posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 02:24 PM
reply to post by jensy
why not just keep producing refined versions of the F 14 AND F-15 for sea missions?
These aircraft are affordable and are proven to work.
For land the F-16 or preferably the F-16 XL and the F-18 are very good.
seriously we really don't need all this stupid maneoverings and fancy cobra stunt aircraft.
nowadays you fire missiles.
you use a fire and forget missile from 50 to 100 miles and are home for teatime.
all this stupid dogfighting nonsense is movie stuff.
the isrealies proved this when they shot down 75 syrian aircraft in that war a decade ago using F-16 without actually seeing the syrians visually.
all we need is large numbers of aircraft instead stupid F-15 which is going to cost 300 million a piece and 10% has been tested and can only carry
2000 pounds and very poor range.