posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 10:36 AM
I agree with GFAD,
No offence to anyone, but too many people seem to forget that the US Air Force and the Pentagon are both part of the government, and therefore are
subject to corruption and greed like the rest of the government. ATF (in my oppinion) Proved that! They brought the F-22 for political, rather than
strategic reasons, and they got 2nd Best!
B.T.W. I'm not claiming the F-23 was perfect, and certinally there are things in the design that can be improved on. However, all said and done, I
believe the F-23 would have given us a greater edge in combat then the F-22 can, because Northrop took the state of the art farther then Lockheed felt
was needed. Historically, radical ideas have payed off big for the US military. Here are a few examples:
Nuclear Bombs (A-Bomb in 1945)
Stealth Aircraft (B-2, F-117)
Laser Guided Bombs
Rebreathers (the bubbleless diving equipment used by SEALS and other Special Forces)
These things were all radical Ideas when they were first proposed, but they are critial to America's style of warfare today.
[edit on 25-1-2007 by Ghost01]