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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: bobs_uruncle
The F-104 wasn't even particularly good at anything but going straight ahead, really fast. Even in the US which only used it as a fighter it had the highest loss rate of the Century series, at somewhere around 30%. Of all the nations that used it, only Spain could claim no losses. The average loss rate was over 16%.
We're beyond the "one mission, one platform" mentality and have moved into the multirole age. No one can afford to have one platform to do one mission anymore, because as we get more advanced, we get more expensive.
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: Zaphod58
The German starfighters were referred to as "the widowmaker."
Cheers - Dave
By enlarging the wing area and adding a fuselage plug, 3,000 pounds of additional fuel can be carried, which is 33 percent more than the capacity of the standard Hornet. A fleet air defense F/A-18E/F carrying four AMRAAMS, two AIM-9s and external tanks would be able to loiter on station for 71 minutes at a distance of 400 nautical miles from its carrier, as opposed to only 58 minutes for the F-14D.
yes,,, gotta have a gun....I'm a gunfighter....366th tac....that's when we became the gunfighters...when they let a friggin f4 have a got tam gun on it.....68 or 69 I think....
originally posted by: Forensick
A-10 doesn't have the ability do CAS like the F-35, period.
I would rather have a F35 up there than an A-10, sensors, a2g radar, IR systems, payload and still has a Gatling gun!