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  • Semi-Final - De Havilland Mosquito (Britain) vs Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA)

    Round 6 (Semi-Final):

    De Havilland Mosquito (Britain)
    vs
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (USA)




    Candidate #75 - De Havilland Mosquito (Britain)

    Service Intro - 1942
    Roles - bomber; fighter-bomber; day & night fighter/interceptor; pathfinder; maritime strike; special & precision ops; recon; fast transport; carrier-based torpedo bomber; trainer; target tug
    Quantity Produced - 7,781
    User Nations - Britain + 20 other countries

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Mosquito











    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:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_C-130_Hercules
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_WC-130









    So, will your vote go to De Havilland or Lockheed?


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


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


    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    92
    De Havilland Mosquito (Britain)
    41.30%
    38
    Lokheed C-130 Hercules (USA)
    58.70%
    54

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 20 Mar 16, 06:12.
    "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
    Gotta go with the C-130. Still flying, and still kicking
    Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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    • #3
      Influence, influence...

      C130 a 100 x over the Mossie. NO Susie, it's not to go to the pretty one.
      "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.

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      • #4
        This one is going to cause me much pain regardless of which way I vote, because these are the two aircraft I love the most; even if it's for different reasons in each case. I must soon vote against one of them.
        "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.

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        • #5
          I voted C 130.

          Pruitt
          Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

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

          by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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          • #6
            I'm not voting on this one, not until I hear some good arguments for one over the other.

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            • #7
              Based on service life there's only one logical choice. What was the service life of the Mossie vs the ongoing service of the Herc? (No end in sight on the Herc.)

              Youse fan boyz gotta give up on the Mossie on this one...
              Credo quia absurdum.


              Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                Based on service life there's only one logical choice. What was the service life of the Mossie vs the ongoing service of the Herc? (No end in sight on the Herc.)

                Youse fan boyz gotta give up on the Mossie on this one...
                Service life is not the only measure of significance and influence
                If that is all it takes we should be voting for the An-2 !
                Last edited by MarkV; 20 Mar 16, 12:40.
                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)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MarkV View Post
                  Service life is not the only measure of significance and influence
                  What other ac did the DeHav influenc?

                  The 130 has seen jet transports come and go, C 141 ie, Air Bus has tried to copy it with the M 400. The USAF introduced the C 17 but still use the C 130. It has also evolved into other operation that it was not first designed for. Multi role and influence them Mossie shouldn' even be considered other than being a favorite child of the British and a good look ing ac.

                  130 for the win.
                  "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.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/w...ne-of-all.html

                    Can only be the Mosquito.
                    "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                      What other ac did the DeHav influenc?

                      .
                      All the future bombers that relied on speed and altitude to avoid interception
                      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)

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                      • #12
                        Never jumped a Mosquito so I went with the Herc.

                        My worst jump story:
                        My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                        As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                        No lie.

                        ~
                        "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                        -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                        • #13
                          The C-130. The longevity did it for me.
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                          • #14
                            This is the matchup that should have been for the final!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              A glued wooden twin-engine, designed and built against the will of the RAF, that would become a truely succesfull fighter / fighter-bomber / bomber / reccebird / U-boat-hunter / pathfinder / V1-killer / nightfighter, taking the war a sixhundred miles deep into enemy territory.

                              A little mentioned feat : it claimed 471 V1's shot down over Britain.
                              The list of remarkable and significant achievements & daring missions is way too long to even start writing down a list.

                              Influence? Should influence be limited as to how it affected other designs, how may were built or how long it was operated?
                              It helped win the second World War, how about that for influence.
                              Not as a niche aircraft that only got in when the war was already won; the Mossie was a major headache to the Germans and it got in combat early 1942.
                              "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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