posted on Jul, 11 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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).
edit on 11-7-2013 by Spare because: (no reason given)