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The interior layout, shown on inboard profile drawing ASC 988-122-2, provides sufficient room for all
functional systems and features required. Principal features are the deep (approximately 15% t/c)
center section for weapons bay, fuel tankage, crew station and equipment installations, include 30mm
gun system installation
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58
It's also a lot better at both missions than you want to give it credit for.
Except when it has to pickle its load early to face a fighter threat. I remember hearing about that on occasion.
It doesn't have the range, speed or climb rate, let alone standoff Phoenix equivalent the Tomcat had. It lacks the payload or low level penetration ability of the Intruder.
It is carrier based and a compromise to be part of ann asset that projects force around the world. Unlike land based bombers and fighters that each fulfill dedicated roles in support of a strike package, the FA 18 has to compromise and do both.
Nice chatting with you as usual Zaphod, see ya on the boards.
Heck your views don't mean a jack to me
originally posted by: [post=18459416]nwtrucker So far it has been nothing but innuendo from you, so forgive my yawns but unless you can come up with something a little more tangible my views will not change.....
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: crazyewok
My you are a slippery one aren't you. LOL
So following your premise through to the end, NATO and the U.S. had nothing to do with preventing the Soviet Union from expanding it's empire by moving into western Europe? That the Soviets wouldn't have moved westward even without a U.S. presence?
That's where your logic goes. Sorry, but I can't buy into it.
As the U.S. has been shrinking it's military, the Russians, Chinese and Indians have been building theirs. Your answer is to continue the U.S. contraction militarily?
Guess we'll have to agree to disagree...