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Greatest Ships of All Time!

Stole this one from shadow2serenity, and I'm continuing in his tradition of being non-traditional!

All right, this one goes like this: Pick your five top all-time favorite ships. If you can, find a clip of the ship and post it, along with the reason they are in your top five favorites.

5-The Snark
Jack London's sailboat - I mean, really, she was called The SNARK! Do I really need to say more?

Like most things from her time, she's gone.


But not forgotten!


4-The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Close enough, dammit. She touched space, mates, and no one flying today can touch her. No one.

(Of course, that's only if you believe they're all mothballed now...) *wink*

3-The NCC-1701-D (Yep, that Enterprise).
When I was in high school, the goings-on on this ship were basically my life. She's brought more joy to me than I can say.


2-The Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter
You can keep your Falcon, Han fans. Us Jedi types prefer the fighter, thanks.


1-Serenity.
June 14, 2009:
SFX Magazine: If you were a spaceship from a TV show or movie, which would you be (and why)?
wabbit: Serenity, because even Incom's best X-Wings don't have a comfy couch.

Oh, yes. It always boils down to those two. But in the end, there can be only one.

PS-bonus to whoever can name this baby, with the exception of lemonpiefirefly , who is not allowed to play. This gorgeous girl would be in here if she was, in fact, a ship and not a plane. (Now THAT  would've been HARD - the Eagle, the Phantom, the Warthog, and this sweet sister. (Both this plane individually and her model in general-though there is great debate about her actual designation: flying boat or floating plane?  I really don't need that kind of controversy here. I'll just let it go, though I do have my preference on the matter.) Seriously, though, planes would be tough!)


Ok, ok, ok! Twist my arm why don't ya? This one would be #2 and the Phantom #1! Sheesh!

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lolmac
Jul. 22nd, 2009 06:24 am (UTC)
SQUEE!!! YES!! That's the way to do it!

I think mine would have to be: the Atavist, the Enterprise, Challenger, the Lady Washingotn, and #1 would be Swallow from Arthur Ransome.
jackwabbit
Jul. 22nd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, Challenger! I forgot about her! Nice choices!

I do see one ship showing up over and over and over, though.

Shocker.
vt_browncoat
Jul. 24th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
That would be a Grumman HU-16 Albatross (River needs one) and that one in particular belongs to the bard of the seas and air, Jimmy Buffett. He named it Hemisphere Dancer. Jimmy retired the aircraft a few years ago and can now be found as part of his Orlando Margaritaville restaurant.

Should have told me not to play either, Cap'n. I know planes like you know trains.

That type of aircraft is considered an Amphibian. Wheels for runways and a flying boat hull for the water.
vt_browncoat
Jul. 24th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
oops.... got this as a link from [info]rangersebulba 's page and I thought it was his page.... Too many hours at work today.
jackwabbit
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
S'okay. Seb and I long ago decided we are both Captains, so it's all good.
jackwabbit
Jul. 25th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
And Brian wins the internetz!

Lemonpie only didn't get to play because she knows what a huge JB fan I am and how I named my horse Hemisphere Dancer and how the only rules I have for JB concert t-shirts are that they must list the tour dates and have said plane on them, etc.

Yeah, it's like that.

I love that plane.

I'm sad to see her part of Margaritaville Orlando, but I understand. Have you heard about the new Grumman line starting production? Very exciting stuff.

I have loved sea planes since fourth grade...sigh...

Just...love them.

Only plane that beats them for me is the F-4. I was briefly infatuated with the F-14 and F-15, and I do so love that Blackbird, but nothing touches the F-4. *drat! deleted my Gunfighters icon! no matter...366th TFW FTW!*
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