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Originally posted by Murcielago
I do not think russia has any radar capable of detecting stealth.
[edit on 24-2-2005 by Murcielago]
Everyone knows that the US pilots were handicapped by a signifigant margin, but in a real scenario the F-15's would dominate.
The F/A-22 is designed to penetrate these. The F/A-22 is not semi -stealth, it is stealth period. It is an aircraft that is very, very difficult to detect. It gives off no heat signature so it would be very hard to target it with missiles, and it can outmaneuver virtually anything out there.
The F/A-22 can outmaneuver and outrun virtually anything out there, is incredibly difficult to shoot down, and is capable of electronic warfare (messing with other aircraft's electronic systems), something the JSF nor an Russian aircraft are capable of. The F/A-22 has great room for potential. The JSF does too, but it is meant to stand by the F/A-22, not substitute it.
Originally posted by gooseuk
Russian Anti Aircraft Muntions are move advanced that any thing the UK or US has been able to produce so far, one of the Janes dispatches have listed the new Russian SAM at least bare minium 1 generation over the US Anti Ballistic Missile System.
Note: Broadsword, you know those big air sucking, fuel burning tubes, they produce heat. The F/A 22 Produces heat in sub sonic flight, with the Russians continued use and production of missiles with both a dual Radar seeker and Heat Seeker back up, the F/A is far from safe on the tactical ACM battlefield.
Even if by some witchiry, they could produce a heat resist layer that could shield up to 90% of the Thermal output, that didn't weight more that the space shuttle, it would still produce 'Some' heat, aircraft produce heat just by moving through air.
That above quote made me laugh, why on earth would a US tactical aircraft thats main purpose is to remain 'unseen', I use that word lightly, to enemy sensor systems, would WANT to broadcast its location using ECM systems.
Also, I can detect stealth with a $2000 optical machine, provided its clear and the sucker is flying low enough, ::shrugs:: just proves that they aren't invisiable ::grins:: On and it should be noted that the F/A-22's range is nothing special, all any enemy would have to do is gun for the tankers, either in the air or on the ground and hey! the F/A-22s would need external tanks or reduced play load.
, I am sad to break this to you but the russians, germans, french, BRITISH and god knows how many other countries have a vested interest in a "what if" situation, folks, while the US have been working on the best aircraft in the world, nearly every other country in the work has been developing ways to shoot the sodding thing down.
Originally posted by Countermeasures
Is the F-22 radar shielded against Electromagnetic pulses ?