if you had to pick your favorite aircraft ever which would it be?
that is an immensely, horrifically difficult choice. there’s so many. the me/bf-109, fw-190, f-16, f-4, b-29, b-52, avro vulcan, tu-95, su-27, yak-1/3/7/9, curtis hawk 75, and so many more are all favorites of mine for different reasons.
but if i was being tortured and forced to pick a favorite…the english electric lightning has been a favorite for the last few weeks. something about being a purely british design with better performance than most fighters up to the end of its 30 year service life, the wing shape, how damn fast it is, stacked engines…and so on. i used it as an example in a thermodynamics class.
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