Eurofighter a shooting star in clash with US jets - Page 2




 
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June 20th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
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Originally Posted by CABAL
No, the Eurofighter has no similarities with the Mig 1.44. I've heard enough of the "this looks like this" contest already. You cannot simply judge an aircraft by its wing designs and intakes.
Nor can assumptions be made about "lockons" being the last thing that happens when two fighters are in conflict. There are countermeasures and weaponry that are not figured into the equation. Also, a lot depends on whether a pilot is a recruit or a "Top Gun" instructor.
June 21st, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missileer
Quote:
Originally Posted by CABAL
No, the Eurofighter has no similarities with the Mig 1.44. I've heard enough of the "this looks like this" contest already. You cannot simply judge an aircraft by its wing designs and intakes.
Nor can assumptions be made about "lockons" being the last thing that happens when two fighters are in conflict. There are countermeasures and weaponry that are not figured into the equation. Also, a lot depends on whether a pilot is a recruit or a "Top Gun" instructor.
A bit of a side note.

It would be fun to see two enemy fighers intercept each other, then both land on a near air strip and park beside each other, take their mesuring devices, cameras etc and the best looking machine from the photos and data where a jurry of profesionall photographers, the worlds out most respected photographers of unbased countries that is not involved in the conflict.
June 21st, 2005  
TMV
 
Dude, the Raptor is the best fighter in the world. It takes on 10 F-15's at time and the F-15's never even see the F-22.
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June 21st, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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Dude, the Raptor is the best fighter in the world. It takes on 10 F-15's at time and the F-15's never even see the F-22.
Source?
June 21st, 2005  
Kilgore
 
Meh, Mig-29 would even give an F-15 a run for its money (If it gets close). Im not sure about that F-22 story.
June 21st, 2005  
FO Seaman
 
 
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
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Dude, the Raptor is the best fighter in the world. It takes on 10 F-15's at time and the F-15's never even see the F-22.

Source?
Discovery and History channel. F/A-22 is to replace the F-15.
June 22nd, 2005  
TMV
 
Yeah, special on the history channel.
June 23rd, 2005  
The Other Guy
 
 
I believe that the F-22 would completely demolish the competition, which we all agreed on in an earlier thread.
June 23rd, 2005  
bushpig1998
 
 
The Eurofighter is a great plane, make no mistake! BUUUUT the F22 is a newer design with a lot of mistakes from the past avoided (which the design tream on the E-fighter had to make).
Comparing the E-fighter to a F15 is like comparing the F15 to a Hunter Hawk. Different era's and different class of fighters. The E-fighter will whip an F15 in close combat - look at the design of the plane, it is made for super agility while the F15 is designed for high speed.

I say the e-fighter can hold its own in a dog fight - no questions about that, but we have to see what the F22 is capable of before we proclaim it to be the best. The russian planes don't play a role anymore (in future designs), since aircraft design has almost come to a complete halt since the end of the cold war.
June 23rd, 2005  
AlexKall
 
Wouldn't be the first time the underdog won a fight.