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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2007, 01:40:25 PM »
Well, this is state of the art with stealth technology. Its just that the trend seems to be developing smaller and agile aircraft these days. Russian aircraft are not known for their small size and big twin-engined fighters cost alot of money to service, and the fuel-costs are pretty high.

Now im not trying to defend the Mako, i preffer to see the Gripen spread to all airforces around the world.  ;D
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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2007, 01:49:23 PM »
I have to confess I prefer the MiG-29 for my FAA. That is not as big as you might think ;D (And I believe better than Gripen, sorry)
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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2007, 04:52:18 PM »
I have to confess I prefer the MiG-29 for my FAA. That is not as big as you might think ;D (And I believe better than Gripen, sorry)
COME ON Globe the Gripen is way better and more modern aircraft ur plane would have a hard time w/ the Gripen

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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2007, 01:29:54 AM »
Haha yeah definitly  8)
And Viggen, I wouldnt mind having a Gripen for my countries airforce :)

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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2007, 12:55:22 PM »
The Gripen actually grows on you. The more you look at it and read about it, the more you start liking it. Its like a hybrid of three aircraft:  JA37 Viggen, F16A and the F5E.  Sure the Viggen looks much better and sounds great, but Gripen has the advantage in air to air-combat over it.  :)

So of course Gripen will also be a better fighter then the Mako, since Makos main purpouse is to be a training aircraft. But still the Mako can steal customers around the world. It always comes down to politics and economics in the end.  :)
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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007, 06:16:14 PM »
I think the MAKO should be more worried of the Czech, Russians and Chinese (L-159, Yak-130, MiG-AT, K-8, FC-1) than the Gripen of competing with the MiG-29.

I don't see MAKO competing Gripen, maybe could have for the UK test pilot school, but Gripen already won that.
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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2007, 01:57:16 AM »
i think its more of a hybrid between a F-16 and a Mirage :)

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Re: Can this be Gripens new opposition
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2007, 07:44:03 AM »
Mmmmmm. Yeah, i agree that the Gripen is better. Any usage of the Mirage is useless.
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