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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Zaphod58
Ahh, terminal homing. Still sounds the charge. Where are they?
Behind the missiles. Counter measures. Break hi and right. Call Tally.
Dozens or more of the targets fall as the raptors close but dozens of Migs continue to close with the target. They know the raptors can't possibly kill them all. Some fighters break to divert the enemy but the rest are ordered to stay on target.
Protect the bombers.
Meanwhile, in the gulf, the flat tops sit, (LSTs) for incoming waves of hyper sonic sea skimming missiles and waves of bombers and fighters also loaded with more missiles.
Just then the under sea rocket mines and torpedoes begin exploding under the hulls of the fleet.
I hope the few victorious raptors have enough fuel to reach safe haven on land.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: nwtrucker
I think the issue with the F-22 getting beat because of energy bleed was quit a while ago when they were still learning how to use them against dissimilar adversaries. I think they have learned from those engagements and the pilots know what to do, or not to do now to a much better degree. I haven't heard of the stories leaking out about the F-22 getting "handled" by anyone else in a long time, and they have participates in a number of exercises.
Since when do F-22s rely on carriers.
Naval F-22 variant – a carrier-borne variant of the F-22 with variable-sweep wings for the U.S. Navy's Navy Advanced Tactical Fighter (NATF) program to replace the F-14 Tomcat. Program was canceled in 1993. Former SoAF Donald Rice has called the possibility of the naval variant the deciding factor for his choice of the YF-22 over the YF-23.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: boomer135
Both the Rafale in Dubai in 2010 and the Turks at Red Flag were DACTs.(The French didn't claim a kill, if memory serves, but the Turks did...F-16, yeah right)
The German EFs were at Red Flag North and was BCM , a different kettle of fish altogether.