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Offline Raptor

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2007, 08:01:09 AM »
Raptors all the way. Plus. They have great avionics.

Unfortunatly, our friend Val is right. Flankers aren't good enough to engage those eensy weensy little flies buzzing around.

No pun intended. Right.
The Typhoon was designed to shoot down planes to the best of it's ability. Not much more can it do efficiently.
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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2007, 04:55:19 AM »
Hey Air Marshal, you forgot the F-15 Eagle!!! 

I love the F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor.   

BUT I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE IT TO THE F-14 TOMCAT. 

IT WAS RETIRED TOO EARLY BECAUSE OF OUR STUPID POLITICIANS.   Regardless of what others say in regards to the airframe being too old and needed too much maintenance time. aircraft carrier crews spoke out the truth - IT DIDN'T NEED THAT MANY HOURS TO MAINTAIN THE F-14 FOR EVERY ONE HOUR FLYING TIME! The airframe was still strong and tight! 


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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2007, 04:26:31 PM »
F-15 Eagle all the way  8)

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2007, 03:41:57 AM »
It your talking just favorite then F-15 if your talking best F-22.   

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2007, 12:34:24 PM »
Mr. nonpilot,  it is possible the F-22 may be the best, but as we speak, the USAF is working on the Raptor's successor.    Most likely, Lockheed Skunkworks.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2007, 02:26:40 PM »
Hello Mr. Valiant1
That goes without saying aviation never stays still and a lot of good projects came out of Lockheed Skunkworks.  It will be years before anybody's air force has anything close to an F-22, the US has too much of a head start and the funding to back it up.   I do think there are a lot of very good fighters on the market that perform very well and will for years to come.   Not every aircraft design must be able to do battle against F-22s to be good.   Most would avoid going toe to toe against the US.   These kinds of post are difficult to respond to and when I read posters comments about this aircraft can beat that aircraft most leave out the most important factor, pilot skill.   

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2007, 05:04:57 AM »
That's true, pilot skill is a major factor.  And again you're correct in saying other nations have excellent fighters, as I've pointed out in these posts time and time again.  England, for example, with Germany, Spain and Italy, have produced the remarkable supermaneuverable Tyhpoon and Sweden has the magnificent Gripen, although I think the Swedes should have used the EJ200 jet engine from the Typhoon rather than the Hornet's rather weak engine.

And speaking of the F-18C and D Hornet, I feel it would have been a better dogfighter had it been given  more powerful engines such as those of the Typhoon,which would have given the C and D models a Mach 2 class rating WITH supercruise and thrust vectoring on top of that.  Then I feel the Hornet would be able to dance with Flankers and Fulcrums.

But the weakest part of the US Raptor is the cost, sadly enough, the US Air Force is cutting down on the number of purchase constantly.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2007, 09:08:33 PM »
The EJ200 on the Typhoon doesn't have thrust vectoring does it? I don't think it does  :-\

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2007, 05:23:18 AM »
I'm not sure, some people say it does, others say it doesn't.   I hope I didn't make the wrong assumption.

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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2007, 06:51:27 PM »
I am 99% sure it doesn't, or at least doesn't seem to have on photos ::)
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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2007, 05:56:29 PM »
I take the Su-30 because there isn't a Su-37 on the list. I like the Su-37 because of its extraordinary maneuvrability and power.  ;)
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Re: What is Your Favorite Modern Fighter Jet
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2007, 08:20:51 PM »
Welcome to the forum Flanker.94.  :)
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