US Air Supremacy threatened?




 
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March 11th, 2010  
Aussie.
 
 

Topic: US Air Supremacy threatened?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BKW7G_dIxc

Anybody have anything to contribute to this? I think I know what the majority of posts will be like but even so..
March 11th, 2010  
Atasas
 
1'st of all- it is not! 2- yeah it is not easy to be on a "winning street" all the time as all allies (most without any technological contribution) expect latest supplies; 3- there are some good bits coming through out from Russia and China, but to say that production will be as successful @ the same time- nonsense- too many "half baked" projects requires load of investments etc as well...
March 12th, 2010  
KJ
 
 
Well, the video are comparing future gen 4++ fighters with US F-15,s..

A few thoughts.
The double didgit SAM threat WAS a threat untill one realized that stealth fighterbombers could quite easily punch a hole in the coverage before flying attack aircraft through the gap in the systems.

F-35 should play an important role in defeating airdefences just as the F-117 did in its time.
The gap between the two never became a reality as was a realistc fear when double didgits were new.

MHO
//KJ.
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March 15th, 2010  
wolfen
 
Lets see, Russia and china developing state of the art weapons.............ok, they sell them to whoever wants to buy them................whats new? they are better than ours? maybe, but I doubt it.
March 16th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
The only nation that can rob us of air superiority in the forseeable future is the E.U....Or Aliens...
March 16th, 2010  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Czin
The only nation that can rob us of air superiority in the forseeable future is the E.U....Or Aliens...
Or increasing cost of aircraft per unit, coupled with Congressional slices in defense spending, Idc if it is not happening now, because what really is the point of focus is what may happen in the future. And the pricing and availiblitly of foreign anti air munitions, and the technological gap between "their" munitions and our munitions capability.
March 18th, 2010  
wolfen
 
And yet a P51D can still turn inside all of them
March 18th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfen
And yet a P51D can still turn inside all of them
Propellor driven planes have always been better turners than jets. Methinks the Red baron's plane would be able to turn circles around an F-22.
March 18th, 2010  
wolfen
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Czin
Propellor driven planes have always been better turners than jets. Methinks the Red baron's plane would be able to turn circles around an F-22.
I have seen a replica Fokker DR1 fly in combat maneuvers, and last year I saw a F22 Raptor out of Hampton at the NAS Oceana air show, and I have to agree since I saw a DR1 do things a modern jet can't do without dropping out of the sky
March 26th, 2010  
Czin
 
 
Since we are no longer building anymore F-22s, and are instead focusing on the generalist F-35, which unlike the F-22 was built to be a jack of all trades, while the F-22 was made to be a master of air to air combat, I can see that we might have problems in the future. You can't build a vehicle that can do everything as well as your level of technology dictates is possible, but you can build a vehicle that can do a certain few tasks as well as your current level of technology will let you.
 


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