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X-wing ships and real life counterparts?

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5 minutes ago, Hiemfire said:

The French had an air corp during WW2 that was home built? Looks like I've got some research to do.

they have a mix. They learned during WWI and endured after. Search for the company: Bloch, Dewoitine, Potez, Amiot, Breguet, Latecoere, Liore et Holivier. Those are the first ones who came to my mind. Some of the machines were quite good in the interwar period, but they ceased to improve them, and find that the enemy have not. The same of US fighters, which were rapidly improved by experiences from Eu Front volunteers and Asian Flying Tigers Squadron. For Italian Regio Aeronautica you could figure that we have very good pilots, but old machines, and nothing in embarked air forces. So we suffered a lot in designs, with the best coming at the very last period of the war, too late to make a difference.

 

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1 hour ago, It’s One Of Ours said:

 

The Il-2 ******* did...  The underside of it was almost entirely armored with thickness of 5 to 15mm.

My apologies for forgetting the signature Soviet ground attack craft... There a reason you're taking it personally?

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Slow day at work, here´s my take on this subject:

TIE Fighters are clearly Bf 109 E, fast and agile, but lacking a bit in firepower.
TIE Advanced = Bf 109 K-4, more powerful armament.

TIE Interceptor would be FW 190 A-8. Fast and made for hit and run attacks.

TIE Defender = Me 262, the most advanced fighter Empire has.

Rebels:
Headhunters are Hurricanes, the workhorses.

Arc = Il-2 Sturmovik, tanks with gunners.
X-Wing = P40 E-1 Kittyhawk, good all-rounder.

A-Wing = Spitfire V B, fast and agile.

B-Wing = P47 Thunderbolt. Large, hits hard.




 

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2 minutes ago, Flyingbrick said:

I am thinking that the Scurrg bomber would come close to being like the German ww2 Horten Ho 229 prototype.

Would that make the N1 a 262? At least in legends they were manufactured buy the same people as the Scurrg.

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5 hours ago, Pretty Green said:

To me, N1 resembles P51D Mustang the most

I'd agree. The second film, after all, opens with them flying escort to a big silver thing, which was basically the mustang's reason for existing.

The Y-wing - especially Clone Wars Y-wings which used their top turrets in a dogfight - could be seen as something inspired by the Bolton Paul Defiant (I know that had no forward guns but that's no big deal when you don't have to worry about the engineering of how it carries them, and besides the Y-wing's forward guns aren't exactly much to write home about)

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3 minutes ago, Pretty Green said:

What is that horrible thing!?

I was thinking the Arc-170 would be Il-2.

The Il-2 was actually surprising maneuverable, due to it’s huge wings.  And only the Il-2M had a rear-gunner.  I would say the Il-2 is better matched with the B-Wing, if you replace the “ground” with “capital ship”.

 

The silhouette of the P-61 definitely resembles the ARC-170 more, and has a comparable crew-setup.

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7 minutes ago, Pretty Green said:

What is that horrible thing!?

I was thinking the Arc-170 would be Il-2.

One of the best night/heavy fighters in the Allies' arsenal in WW2...

Edit: chop off the tail booms and mount a pair of cannons on the wing tips and it is a dead ringer for the ARC-170 in profile...

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13 hours ago, Hiemfire said:

One of the best night/heavy fighters in the Allies' arsenal in WW2...

Edit: chop off the tail booms and mount a pair of cannons on the wing tips and it is a dead ringer for the ARC-170 in profile...

Did it see much operational use? I would count only those which were used in combat, more than few times. I mean Gloster Meteor is Allied jet fighter, but it really did not see much action due to late entry and few planes.

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26 minutes ago, Pretty Green said:

Did it see much operational use? I would count only those which were used in combat, more than few times. I mean Gloster Meteor is Allied jet fighter, but it really did not see much action due to late entry and few planes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_P-61_Black_Widow

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On 11/24/2018 at 3:29 PM, RafaelNN said:

I would say the resistance bomber would be a B17

Wouldn't that be more like the Arc-170? (hence the "17") I thought the arc was highly modeled after the B17, and the resistance bomber was modeled more after the B29 Super Fortress. (Atleast going by cockpit design. 

 

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