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Originally posted by Xtrozero
I don't see the F-22 dog fighting too much since its power is to lock on any number of targets, distroy them all until it runs out of missles, and head away without ever another fighter getting even close to lockon.
Even though F-15s and F-16s are old tech they do have rather updated weapon systems and those weapon systems can't do a thing against the F-22.
My question is, how much does a Su-35 or simular aircraft compared to a F-22 cost? And now can they maintain a cutting edge even close to the US with the huge effort that we put into it all.
[edit on 19-8-2007 by Xtrozero]
Originally posted by on_yur_6
I thought that the thrust vectoring was just vertical and to assist pitch but after viewing this it appears that the F-22 may have 360 degree nozzles? The horizontal directional change just seemed to be too fast for yaw produced by the rudders.