About T-50 and F-35
|August 10th, 2011||#4|
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|August 10th, 2011||#5|
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note: well,the f-22 raptor never entred full service yet,so it can't be replacing the f22.
|August 11th, 2011||#7|
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Re: T-50 and F-35 info
The F-22A is designed an air superiority fighter, only. The politicians played with the budget for a couple years and the USAF played with the F-22 being able to dropped smart bombs from 60,000ft. After the budget mess, the USAF went back to the original intentions and the F-22A has only one role, offensive power projection to protect the other fighter-bombers over some country.
The F-35 is to replace and designed with similar missions of the AV-8B, F-16C &, F/A-18C. (Yes.... a 'camel' is a horse designed by a committee! This proves it.)
The F-22A is designed to be extremely stealthy when it approaches the enemy head-on. Operating at altitudes of 60,000ft (19,292m) and more plus being able to maneuver well at those altitudes. For IR suppression the TVC is designed to reduce the IR signature to the point it is difficult to attack except for from below between the five to seven o'clock position. It flies high enough where contrails don't exist.
The F-35 is designed to be very stealthy from all directions (to protect it from SAMs and radar directed AAA). From other directions it is stealthy but it still more stealthy (most) other aircraft. It has some air to air capability but, nowhere near the F-22As. Its air to air capability is supposed to be around that of the F-16F (Blk #60).... good but not fantastic.
The F-35 benefited from a lot of technology of the F-22 program. If the more saved money from the F-22 program, those funds should be subtracted from the F-22 program!
The F-14A became operation in late 1974 and the F-15A in early 1975. The Su-27 started operation in 1984, with the PVO a years later. The PVO had first deliveries on the Su-27. The V-VS got its first operational planes in 1986 and fully operational by 1988.
The S-37 or Su-47, was a test vehicle to iron out problems which plagued the Su-27 for a decade, (two test pilots killed and four test aircraft crashed). The Su-27 started its design around the same time the F-14A and F-15A... 1969. The lack of accuracy in 'computer simulations' was the crux of the T-10's lack of development. The S-37 remedied this situation. It enhanced computer simulations and advanced the technologies that allowed the S-37 to have forward swept wings. Similar to some of USAF/NASA's X-craft programs.
I have read a fair amount about the T-50 and J20. Actually pieces are more speculation than anything else! We know their role is not exactly the same as the F-22. Looking at the crew of the J20, the plane 'looks' significantly larger than the F-22A. Giving the speculators lots of things to write about. Vladimir Putin President of the Russian Federation said the T-50 will not have the power projection role like the F-22A has. A lot of people have their favorites mainly based upon nationalism and esthetics!
|August 11th, 2011||#8|
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