Su-30 vs F15,F16,F18 - Page 2




 
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November 18th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Yup.
Often these Soviet Block aircraft have had their abilities grossly inflated.
The MiG 25 is one example.
The West were s***ing bricks when an Israeli F-4 failed to chase it but when a defector flew one of those things to Japan they realized it was a really lousy jet with a hideously high top speed.
November 18th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...ghter_aircraft

Just some stats that are a bit interesting
November 18th, 2004  
egoz
 
that's a cool link. someone brought up the high cost of the F22 in international relations class last semester. they failed to realize that the production numbers have been cut drastically since it's beginning. so it only makes sense that each aircraft costs $152million per plane. same goes with the B2.
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November 19th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
That's still ridiculously expensive though.
November 19th, 2004  
egoz
 
well maybe we can look at it as a conspiracist and say the reason the ATF program went $7 bil over the budget was to fund black projects and our new spy plane. or we could look at reality and say the planes were priced at X amount of dollars and since we kept updating the avionics, delaying the program, and lowering the production numbers, it was inevitable that they'd cost more. it's ironic that Congress was worried the program costs too much so they delayed it to evaluate the situation and cut production numbers when in fact it only made it more expensive