posted on Feb, 6 2009 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by spy66
The F-22 can carry six AMRAAM-D missiles while entering the fight at Mach 2 and 65,000 feet. It has the best radar and EW sensor suite ever devised,
while being being extremely stealthy. Strike refers to air to ground, in that it can carry 2 AMRAAM, 2 AIM9, and 2 1000lb bombs.
Only missile that outperforms the AIM-120D is the RAMJET R-77, it exists only on paper; I may as well compare it to the JDRADM. Sensor on the AMRAAM
is likely better too. Long range missiles such as the R-37 and the KS-172 have an RCS of a barn door. Use radar to detect it, take appropriate action.
Too, the KS-172 is pretty much a paper missile. I'd like to see an Irbis-E detect the F-22 at 150 kilometres, let alone 300...
No Flanker variant even comes remotely close to the F-22. The F-22 is simply better at everything except external payload, maintainence and cost.
Anything else is simply wishful, fantasy based, thinking.
[edit on 6/2/2009 by C0bzz]