S 37/Su 47, Stacked agiast the Raptor - Page 2

View Poll Results :Witch one do you favor? Why?
F-22A 14 82.35%
Su 47,S/37 3 17.65%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

November 21st, 2006  
Originally Posted by Fox
Watch your mouth....there are alot of Americans on this forums. heh.....

(Mods, if you think I acting like Moderator, well, I don't. I'm proud to be an American, though.)
I guess there's nothing wrong with not liking a country... At least he didn't say he didn't like Americans.

I chose the F-22 because it seems to be a better plane overall. A couple of things that I like about the F-22 are that the weapons are stored internally whcih lowers radar signatures (as someone above me stated plus it just looks more cool like in the movie Stealth), the technology loaded into that plane is just astounding, and the USAF concept of "kill from far away" is more appealing than "wait till you can see the whites of the enemy's eyes." Why risk losing a dogfight when you can kill them from far away? I think that's why MiGs in the past have been more maneuverable than their American counterparts in the past; Americans build for far range combat and Russians build for close range.

It seems like the American designers go for the "if the old designs work, then build upon it." Kind of like the "don't fix it if it's not broken" philosophy whereas the Russians are trying for extreme innovation as evident in the swept forward design. Will it work? I guess time will tell.
November 21st, 2006  
The Russian aircraft looks like it has the possibility of being a very capable fighter, and perhaps on par with the F-22. At this time however, the technology in that fighter is not really practical, so I voted for the F-22.
November 21st, 2006  
The Russians should have stayed with the Su 37 program, instead of converting the aircraft back to Su 35s.

Looks like the Russians have a major problem on their hands folks.
God help em if a Modern Miltary air battle is fought in Russian airspace. I hopefully it will never be agaist the Raptor, witch, no matter how it is looked at, like every Abrams, Enfield Rifle, Claymore, Barret Rifle, all these things that sprint technologies foward, are ment for death and destruction.
But, in today's world, they are needed sadly, and I hope they never go away.

I voted the Su 47 S/ 37 , beacause it has alot more room since the F 22A is already serving. That means, that the craft can get either more uprades, such as redesigned foward swept wings, and updated avionics.

I would like to see, as a military aviation fan, love to see a Sukhoi made 5th generation fighter, but, I will always, if I had the choice, rather have a USAF Raptor flying escort...

Oh, and Fox, I agree 100% with ya! But, if people have opinions, they should say them at the right time and in the right place, and never over do it.
November 22nd, 2006  
i voted for the F-22 because it just seems to have more potential, and it helps to be deployed to operational units.
November 22nd, 2006  
Russians always produce a great aircraft, yet America normally has the advantage over them with their electronics
November 22nd, 2006  
Yea, it all depends on what your looking for in a fighter aircraft.

Avionics, data sharing capabilities.

Or good ole fashion manuverability and range?

Similar Topics
F-22 Raptor Ready for its Combat Role
The Raptor is a horrible failure?
Brits flying the raptor.
USAF Declares Initial Operational Capability For Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
Raptor To Begin Final Flight Tests