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ETA: or hell it's the 180.
originally posted by: bigx001
we really don't know what the military/NSA/CIA really have as operational aircraft. and they don't sit still with development
originally posted by: JimTSpock
a reply to: LDragonFire
They had some oxygen system problems and do have quite high maintenance requirements but the F-22 Raptor is the finest jet fighter ever built. It's flight performance, agility, speed and stealth are unmatched.
…was a straight fighter. When it was redesigned and designated the F-18, and sold to the Navy instead it had a strike capability.
Please though, explain how a straight fighter was supposed to replace an attack aircraft without a strike capability.
a better jet than the F-22. Try to name one.
The F-16 has something like a zero to 69 kill ratio in air to air combat which shows how important quality can be.
What will we do if their famous line 'We'll send the entire west to your god moloch in 15 minutes ', is not a hollow claim and actually launch it? Would there be any time to react? I think not
originally posted by: [post=18455939]nwtrucker .
So when you say "likely", I say "show me". I say highly unlikely. It approaches the area code of outright bull....