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  • Quarter-Final - Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA) vs MD F-4 Phantom II (USA)

    Round 5 (Quarter-Final):

    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA)
    McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (USA)

    Candidate #98 - Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA)

    Service Intro - 1955
    Roles - transport; paratroop; medevac; bomber; gunship; S&R; maritime patrol; ECM & ELINT; clandestine ops; firefighting; weather recon; tanker
    Quantity Produced - 2,600 (approx.)
    User Nations - USA + more than 70 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:

    Candidate #108 - McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (USA)

    Service Intro - 1961
    Roles - interceptor; air superiority; fighter-bomber; wild weasel; recon
    Quantity Produced - 5,195
    User Nations - USA + 11 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:

    Two truly great multi-role planes here. ...
    Will you vote for the Hercules or the Phantom II?

    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the Semi-Final!

    Which of them is the more significant and/or influential?

    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA)
    McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II (USA)

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 06 Mar 16, 10:32.
    "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
    Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

  • #2
    Both are still flying. I like the F 4 better.

    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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    • #3
      The Hercules is irreplaceable, but the Phantom set new standards in versatility.
      "I dogmatise and am contradicted, and in this conflict of opinions and sentiments I find delight".
      Samuel Johnson.


      • #4
        Two of the great ones. The Hercy Bird with four engines wasn't a new design taking a lot from WWII bombers and later civilain aircraft. It almost hurts to vote against it but I must. The F-4 did so much more and for the most part did it well.

        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.


        • #5
          I haven't voted yet, but just wanted to share some info' I recently read about in regards to the F-4G Wild Weasel. During the Gulf War the F-4Gs or the 'Weasel Police' were so effective in shutting down Iraqi radar activity they no longer had to cover any single strike package, but as much as 30 to 40 attack formations. No plane was lost to Iraqi SAMs while under the cover of the F-4G.
          "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
          Ernest Hemingway.

          "We're all going to die, all of us; what a circus! That alone should make us love each other, but it doesn't. We are terrorised and flattened by trivialities."


          • #6
            C130 was the best airplane ever made.


            • #7
              Originally posted by SeaDog48 View Post
              C130 was the best airplane ever made.
              It is the best airplane being made
              you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

              CPO Mzinyati


              • #8
                The phantom made sure the USAF put a gun on all future aircraft.
                45B10 1986-91


                • #9
                  Nothing against the F4. Being a fighter-bomber style aircraft is a lot "sexier" than a prop plane, but the versatility of the C-130 is phenomenal. It does a lot more than what can be published! C-130 for me.


                  • #10
                    The C-130 is my overall winner out of the remaining choices so Herc all the way!
                    "Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederick the Great


                    • #11
                      Too many transports.
                      I'm starting to wish I could go back and change a few votes.


                      • #12
                        Okay this vote is a pleasure. Not only is the Herky Bird much more useful, influential, ant truly multi-role, but it is prettier than the F4. No mean feat for a utility craft, but consider the opposition

                        (What, did they lower the garage door on your tail assembly again?)

                        Will no one tell me what she sings?--
                        Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
                        For old, unhappy, far-off things,
                        And battles long ago:
                        -William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
                          I'm starting to wish I could go back and change a few votes.
                          I wonder how many politicians have looked back over their lives and thought that?
                          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                          Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by andrewza View Post
                            It is the best airplane being made
                            You are correct.


                            • #15
                              It's too bad these two are going up against each other now. I was hoping they would both be in the finals, at which point I would have flipped a coin to determine my vote. That being said, I took the C-130. It does so much, and does it all well. From attack, to search and rescue, to cargo delivery, this should be the overall winner.
                              Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...


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