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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2005, 11:53:21 AM »
Yes not doubt that F-15 is better Aircraft specially for Air-to-Ground Firing. The dual-role F-15E Strike Eagle is basically a converted F-15B/D trainer for the ground-attack role. It has a total of 18 external hardpoints and is capable of carrying a wide range of guided or unguided air-ground weapons and up to eight Air-to-Air missiles. And is also capable of delevering nuclear weapons.

The F-15I, F-15K and F-15S are designations for the export versions of the F-15E for Israel, Korea and Saudi Arabie respectively. Licensed built F-15C/D aircraft by Japan for designated F-15J/DJ. Korea has recently ordered the Boeing F-15K while Sukhoi was offering the more agile Su-35 at a much lower price. The F-15K is more advanced than the original F-15E, it has better radar and improved systems and a helmet-mounted cueing system.

Add to that list the F-15T that the Republic of Singapore Air Force is getting as a replacement for their A-4 Super Skyhawks.

one of many sources: http://www.siiaonline.org/news_highlights?wid=171&func=viewSubmission&sid=385

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #49 on: December 12, 2005, 02:30:55 PM »
Ah yes, considering our PAF fan copied all that info from the F-15 section on this website, I guess I need to update it.
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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2005, 03:25:40 PM »
Ah yes, considering our PAF fan copied all that info from the F-15 section on this website, I guess I need to update it.
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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2006, 02:10:32 PM »
I'd have to say the SAAF(South African) comes first in my books.

Given the arms embargos etc. against us from 1972 onward, we still managed to produce some of the best pilots in the world (in my own personal opinion).
Not having the technology on our side, our guys still maged to pull off a 4-4 draw in 2002 when a couple of USAF F-15's were put up against our guys (that were flying premitive Cheetah C's - a Variation/Upgrade version of the Mirage III, created by the  ATLAS company).

The SAAF have now aqcuired some Gripens and we hope to retain that 'edge' our Air Force has always maintained. (However, with qouta systems/affirmative Action in place, it sure is going to be a challenge). :-[

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #52 on: May 15, 2006, 01:45:36 AM »
The best Air Force? Swiss Air Force!!!!!   :-*

I think all Countrys have a advantage to your own territory, yes a U.S Air Force is more powerful  than others but its not so easy to fight on unknown ground

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2006, 02:30:21 PM »
But it's not like you can hide in the woods like ground forces do  ;D
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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2006, 04:22:16 PM »
well i say royal airforce :O) we got a good history, but most peeps will vote for there home county like me
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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2006, 01:55:38 AM »
Hi welcome to the MILAVIA Forum. I like the RAF as well, nice fleet of specialised aircraft and well trained and experienced crews. I especially like it now with the Harriers and Tornado bombers upgraded and Typhoon entering service, while the Tornado F.3s still carry on fitted with AMRAAM and ASRAAM. It's a shame though that the Jaguars had to give way already...
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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2006, 12:28:51 PM »
Hi welcome to the MILAVIA Forum. I like the RAF as well, nice fleet of specialised aircraft and well trained and experienced crews. I especially like it now with the Harriers and Tornado bombers upgraded and Typhoon entering service, while the Tornado F.3s still carry on fitted with AMRAAM and ASRAAM. It's a shame though that the Jaguars had to give way already...

With the US and Russia out of the equation ,I'd go RAF also- with Germany and the Scandanavian countries  a close 2nd-the French 3rd( a combined Franco -British air force could knock off the Red chinese) and a German/scandanaivan combined force could take the Indians

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2006, 12:33:51 PM »
Well, i voted. Im the one who put my vote on RAF since SWAF wasen´t available.  :-\

I see that many votes for USAF, but i dont think they really are the best. They have the tools but im still a bit skeptic about their ability overall. During Desert Storm, the tornado-pilots got the toughest assignments like taking out runways and so on.

But its their approach to the targets that impressed me. I dont think anyone flew closer to the ground in high speeds then RAF tornado-pilots and deliverd their payload on the spot.

 



The RAF tornado pilots got the airfield interdiction duty becuase that was what the tornado is best at, and what those brave brit pilots trained for as their NATO role( they also had a hi casualty rate compared to other allied forces in the Gulf)The brits and the US pilots are probably neck and neck in terms of training and skill,with the Germans,Swedes,Israelis right on their backs- it would come down to resource and power projection- and I'm sorry -the US takes it all..........

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #58 on: June 27, 2006, 12:41:12 PM »
Wow looks like we got a lot of USAF fans here!!!! quite a fight going on, Sure the USAF is the big bad technology warrior around the block which has billions to spend. That sure does count for a lot.

Funny how they were that way back in 1965 - 1975 and had their gonads handed to them in a sack by the we bitty , crippled orphan of a North Vietnamese Air Force.


I voted RAF since WW2 proved that the country which owns the air force has what it takes to save their assets.

BAD CHOICE ,my man! The U.S. Airforce was held down like a chained dog in its own yard by the Johnson Administration ( Sec.McNamara picked the targets not the field commanders) had the field commanders had FREE WILL to attack ,like in WW2 or as evidenced by Operation Linebacker II, the vietnamese would have been knocked out of the air war in in' 65 to '66 campaigns.and as for the RAF in the battle of Britain? the germans didn't have on the ground intell- had they known how bad off the RAF was,they would have continued the Battle of Britain and WON,changing the whole history of the world ,and probably still around ruling europe!

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Re: Which Air Force is Best?
« Reply #59 on: July 13, 2006, 01:52:21 PM »
I dunno....its a good question.
Well, in my opinion, the RAF is the best.
In terms of combat experience, you gotta pick either the USAAF or the RAF. (just opinion, am always open to new insights...so please update me whenever you wish)

I think its the RAF, thanks to their new Eurotyphoon fighters....I love that plane....
and since the USAAF still hasn't replaced their airfleet of F-16s and F-15s with the new F-22 raptor, (i heard that they are actually going to adopt a cheaper version of the F-22 called Y-22 or something (da hell...))
anyways, since the Eurotyphoon is currently one of the newest fighters in the world, and since France, Germany and Spain isn't included in the list....I go with the RAF. Its just in terms of technicality....there are probably a lot of better airforces in the world, based on training and pilot capabilities... but ill just go with the RAF....

 



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