Fun ESF comparison to WW2 planes

Discussion in 'Vehicle Discussion' started by Seaker Drone, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Thought I would start here with this (Goal: Pick what fighter plane you think goes with each ESF)

    Terran Republic
    BF109 (reason - Fast and Wheel struts close together (Caused more crashes than in actual battle))
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    NC
    HellCat (Reason - Boxy yet powerful engine and powerful weapons)
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    VS
    Horten Ho 229 (Reason - Futuristic, flat, revolutionary for its' time, and stealth technology).
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    I don't know hahaha... I feel these all fit perfectly but what do you all think?! :D
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  2. I was going to complain that no primitive warfighter is in any way comparable with the scythe.

    But dat green ship... me gusta
  3. It's funny because they have a lower top speed, and flight ceiling than WWI planes.
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  4. I'd say that Reaver is FW190.
    Mossie is LA or Yak
  5. And beside the hovering and AA missiles are inferior in almost every way.
  6. ESF are clearly helicopters. Did they use helicopters in WWII?
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  7. The Hellcat is incredibly fitting, especially because in the war it felt like a "flying brick" lol. For some reason the Mosquito reminded my of the Japanese Zero.. Probably just because of the speed and light armor. And the Scythe reminds me of a Harrier or a drone (just because of the hover).
  8. As a matter of fact the Germans did.
    Some types in use of Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine

    Germany
    • Focke-Wulf Fw C.30A (La Cierva C.30A) (General Purpose autogyro)
    • Focke-Wulf Fw 186 (Liaison autogyro)
    • Focke-Wulf Autogyro-Helicopter (Experimental prototype)
    • Focke-Wulf Fw 61 (Experimental helicopter)
    • Focke Achgelis Fa 330 "Bachstelze" (Autogyro-Glider/Observation vehicle)
    • Focke Achgelis Fa 266 "Hornisse" (Civil Transport helicopter), re-designated as Fa 223 in 1939 before the first prototype flew.
    • Focke Achgelis Fa 223 "Drache" (General Use/Transport helicopter)
    • Focke Achgelis (DFS) Fa 225 (Assault-autogyro glider)
    • Focke Achgelis Fa 284 (Flying Crane/Heavy Transport helicopter) prototype designed but not completed
    • Flettner Fl 184 (Two-Place autogyro)
    • Flettner Fl 185 Heligyro (helicopter-autogyro)
    • Flettner Fl 265 (Liaison-Observation helicopter)
    • Flettner Fl 282A/B "Kolibri" (attack helicopter)
    • Flettner Fl 339 (Reconnaissance helicopter)
    • Nagler-Hafner RI Revoplane(Experimental helicopter)
    • Nagler-Hafner RII Revoplane(Single-place helicopter)
    • Nagler-Hafner Heliogyro (Autogyro-helicopter)
    • Nagler-Rolz RI (Single-place helicopter)
    • Nagler-Rolz RII (Single-place helicopter)
    • Nagler-Rolz NR 54 (One-Man portable helicopter)
    • Nagler-Rolz Nr 55 (One-Man portable helicopter)
    • Baumgartl "Heliofly" I (Light Autogyro-glider)
    • Baumgartl "Heliofly" III-57 (Two Contra-rotating helicopter)
    • Baumgartl "Heliofly" III-59 (Little and light disarmable helicopter)
    • Wiener Neustadter (Doblohff) WNF 342 (Tip-Jet helicopter)
    • Weserflug P.1003/1 VTOL (Vertical TakeOff and Landing) aircraft project
    • AEG (Schimdt) Electric-Tethered Helicopter (Unmanned Vehicle for raising radio antenna or Manned aerial observation platform)
    USA
    In use by USAAF, US Navy and USCG
    • Kellet KD-1A (La Cierva C.30A) (General Use Autogyro)
    • Sikorsky VS-300 (Experimental helicopter)
    • Sikorsky R-4B "Hoverfly" (General Applications helicopter)
    • Danks Air Super Bear P-10X (Gunship)
    • Sikorsky YR-4B "Hoverfly" (Ambulance/Sea Patrol helicopter)
    • Sikorsky R-5A (Rescue/Reconnaissance helicopter)
    • Platt-LePage XR-1 (Experimental helicopter)
    • Kellet Cobra XX-9 (Attack helicopter)
    Great Britain
    In use by RAF and FAA
    • Avro 671 "Rota" Mk.1 (La Cierva C.30A) (General Purpose Autogyro)
    • Weir W.5/6 (Helicopter based on Fw 61 Design)
    • Bristol "Heliogyro" RI/II (Experimental helicopter)
    • Sikorsky "Hoverfly" I (YR-4B/R-4B) (General Purpose helicopter)
    Canada
    In use for RCAF
    • Avro 671 "Rota" Mk.1 (La Cierva C.30A) (General Purpose Autogyro)
    • Sikorsky R-4B "Hoverfly" (General Purpose Helicopter)
    Russia
    In use for Red Army and V-VS
    • TsAGI (Kamov) A-7/7bis (Liaison and Observation Autogyro)
    Japan
    In use by Japanese Army/Navy Air Service

    But those are no fun as ESF are way cooler than helicopters :p
  9. I was thinking the zero for the mossi as well but then settled on the BF109 for diving speeds and climbing speeds at that time :)
  10. NC:

    Trashcan with wings
  11. Yeah no, the Hellcat was far from a flying brick, it was a great fighter.
    P-47 fits in more with a Reaver, but since the P-47 was great and the Reaver is garbage, no.
    NC WW2 fighter would be the P-39/P-400 that was only used because there was nothing else at the time.
    US pilots in the pacific would say a P-400 is just a P-40 with a zero on its tail so fits in with crappy Reaver.
  12. yes
  13. I always saw my Reaver as a P-47 Thunderbold successor. :)
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    Close ?
  15. Reaver - FW109 , can agree more . Its the cockpit that does it .

    I havent realy drawn comparisons between the other esf's and ww2 planes the reaver/fokewolf one was so obvious to me .
  16. i was thinking more in line of rather immobile but with great weaponry
  17. Well that too i guess , but the cockpit is realy in the same vein .

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