Like how he looks here! You could probably play this off as an alternate appearance for him; it looks that good! While I do love those goggles, I have to ask; is that a parachute on his back? If he's a pilot here, he'd need one.
Not quite so. Forgive me, but that situation primarily came down to the issue of cowardice in both the Western and Central Powers air arms. If they couldn't escape certain death, they reasoned, then pilots would have no choice but to fight. At least, that was the case in World War I.
According to the Sonic wiki, one possible influence behind the Tornado's SA1 design is the I-153 Chaika (Seagull), en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:P… an early World War II Soviet design. As near as I can tell, Soviet aircrews were generally issued parachutes, and may have worn them even in these sort of aircraft, so if Tails' Tornado is a relic of an equivalent of that war, which it might be, then that is a parachute on his back.
Sorry if I come off as snobbish. Just tryin' to support a claim.
Your not at all snobbish yet I personally believe there would be no room for it unless he sat on it like spitfire pilots,
You were also right about the cowardice situation, Such as if a British pilot would come acros another aircraft such as the Fokker mono, bi, and even triplane, his first thoughts were to bail out and ect ect
Yet I'm sadly also going to snobbish yet I believe the great wars are all but unknown to the mobians since that in their timeline was several thousand years ago
I suppose that's fair enough, but even good ol' Tails has his limits. Sure, he could keep up with Sonic that way, and it *is* an awesome ability, but having one at hand could always help in a quick emergency.