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"two RAF Typhoons deployed to the USA for OEU trails work have been flying against the F-22 at NAS China Lake. There was little suprise that Typhoon, with its world-class agility and high off-boresight missile capability was able to dominate "Within Visual Range" flight.."
...but the aircraft did cause a suprise by getting a radar lock on the F22 at a suprisingly long rate. The F-22s cried off, claiming that they were "unstealthed" anyway, although the next day´s scheduled two vs. two BWR engagement was canceled, and "the USAF decided they didn´t want to play any more .
Originally posted by waynos
If there was a high sortie rate and the Typhoon scored 'a' success then nobody should be surprised anyway, what would be a shock would be if the RAF hit rate was greater than, or even equal to the F-22's own hit rate.
Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Daedalus, I know that the Su-30MKI is maneuverable, but wouldn't it be considered a strike aircraft and therefore inferior in WVR to a dedicated fighter such as the Typhoon?
I think that the Su-35 is a better comparison.