Thanks to DeptfordX in the thread Worst air fighter ever? I’m starting a new one, where it can be discussed without confusion.
According to this guy here, using the following evaluations:
[li] Did the bomber serve the strategic purpose envisioned by its developers?[/li]
[li] Was the bomber a sufficiently flexible platform to perform other missions, and to persist in service?[/li]
[li] How did the bomber compare with its contemporaries in terms of price, capability, and effectiveness?[/li][/ul]
[li] Handley Page Type O 40[/li][li] Junkers JU-88[/li][li] De Havilland Mosquito[/li][li] Avro Lancaster[/li][li] Boeing B-52[/li]And "honorable mention to Grumman A-6 Intruder, MQ-1 Predator, Caproni Ca.3, Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear,” Avro Vulcan, Tupolev Tu-22M “Backfire.”[/ol]
I don’t think it will be as much fun as talking about worsts, but have at it.
I like starting threads in which I have absolutely nothing to say but which gets Dopers interested and is eminently SD-ish. Should have been a talk-show host.