Best modern fighter? - Page 2




View Poll Results :What is the best modern fighter?
F-22 20 71.43%
EFA 2000 2 7.14%
Dassault Rafale 0 0%
JAS 39 Gripen 2 7.14%
JSF 1 3.57%
Other 3 10.71%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

 
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September 14th, 2004  
Red_Army
 
 
The SU-47 Berkut is the best!
September 14th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAINT
F-15... always modern. Nothing can beat even in the future. 8)
I would agree with you there, Mach 2.5 is pretty good, right up until the JSF came into place. That thing owns.
September 18th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
YF 23 black widow 2!
best air superiority plane around.
beat the F22 in everything but manovourability and cost.
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September 18th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
But was it ever put into actual service?
September 18th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
I think the "F-23" was the opponent to the F-22 in the competition that decided which was purchased by the US. Obviously the F22 beat the F23, so the F22 is better.
September 21st, 2004  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by c/LtCdr
I think the "F-23" was the opponent to the F-22 in the competition that decided which was purchased by the US. Obviously the F22 beat the F23, so the F22 is better.
was a purely political choice.
was only because the US wanted the cheaper one and the US wanted a dog fighter no other reason.
September 22nd, 2004  
Six
 
Sorry, I have been away for a few days and couldn't answer questions. Yes, I meant the best air superiority combat aircraft. Basically, is there one fighter that would have the best chances of beating any of the others. One of the reasons the YF-22 was chosen instead of the -23 was the -22 has thrust vectored engines. But yes, cost (and therefore politics) was another issue.
September 22nd, 2004  
devilwasp
 
still it was stupid, thrust vectoring does you no good if you cant see the enemy or catch it or have the range to catch it.
September 23rd, 2004  
SAINT
 
I'm old fashioned.. I still think the F-4J Phantom II forever modern.

The hippy fashion of the 60s.. Phantom II 8)
September 23rd, 2004  
devilwasp
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SAINT
I'm old fashioned.. I still think the F-4J Phantom II forever modern.

The hippy fashion of the 60s.. Phantom II 8)
lol go on the phanton ,every one loves it.