Question about the F-18E/F Super Hornet.

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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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Ok, but that still applies to the Flankers all versions too.




posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 08:55 PM
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No, it doesn't. A tech demonstrator doesn't always have the same equipment as the production aircraft. It's a demonstrator. It's where they can test ideas to see if they will work well enough to put them into production or not.



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 08:58 PM
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Ok ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ಠ_ಠ



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by Navy2001
Yeah i know it was a technology demonstrator. But it's still a variant of the SU-35.


More accurately, it has the number 35 on the end of it. That is the only similarity. Basically everything on the aircraft has changed between the Su-35BM and the Su-35UB. To say that the Su-35UB reflects any Su-35Ss performance is to say that an F-18A would accurately reflect the performance of an E/F. IE it is to say something that it outright wrong.


But i was talking about the both planes armed with A2A missiles.



You also used the word 'fair'. How is the comparison fair when it compares the Super Hornet to an aircraft from decades behind what the thread is actually talking about?



posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by Darkpr0You also used the word 'fair'. How is the comparison fair when it compares the Super Hornet to an aircraft from decades behind what the thread is actually talking about?


It's fair because in a fight you are armed with A2A missiles. How is the Super Hornet a plane from decades ago?
If it were it would've never been here today. It's a 1990's platform, by the way a 4.5 gen plane. Ohh i love this critic.
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posted on Jul, 7 2013 @ 09:39 PM
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Fair is comparing two production aircraft, both armed similarly. You're just comparing a test aircraft to a production aircraft and saying production is better. Although the F-18 isn't a 4.5, it's a 4+. There's a difference between the two.



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 08:51 AM
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Alright now



posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 07:23 PM
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What?



posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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The SH is in the same class in A2A as the Typhoon, Rafale, Su-35, Block 60 F-16 and the latest F-15 variants. The SH is able to protect its self against a flanker due to, flight manuals and systems handilings.
All of the aspect, the SH does lack some kinematic performance in air-to-air combat beacuse of the weight and large wing. I wonder if they'll fund in the enhanced performance engine to the Navy. It would really help the SH in kinematic performance by then.

The SH is able to capably handle the latest Flankers or Mikoyan Fulcrum models in a beyond visual or within visual range engagment. As the perspective user (i forgot his name) said that "it's not the platform it's self... it's the systems package".
Without a doubt the SH can beat the Flankers and Fulcrum if the pilots well trained and if the SH has the right things needed. It does have the 9x sidewinder and the nose point ability to be very powerful in a within visual range enagagment. So it's able to successfully handle the Flankers and Fulcrums in a dogfight.

As for the A2A role, there's nothing it lacks in air-to-air(Except the Kinematic Performance with out the enhanced engines). There's the systems package to be successful in a role. The SH has alot of potential abilities in A2A. So the SH is a capable(Viable) and great A2A platform (Thanks to the Systems and Avionics).
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posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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Has the Rhino ever been in a DACT training? It's been classified i think.



posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 09:19 PM
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A few SH pics









posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 06:44 PM
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Beautiful Hornet pics



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:02 PM
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Thanks





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