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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo
The F-15C is alot cheaper than the F/A-22 right? the F-15 is no where near the claimed 140mil, I believe an F-15C with the latest avionics go for about 60~80mil tops if my memory serves me.
[edit on 29/6/2005 by GrOuNd_ZeRo]
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Actually that was an old test, from sometime last year or really early this year I think. I heard about this a couple of months ago.
As far as the cost of an F-15C.
(F-15A/B) $27.9 million [1998$]
(F-15C/D) $29.9 million [1998$]
And from June of 2000
A USAF-commissioned study conducted by Boeing's Phantom Works, St. Louis, Missouri, reported that new manufacturing technologies should enable the Boeing Company to reduce the cost of building F-15 fighters, and many other aircraft, by half.
Its very impressive, unfortunately we lack data on air combat with the russian equivelent or competitive aircraft.
Originally posted by jimragan
It seems to me, since it's replacing the F-15, tests againist the 15 would be the most important test. If it flogs the airframe it's replacing then it's worth the cost.
What makes this exercise more interesting is that all the F-15s were being flown by Raptor pilots,
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Yup, and they still got their A kicked by one Raptor.