posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 03:50 PM
I next generation MIG fighter looks to be at least on par with the F22, both are currently not seeing production numbers..... so the claim is purely
hypothetical and bravado. Until both see combat and major production....
If America has the best research and technical developments of any country... why does it depend so much on using ADVANCED facilities and research
areas not available in America? Automotive engineering and Aerospace are both branches of mechanical and industrial engineering / manufacturing, yet
why do American automotive companies who regularly produce military weapons (GM) lag so far behind their European / Japanese counterparts in
technology, quality, and design....... The same firms that research aerodynamics for jets also work on research for cars. Finally if Americans are
the best at aerodynamics and manufacturing, why doesn't these firms put their money and compete directly against the firms in Formula 1 racing? Much
of the same that applies in Formula1 applies to War machines.... the competition, strategy, mental games...... It is quite easy to throw out numbers
and specs and ratings, to make a claim that you are the best. Now how about proving it. Let me make a clear example, The Ford F150, who changed
their tow rating numbers a few times to match that of Nissan's Titan.... Yet in all real world acceleration, towing, and worse yet dyno/hp
measurement the Ford failed to match the Nissan. It is easy to make claims, now prove it with scientific results or real world performance
What I know does not concern me (in case of the F22). What I don't know about the next generation MIG is what will kill me. Russains aren't known
for their bravado or bragging rights. Look who took the assault of the Germans in WWII and look who came out victorious. Other battles were merely
scirmishes compared to the Russain and German battles.
[edit on 20-6-2004 by dacman]