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Originally posted by WestPoint23
This thread and that article are misleading on some points and biased.... The only difference is, people did not have internet back then to pointlessly speculate and misinform people.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
This thread and that article are misleading on some points and biased, I'll address it in detail when I get home. However in the meantime, look up the testing history of the Tomcat, Hornet and the Eagle, or any new major weapons systems. The only difference is, people did not have internet back then to pointlessly speculate and misinform people.
Originally posted by iskander
Osprey is major another disaster waiting to happen, especially since it already killed and injured its crews in peace time crashes.
Now Osprey is fielded in Iraq, and if they will fly anywhere close to where the action is, we’ll be watching them burn on CNN real quick.
Originally posted by lpbman
I'll just keep saying it. F-18E/F is the best strike plane out there for the $. Kill the F-35 before we spend 200 billion on that flying compromise.
Sure it's stealthy... as long as it's only carrying two bombs.
Buy lots more F-22's, F-18E/F's as replacement bomb trucks. Problem solved.
Hell I'd be pleased as punch if they killed the JSF and split the money between more F-22's and reopening the B2 line.
You tell me if you're getting your money's worth on that turkey.
If you recall, the crash that your refering to WAS pilot error.
I think the Osprey will preform well in Iraq.
Corps cites software failure in Osprey crash - By Bill Murray, April 09, 2001
Software direct cause of December 2000 Osprey crash - Peter B. Ladkin
Marines: Hydraulics problem, software glitch led to fatal Osprey crash - By Sandra Jontz, Washington bureau
HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9) -- Marine Corps officials are expressing condolences to the families of 19 Marines killed approximately 8 p.m. on April 8 when an MV-22 Osprey crashed near Marana, Ariz. - [Marine Corps News 04/09/2000]
Originally posted by Murcielago
That is one reason why I dont like international projects...cause even if (which they dont) the US wanted to pull out of the JSF...the fallout wouldn't be good, since there are several other countries who are involved in it.
Originally posted by kilcoo316
*I assume the US of A would not place embargoes on the F404s if the Gripen were to start stealing JSF sales.
The Gripen's "visual stealth" may surprise some people, but it shouldn't. A lightweight fighter with a small frontal cross-section always has this edge in air-air combat. An especial disparity occurs when fighters like that confront bigger aircraft; American F-4 Phantoms had some nasty experiences along these lines in Vietnam, flying against much older MiG-17s and MiG-19s. A trip to the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ, where a MiG and Phantom are positioned right across from one another, makes the difference clear. Now throw in the Gripen's high maneuverability, and the widened 'threat cone' for modern short-range infared missiles. An enemy pilot must now scan for threats in a much larger area – when seconds are all he has, he risks missing an oncoming Gripen in a quick scan, or looking in the wrong place.
Originally posted by Jezza
I did read somewhere that the eurofighter engine was being considered.
No embargo then.
I will try and dig it up unless someone else does before me
Originally posted by Harlequin
These is an interesting e-mail by EuroJet Turbo GmbH: