So, in the spirit of 'right to reply', here goes;
Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
reply to post by waynos
get it though you thick skull that America's first stealth was before the SR-71. Just think about that let it sink in.
I will not have my intelligence insulted by someone who cannot write coherently or spell properly, or even argue something I actually said. What is
the relevance of this random statement to anything I posted? I am not talking about the SR-71 or when America got stealth technologies and who from,
that is a different discussion. So, with that out of the way, lets begin;
The British are good a making navel fleets stick to that.
Wrong, were, not are, but too off topic to pursue.
Yes, as evidenced by;
really everybody except the Russians are not even close to us and its been that way for years. Lol we have stealth helicopters we had drones
before anybody else,stealth before anybody else "actually used"! . Lol the reason we didnt up grade our planes is because they destroy 99% of what the
world has so why upgrade?
Pure, unadulterated crap. Yes, America deployed stealth technology (in the modern sense) before anyone else. That is true. The main reasons for this
are budget and paranoia, but mainly budget. Stealth is well understood by other nations and has been for decades.
Drones have been in use for more than 70 years by many many countries, I really cannot say who was 'first' without looking it up but the WW2 Miles
Hoopla bomb carrying drone was probably the first of what we today would call a "UCAV". Do you even know what I am referring to?
The US is today the most advanced in the field of modern UCAV tech, but again, this is mainly due to budgetary restrictions in other countries, not
knowledge restrictions. There have been some developments in other countries that have not yet been demonstrated in the USA, its really not all one
way. Have a look at Project Churchill as one example of cross co-operation where allies learned from each other.
Re the Stealth helicopters you refer to. Do you mean the scrapped RAH-66, or the small scale modification kit fitted to the Bin Laden mission chopper?
This was a modification to a standard UH-60 model, something the USMC has been doing for a while, not a different type of helicopter. You do know
#2 why would they scrap a plane right before production gee i wonder? Maybe the heavily priced plane cost went to something else.
No, the F-22 and F-35 really are that expensive. Just because you cannot grasp the complexity of these projects it does not make them a cover up. This
argument, all by itself, is where you lose any shred of credibility. And look like a fanboy.
Just look at the results of the raptor its not that great but it cost a ton to make.
Please quantify 'not that good', if you know what you are talking about at all.
If you really think we are going to put up for sale the best plane we have and the newest your sadly mistaken.
Again you are arguing points I'm not making. First your best is not also your newest, be clear on that. Second, why do you think there is a total
export ban on the F-22, but not on the F-35? Maybe you should have a think about that and let it sink in, as you so condescendingly posted. I never
even said anything close to the argument you are making.
We are so far ahead the game is fixed we produce a plane that is slightly lower in performance and the world judges its planes based on how
well their planes stats compare to it. Your in dream land we have planes with lasers that can knock down a missile and your countries buy our defense
systems to protect themself's. Yet you still think you make a better plane lol. Get real.
You are the one in dreamland, and you quite clearly demostrate with every new claim. The US has built one laser armed plane, not 'planes', it is based
on a 747 due to the massive power needed for it and it has flown demos which have proven that it is far to specialised and maintenance intensive to be
of any operational use. Is this what you class as 'we have'?
Now, it is the nature of things that this very temperamental and relatively primitive prototype (as all prototypes inevitably are) will lead, in the
fullness of time, to smaller, reliable and usable weapons, but that day is many years away. The Boeing AL-1, remember, has been in development since
the early 1980's, about 30 years all told so far.
Do you REALLY think its all been a big secret? Look at this, look at the date
Of course you can feel free to believe your computer game delusions about super secret weapons and dummy multi billion dollar prgrammes, but I prefer
to stick to the real world and leave my fantasy fix to Doctor Who, thanks chum
edit on 26-5-2011 by waynos because: (no reason
edit on 26-5-2011 by waynos because: (no reason given)