How haven't I seen this topic before?
WW2-Korean War era for me. I love earlier type aircraft (not necessarily prop-driven, either), specifically the German angel fighters from WW2. Simply beautiful planes, one of my all time favorites is the Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4
. There's just so much history inside of these cockpits. Very few still exist, I'd say under 10 still are operational.
Although, some of my favorite machines from that era have to be Allied bombers.
Like, the Avro Lancaster.
Or the B-17E
, and of course, the B-29 Superfortress
Just remarkable aircraft, there's just too many that I love to list them all.