posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 07:25 AM
Probably for the mere factoid that the Russians have not serial produced anything remotely comparable to the Raptor. Quite frankly, the Russians
cannot and have not built anything "equal" to the Raptor. The PAK-FA is more comparable to the F-35. The MiG 1.42/44 testbed/prototype is sitting in
a hanger somewhere in mother Russia collecting bird droppings, and is nothing comparable to the Raptor. Both the above aircraft have had claims made
about them being this and that, but till they are built and serial produced, as the Raptor, those claims are simply unfounded claims. Anyhow, by the
time that the Russians build something comparable to the Raptor, the Raptor will have evolved beyond what the Russians originally built it to go
against. Hence, they will hardly have anything to "equal" it.
The Raptor can be overhyped by some members, and for good reason.
Some of us tend to be a little more reserved, but be assured, the Raptor is not to be underestimated in any way, shape, or form.
[edit on 19-7-2005 by Seekerof]