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Why are some countries getting girly SAAB Gripens and Eurofighters when they could have serious heavy metal legends like F-4 Phantoms/F-14 Tomcats n stuff like that?
If i was going to have a Stealth Fighter/ATF built, I still may design it like the F-22 but i would still have F-4 Phantom type technology inside it
Originally posted by Browno
I was also thinking if there was an EMP situation where all computers were shut down, Jets like the F-22 and the Typhoon wont be able to take off. But if you had somthing with no computers and basic technology like the Hawker Hunter, F-105,
F-4 Phantom, You will still be able to fly them.
Why dont they build ATFs with basic Hawker Hunter type technology inside? They would be cheaper to build and still use stealth/ATF agility outside.
The KC-135 is based on a 50 year old 707. It needs LOADS of maintainence and guzzles fuel. Why not buy 777s? They hold twice the fuel as the 707, are fuel efficiant, and are easy to maintain. Same goes for the KC-10.
2. KC-X- Our current tankers do a good job. All we need is an upgraded model.
Because it can only fly subsonic at low altitudes because it's a draggy design. Also I read an article and newer engines wouldn't fit. It's a gas guzzler and needs loads of maintainence. A replacment needs to supercruise and be stealth. F22B here we come
3. New Long range strike Plane- Hey folks what would be so bad about a new model of the F-111? It's battle proven.