Originally Posted by Rabs
Well considering its from a Russian source, and the Indian-American war-game has been re-hashed on this board many times. The odds were stacked, etc. Ive read forums were these same war-games someone claimed to be on of the F-15pilots and claimed "i was orderd not to pull over 4gs." This is probally bs. The F-15c is an excellent aircraft as is the Mig-29 and Suhkoi series.
His source is probably right, I read a similar article in an Indian paper as well. Not really surprising, The F-15 is a 30 year aircraft it was only a matter of time before someone came out with something better. I saw a Greek Typhoon and a French Rafeal at the Paris Air Show in June I must say both look like very slick aircraft. As for training thats true, but I think the US has lost some of its overwhelming edge in training. The Europeans have some mighty fine pilots.
The test is a little unfair in this respect. Russian fighters are pure dogfighters, they are designed for Speed, high altitude performance and menueverability. American aircraft are not. American fighter tactics favor electronics and state of the art weapons systems to destroy MiGs in long range standoff attacks before the MiG can get into range. This test seemed to be a mock dogfight, that would clearly give the Russians an advantage.