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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Now the CBO is floating cost cutting ideas, including buying 510 F-16s and 349 F-18s, while canceling F-35 purchases between 2019 and 2028, possibly retiring the F-22 and or B-1, and deferring the B-21.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: Zaphod58
I really don't care what people who stand to gain monetarily say about it. 1000 F16s will kill everyone short of immortals.
A few dozen F22s will die after they run out of missiles.
We need numbers. Banking on tech has ALWAYS been our problem. Then we just do whatever the hell and get the job done anyways.
Missiles were supposed to eliminate guns on planes.
Kind of like how the F22 is set to eliminate all fights except those beyond the visual range. Yeah. BS.
When the few missiles are gone, so goes the plane that shot them. Then a whole bunch of ancient planes will fill the sky and fly farther beyond their life expectancy to do what they do.