RAAF Replaces F/A 18's and F-111's with JSF F-35




View Poll Results :Should the RAAF replace the f111s and f/a 18s?
yes 2 28.57%
no 5 71.43%
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Boots
 
March 4th, 2004  
Grumpy_monkey
 

Topic: RAAF Replaces F/A 18's and F-111's with JSF F-35


The Royal Australian Air Force is planning on scraping the F-111's, and F/a 18's and replacing both with the JSF. taking into acount the range, and performance of the F 111, and f/a 18- what do people think about replacing 2 awesome beasts with a short range piece of crap?
March 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: Now now


I wouldent say the JSF is a piece of crap. Australia dosent need a strong offencive Air Force, it needs a good defencive one. Now, you should still have some of the larger fighters stasy in service, but not all.
March 4th, 2004  
Animal Mother
 
Replace the F/A-18's, but not the F-111C's
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March 4th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: Yes


Yes. Animal Mother is right. THe F111 are not in the same roll as the F18s...
March 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Is trhis suppose to take place now, or down the line somtime?
March 5th, 2004  
Grumpy_monkey
 
last i heard, the F111Cs, F111Gs, and R-f111's as well as all F/a 18's are to be fased out by 2015. The F111 is an old aircraft- given, however, it is still one of the best aircraft of its type, with an unbeatable range. If, say a naval task force with carriers were attempting to invade, the JSF would not have the range/power of an F-111. in terms of fighters, the F/A 18 has greater range than the JSF, and in my personal opinion, a generally better performance. also, in my opion, the ADF is just seeking a multipurpose, cheap fighter bomber to replace an already efficient and effective force
March 6th, 2004  
diplomatic_means
 
Quote:
Posted by Sherman:
Australia dosent need a strong offencive Air Force, it needs a good defencive one.
C'mon man you know the best defense is a good offense.

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May 7th, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
The JSF is faster and more agile. Seeing as how it's in Aussieland, it doesn't really need much range. It can land vertically, too!
May 9th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Yes,and give them to us we are short of planes