posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 01:33 PM
Originally posted by nastalgik
I would take an Eagle over a Craptor any day. At least someone in Washington has some sense. I would rather have a proven air superiority fighter, the
greatest one of all time that is, standing behind him then a trillion dollar program that isn't currently needed.
Why do you say the F22 isn't proven? It's been around since 1990.
And why not needed? It has much technological and stealth advantage over the F-15.
Tell you what, when you get caught on radar and they are gunning for you, and I have to jink back to save your butt, you will buy me a beer and eat
From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org...
"Despite a protracted and costly development period, the United States Air Force considers the F-22 a critical component for the future of US
tactical airpower, and claims that the aircraft is unmatched by any known or projected fighter, while Lockheed Martin claims that the Raptor's
combination of stealth, speed, agility, precision and situational awareness, combined with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat capabilities, makes it
the best overall fighter in the world today"
I think Obama and staff were really stupid to pick the older F-15 over the F22 Raptor.
[edit on 3-12-2009 by JohnPhoenix]