posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 09:23 AM
Originally posted by Vanguard223
First, thanks for the welcome. I look forward to browsing the forum, learning some things and sharing information.
Second, I stand by my opinion that Chinese equipment is junk in comparison to the hardware that western nations are fielding.
Absolute comparisions hold little value in practical comparisions. Chinese equipment is capable of defending her borders(against any opposing forces)
and projecting power(to a certain extent) in her region.
It has nothing to do with being a "patriotic American".
It also says nothing about my maturity level that I chose to phrase it that way. It's my opinion, feel free to dispute it but do me a favor and
don't make assumptions about my maturity level based on a word you didn't like.
Let me clarify; IMHO words like 'junk' don't hold much weight in sensible comparisions. After all we arent comparing P-51s and Spaceships.
When you can have a MiG-21 variant that gets a targetting solution on a F-16 variant before the converse happens, then chassis age doesn't have much
value anymore. Its the insides that matter.
Agreed the US has those 'innard' advantages too. But the deployability of those in different theatres and geopolitical situations varies.
Absolute judgements never hold true in my experience.
If you do that for me, I'll not assume that you're the condescending type, even though your reply suggests it. Deal?
I apologise if I sounded condescending, it was never my intention.
I'll assume you meant Mig-29's and not Mig-25's. Although I don't think the Su-35 or Mig-29 would be a match for the F-22, I do think that Russia
is the only potential enemy of the U.S. capable of fielding an aircraft that could compete with the Raptor in the near future.
The MiG-29 is definitely not a match for the F-22.
Although I tend to agree on the Russian opinion with you as well, I wouldn't write the chinese off. They're always full of surprises.
..This has to be a pretty scary concept to any Mig or Sukoi pilots out there...
Will I wouldn't say scary; inspiring yes.. but not scary.
Again it depends a lot on C4ISR variables.