GUNship,that is.
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| May 16, 2012, 5:11 am
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Well, I should say that somehow, my F-15 appears to quickly become my third most popular MOC. Not sure how that happened, but thanks for everyone for that.
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| May 26, 2012, 10:15 am
B-52 ftw! AC-130. and who can foret...PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON!
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| May 31, 2012, 11:07 pm
The XB-70 Valkyrie,it was supposed to travel at Mach 3.1.
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| September 25, 2012, 12:08 am
Can you guys please like my F-16 fighting falcon and comment?
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| December 1, 2012, 11:25 am
My black eagle is 3 likes away from the explore page. Come on people!
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| June 23, 2013, 12:16 pm
My favorites

Fighter: F-16 or F-22
Bomber: B-52
Helicopter: AH-1z Cobra
Ground Attack: AC-130
overall: F-22
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| June 30, 2013, 1:18 pm
Here's a topic: What part of an aircraft is the most difficult to model in lego and why?
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| December 17, 2013, 6:16 pm
Quoting Kurt MOC
Here's a topic: What part of an aircraft is the most difficult to model in lego and why?

It depends on the aircraft; some have hard to build noses and some have hard to build cockpits.
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| December 17, 2013, 6:24 pm
Functional retactable landing gear is what I find to be the most tricky.
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| December 17, 2013, 6:37 pm
Quoting Tommy Mizzone
All fighter jets, bombers, and any military thing that can fly are discussed here!

I have got an F-102 and an Aero L-39 trainer that i'm gonna be adding!
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| December 22, 2013, 9:21 pm
Quoting manthanboeing MAD

Fighter-Bombers For the win!

I dont like pure bombers because they fall prey to fighters, fighter-bombers very easily.
I also dont like pure fighters (are there any except for a few modern ones?)

I like lightweight, subsonic fighters, such as the F-80 and the F-86. I also like massive propeller bombers like the B-17 and the B-29.
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| December 22, 2013, 9:23 pm
Quoting Matthew McCall
Hmmm... My favorite ground attack is the A-10, my favorite fighter is the F-22, my favorite bomber is the B-2, my favorite helicopter is the Hind, and my favorite UCAV is the Reaper.

Favorite bomber has to be the B-17, favorite fighter might be the F-80, favorite helicopter is the AH-1 Cobra, favorite UAV is the Predator.
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| December 22, 2013, 9:24 pm
Quoting Tommy Mizzone
All very good choices! The b-2 is awesome!

But come to think of it, it doesn't carry THAT much (2 F-22s can carry more) and it costs a cr@pload of money.
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| December 22, 2013, 9:25 pm
Quoting Matthew McCall
Functional retactable landing gear is what I find to be the most tricky.

Getting working gear is one problem, but another is getting doors that cover them! My F-102 has retracting gear, but it lacks doors to cover them. The wheels just fold flush into the fuselage, like the rear wheels of the Boeing 737 (I lived near an airport so I got plenty of belly views).
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| December 22, 2013, 9:27 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
For me, the F-15 is the best fighter aircraft ever.

it's good, but the F-22 is better in capability. B-17 is my favorite (yet the F-15E can carry more than twice a B-17's typical bomb load at over three times the speed). Maybe F-80 (which isn't that good a plane. I just live near one that flies, and it looks pretty cool.)
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| December 22, 2013, 9:29 pm
Wait, so can an AAF prototype that was supposed to be a fighter but wasn't be part of this group? I added my P-59.
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| December 24, 2013, 8:23 pm
Quoting manthanboeing MAD

Fighter-Bombers For the win!

I dont like pure bombers because they fall prey to fighters, fighter-bombers very easily.
I also dont like pure fighters (are there any except for a few modern ones?)

I think that bombers could be kept relatively safe if they flew in fleets of several hundred. Thats what the B-17s, Lancasters, B-29s, etc. did in WW2. and had fighters to protect them.
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| December 24, 2013, 8:25 pm
Favourite type of aircraft? A tough question to answer. I can find admirable things in all types of aircraft. Fighters like the P-51, F-15, or the Su-27 are incredible and monumental achievements. Bombers like the Avro Lancaster, B-29, or B-52 are major advancements in bomber design. Other aircraft such as the C-130, SR-71, or the XB-70 are also watershed moments in aircraft design. Overall, I would say that designs that best reflect their function and intentions are my favourites. Anyone else want to pick up on this conversation?
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| January 5, 2014, 1:26 pm
Quoting Matthew McCall
Functional retactable landing gear is what I find to be the most tricky.

I agree. Getting realistic and proportional landing gear to be fully retractable are very difficult to get right. Also, getting the canopies correct is tricky as well.
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| January 5, 2014, 1:28 pm
Quoting Sam Sanister
It depends on the aircraft; some have hard to build noses and some have hard to build cockpits.

Some aircraft noses are difficult to model correctly. I've seen a lot of innovative designs done by other lego modellers that have given me ideas. Sharing ideas are one of the best parts of being part of a modelling community!
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| January 5, 2014, 1:31 pm
Quoting Bill Ding
Getting working gear is one problem, but another is getting doors that cover them! My F-102 has retracting gear, but it lacks doors to cover them. The wheels just fold flush into the fuselage, like the rear wheels of the Boeing 737 (I lived near an airport so I got plenty of belly views).

Good call Bill. Landing gear doors can be difficult to model correctly. Lego needs to create some good hinge pieces that can be mounted from underneath.
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| January 15, 2014, 6:12 pm
Quoting Kurt MOC
Favourite type of aircraft? A tough question to answer. I can find admirable things in all types of aircraft. Fighters like the P-51, F-15, or the Su-27 are incredible and monumental achievements. Bombers like the Avro Lancaster, B-29, or B-52 are major advancements in bomber design. Other aircraft such as the C-130, SR-71, or the XB-70 are also watershed moments in aircraft design. Overall, I would say that designs that best reflect their function and intentions are my favourites. Anyone else want to pick up on this conversation?

I like planes that look cool, but also have some sort of purpose. The F-80, for example, was designed as a reliable jet that America could use to battle the fast Me-262s. Had it been active in WW2 it would have outperformed the Me-262s, as it was faster, more maneuverable, and more reliable. And the Fairey Swordfish bomber was designed to be too slow to be hit (that actually worked, and they helped sink many warships that way.)
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| January 31, 2014, 10:05 pm
Quoting Kurt MOC
Some aircraft noses are difficult to model correctly. I've seen a lot of innovative designs done by other lego modellers that have given me ideas. Sharing ideas are one of the best parts of being part of a modelling community!

I agree; the nose is the second-hardest part, after retracting wheels. If I get stuck, I take a look at other planes with similar nose profiles, and I start from there. One of the reasons I like MOCPages so much is because you can learn from other builders, and vice versa.
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| January 31, 2014, 10:09 pm
Quoting Kurt MOC
Here's a topic: What part of an aircraft is the most difficult to model in lego and why?

Retracting wheels on very small planes, with doors that cover them. On my two most recent models (the Ar-234 and He-162), both planes had fuselages only four studs wide. For the 234, I just made a retractable skid and the plane sat on a trolley. The 162 was really tough, as I had to get a working system in a really small space. Larger models are typically easier, as you have that much more space to put wheels (I'm not 100% sure about this, as I have not made a really big model yet).
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| January 31, 2014, 10:12 pm
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