Originally posted by Abraham Virtue
I'll agree with that. By the way when I sad that the war between China and the United States would be the biggest war since the Crusades, I was mistaken in not concluding that this was true if we didn't count large allied forced fighting each other as we did in the First and Second World Wars. I was thinking in terms of just two countries fighting, not 17. I should have been more specific, I'm sorry. I will try harder to keep myself clear and presentable. So could you tell me this: Isn't the F-22 still experimental?
Originally posted by phoenix_cross
just as we have had several unnanounced things, it is entirely possible for the chinese to have adopted a new comm/radar system. it isn't like they'll go tell everyone, hey this is how we do things so you can undermine it!! if their goal is air superiority. i do belive that ths US is only producing up of 300 f-22's so an extended war against superior numbers would eventually hit home. and even though we train constantly, the sheer strain on the huamn body of moving at that speed in atmosphere, would likely destroy many poilts into fatigue and exhaustion. especially if they kept refuelling for extended flights. no matter what drugs they have or tests they've done, it just isn't logical. say it this way, a squadron of 12 raptors, against a defence force of 100 j-10's which could continuously switch out in patrols, would make the US incredibly tired. and if the chinese decided to simply spray the air in fire , there wouldn't be a way out, regardless of technology. technology is useless without the skills to utilise it with harmonious perfection.
Originally posted by barba007
I will repeat this quote of mine as it is a valid response to our quiry.
"Again Americans under estimating their opponent.
Do you remember the Vietnam War or maybe the Korean War?
Today's war is totally different I know, though the difference in technology from the USA to the next nation is still the same as it was back then.
All I'm asking is that you be open minded in the way you think a potential opponent.
The way to think is not 'Yep..... Um were the best and thatís it. No 2 ways about it!'."
A war on your own soil means a totally different thing to a force that fights its battles out side America.
Think about it boys.
[Edited on 4-3-2003 by barba007]