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I wanted to do a theme of models for famous planes. What would be your picks? So far I have the Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Bros. plane and Bell X-1. What others would you suggest that are out there to build?
 

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That's almost a personal question/decision. I love all aircraft..

It's your shelf, which ones do you love?

My shelves have E-Boats,Missiles,Funny cars. Tanks, and Aircraft, lots of aircraft....lol
 

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That's almost a personal question/decision. I love all aircraft..

It's your shelf, which ones do you love?

My shelves have E-Boats,Missiles,Funny cars. Tanks, and Aircraft, lots of aircraft....lol
What I need is ideas of aircraft that fell into the history of flight.
 

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Hmmmmm.... Spruce Goose is famous, maybe the X-15... I'll have to think some more. You can do military planes like the Memphis Bell or the Enola Gay as well.
 

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Hmmmmm.... Spruce Goose is famous, maybe the X-15... I'll have to think some more. You can do military planes like the Memphis Bell or the Enola Gay as well.
Any list of historic aircraft would certainly include famous racing planes like the Gee Bee and the Supermarine Schneider Trophy winners. And the Spitfire, of course. And famous firsts like the Messerschmitt ME-262, and . . . WHO did you say is gay?
 

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OK Here is a list of Famous Aircraft:-

Adolf Galland's ME-109
Memphis Belle B-17
Spruce Goose
Avro Lancaster G for Gorge
Tommy Maguire's P-38
Enola Gay B-29
Flak Bait B-26
Douglas Bader's Spitfire
Bell X-1
Wright Brothers Flyer
Amelia Erhard's Lockheed Electa
Spirit of St Louis.
Guy Powers SR-71 Blackbird
 

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This really isn't answerable by a buncha hobby guys surfing hobby bboards, and I doubt even published aviation experts would agree on a definitive list. Best to go find a nice generic book on the subject.

I'll give it a shot and probably leave out a lot:
(in roughly chronological order)

Wright flyer
Wright Model B (fitst military aircraft)
Fokker Eindecker (first prop-synchronized machine gun)
Sopwith Pup, Camel and Triplane
Fokker Dr.1, D VII and D VIII
SPAD XIII
Curtiss Jenny
Spirit of St Louis
Hawker Fury
Boeing P-26
Beachcraft Staggerwing
Piper Cub
Nakajima "Nate"
Curtiss P-40
Messerschmitt Bf-109
Junker Ju 52
Douglas C-47
Nakajima "Kate"
Grumman Wildcat
Mitsubishi Zero
Hawker Hurricane
Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
Supermarine Spitfire
Junkers Ju 88, Dornier Do 17, Heinkel He 111
Focke Wulf 190
Lockheed P-38
North American P-51
Republic P-47
Boeing B-17
Consolidated B-24
Boeing B-29
Kawasaki Ki-45 "Nick"
Messerschmitt Me-262
Lockheed P-80/F-80
Republic F-84
North American F-86
MiG-15
N.A. F-100
Lockheed F-104
Republic F-105
Convair F-106
Cessna 150
McDonnel-Douglas F-4 Phantom II
MiG-21
Convair B-36
Boeing B-47
Boeing B-52
Grumman F-14
North American F-15
General Dynamics F-16
Northrop F/A-18
Rockwell B-1
Northrop B-2
Lockheed F-22

And that leaves out important steps in the 1930s I can't think of without checking references, and I'm concentrating on military developments while leaving out important civil aviation developments like the DH Comet, Boeing 707, 747, Burt Rutan's genius work, etc, etc...
 

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I wanted to do a theme of models for famous planes. What would be your picks? So far I have the Spirit of St. Louis, Wright Bros. plane and Bell X-1. What others would you suggest that are out there to build?

Wiley Posts' Winnie Mae

All of Al Williams' Gulfhawks


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Can't forget the XB-70 Valkyrie...............Or the B-58 Hustler...or the............

Here we go...the list is very dependant upon the individual. BUT most definently, the XB-70 should be on the list.

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How could they copy a plane that big?....lol What was the source of the "Idea"?...I'm kidding, back then the Russians actually thought up some of their own ideas... back.. then. Tick,...tock...
 

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Hawker Hurricane.

It won the battle of Britain, battle of France, defense of Malta, destroyed the artillery at El Alamein and carried out the air defense of Russia while the spitfire got all the good press,
 

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This really isn't answerable by a buncha hobby guys surfing hobby bboards, and I doubt even published aviation experts would agree on a definitive list. Best to go find a nice generic book on the subject.

I'll give it a shot and probably leave out a lot:
(in roughly chronological order)

I knew John would come through. :thumbsup:
 
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