Skip to comments.Pilots say new U.S. stealth fighter has no equal [F-22]
Posted on 12/22/2005 2:06:56 AM PST by F14 Pilot
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I don't want a military that fights fair. I want a "kick 'em in the balls from behind and whack em on the head with an anvil while they are down" military.
I want a military that is as unequal as possible in our favor.
Liberals are absolutely deluded.
The SU-27 is no match for an F-22, and I say that is a good thing. I mean, hey, it is good for China to upgrade from Mig-21's to something that can live in the same sky as the Eagle, but still no match for an F-22.
Very cool airplane bump :)
If these are as good as they say, order twice as many as originally planned.
War games are games. Don't confuse them with reality.
That mod was a mirror mounted on the outside of the canopy bow so they could see what was going on behind them. The USAF adopted the idea, but in reality it didn't work. The mirror vibrated too much to allow any idea of what was happening.
Many of the Israeli mods look better on paper than in reality.
I've been in 'games' where US F-4s beat Australian F-18s 24-0. Yes, we took advantage of the rules, and yes, the Aussies were just getting used to their new F-18s.
No one in their right mind thought that meant the Aussies couldn't fly well (they could!), and no one took it to mean we needed more F-4s and fewer F-18s (we didn't).
Games are games. Without thoughtful analysis, they mean nothing.
No, the Swordfish did NOT "sink the Bismark". The torpedeo it launched jammed the rudder and damaged a fuel tank of the Bismark. Then the trail of leaking fuel and the fact that the Bismark was doomed with its now jammed rudder to steam in a circle allowed the Royal Navy to locate, catch and sink the pride of the Nazi surface navy.
Their pilots had a 3:1 to 5:1 fighting advantage.
The Israelis modify the planes we send them, improve their ability, but will not share those improvements with us.
The just described the Iranian airforce.
Oh, no. In the real thing we bring oput our best and kick ass.
The B-2 can operate anywhere there is an environmental shelter. Shelters have been seen at bases in UK and Japan.
The Millenium Falcon! XD
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