posted on Sep, 6 2008 @ 12:17 AM
I was just curious, i was looking at some specs on missile, and of course each website gives different stats for the aim120 with + or - 10 miles.
So my question is this, from what i have read the Aim 54 was the longest range air to air missile the US had, so why cant they still use it? I know
the F-14 was made for it with the AWG-9 system, but some sites say the Aim120 has a range of 40mi, whereas some russian missile have a longer range
then that, and Russian and China are working on a 180mi+ air to air missile.
Is the US doing anything about this, or are we just building planes like the F22 that are All show, All go, but no bite.
Can someone shed some light on this for me
[edit on 6-9-2008 by gobber247]