Originally posted by Bulldog 52
if i was having to face expensive choices i would buy the American plane as its had more thought put into it.
- ......and you know that "its had more thought put into it", how exactly?
......and how would you get any public acceptance for buying a handfull of F22's at their staggering cost?
Particularly given the lack of public enthusiasm for the cheaper Typhoon?
They are harder to shoot down because of inbuilt stealth that makes the airplane virtually invisible.
- Yeah but this comment only works when comparing the Typhoon to the F22.
Against any other fighter in the world the Typhoon is superior......thanks in part to it's own "inbuilt stealth" (and 'stealth' is a lot more
than just the outside shape of the plane).
When are we going to fight the USAF then Bulldog?
Typhoon is also markedly cheaper than F22 (and cheaper to the economies of all the participating countries when all the wider economic effects of
there being no Typhoon are taken account of)
The Euro fighter might be the best Europe can do , but its still behind the times.
- Typhoon is cutting edge design for the requirement
It was a year or two earlier cutting edge compared to the F22. That is all.
Europe is a waste of space ever thing it does costs a fortune and is still years behind America in aircraft technology.
- Jayzuss here comes the anti-European propaganda.
You'll find F22 costs have rocketed (to the point where even the USAF is slashing their order).
If you knew anyone who had anything to do with the US aero industry you'd know that your caricature is as inaccurate as it is just absurd.
The US industry has plenty of its' own problems with cost, corruption and delay, actually.
Perhaps if you had a little bit of a clue about the delays imposed on the Typhoon program by the govs involved (inc the UK gov) you might see that the
price tag of Typhoon is not a reflection of what European industry could have done but rather one that reflects the political interference.
Typhoon is not "years behind" in capability anyway, actually......
.....and had the program not been slowed down it would actually have been years ahead.
Unless you foresee the European Typhoon buyers fighting F22's sometime soon I'd love to hear why you imagine we 'need' to buy the American F22?
......and how many do you imagine the public going for at the price they reckon F22 goes for, hmmm?
[edit on 20-6-2005 by sminkeypinkey]