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Originally posted by Seekerof
Originally posted by Fury
I wanted to check it out.. pretty cool.
Thats an informative article Fury.
Personnally, the "cobra" maneuver looks nothing more than a "stall" maneuver with a high AOA...and as applied to the Mig-29, etc., that AOA can be 120 degrees. Again, a maneuver that very few pilots can actually do safely, without tearing the plane apart and killing themselves in the process. Hell, a F-14 can do that and do it in a 60 degree AOA.
The maneuver can claim to be "this and that" but it amounts to no real consequence in an actual a2a combat situation. The US is building aircraft, F-22 and F-35, that are made to avoid such a2a engagements to the point of being BVR engagements. I hope that "cobra" and "super cobra" maneuver can save them from a a2a missile such as the US AIM-9x which can literally do a 90 degree turn to hit its target......Oppps....splash another......
very nice seekrof and i like the picture, where you get that pic? any info on it?
[Edited on 22-7-2003 by Seekerof]
Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
You did bring up a lot of good points, seekerof. But I think my cobra manuever mention was misunderstood.
I mainly brought that point up to show that Russian fighters are just that agile. Like somebody said, those fighters can almost turn on their tails. Think an F-15C can do that?
It's good to hear there was no Russian bashing involved in your comments. I'll leave it at that.
But on a slightly different note, the Russian Air Force would lose to the U.S. Air Force. Not because they have inferior forces, but because technically, there is not Russian Air Force. It's so disorganized it's like a mercenary force.
Originally posted by Amet Khan
As things stand right now, India would kick Pakinstan's butt in a straight nuclear/conventional battle. Pakistan needs to either (1) get a more formidiable army or (2) get better WMD's. A handful of nukes just doesn't cut it these days.