Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1270 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Did the US already tested its F22 and F35 against the Euro-build TYPHOON and RAPHALE (or maybe even GRIPPEN) in close combat excercises?
This question also aplies for all other combinations
IF so, what was the outcome?
IF not what would be the outcome in your opinion?
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11448 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
Guys, I sometimes sit on the roof of a parking deck next to the landing path at Dobbins ARB, where Lockheed makes the F/A-22 and watch them take off during test flights. They outclimb their F-16 chase planes pretty easily it seems, and they are spectacular to see in flight.
I too hope to see the USAF get more of these birds, and that we do not have to use them.
Cloudy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 32767 times:
My guess is that with comparisons between fighter aircraft, it is not simply a matter of one aircraft being better than another even with everything else being equal. It is probably more like the "paper, rock and scissors" game. Plane A may beat plane B, and plane B may beat plane C. But that doesn't necessarily mean that A beats C, indeed the opposite may be the case.
The DERA comparison only compares everything to the SU-35. The odds may change considerably when the planes are put up against other opponents. This is not even counting the impact of training, readiness, AWACS and other support. These factors tend to be far more important than aircraft choice.