Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 749 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4255 times:
I thought about posting this in the military forum, but I never go in there, and I would be sorry if I missed it. It is a Sukhoi SU-30 doing a demo flight. I have never seen an aircraft bend the laws of aeronautics in the same way. Check it out. I did a search, and didn't find anything on this, if it has already been posted, I apologize.
REALLY good. When it's "kill or be killed" you like your chances when you can get your weaponry pointed at your adversary and there's little they can do about it because their airplane isn't as good as yours.
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EBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3736 times:
Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 5): Is it really that big of an Issue? The Eurofighter was supposedly designed not to need a small radar signature due to its capabilities.
Although i would feel safer in a fight being invisible...
As I recall, the Eurofighter Typhoon has a small radar signature, but not nearly as small as the F-22 has. Still, I don't believe the designers of the Typhoon completely ignored the radar signature issue. Typhoon is incredibly maneuverable and that is perhaps its biggest advantage. Clearly, the Russians are also working hard to develop fighters that're a lot more agile than those they've designed in the past, though all will likely agree the SU-27 was no slouch in this realm.
Oroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 941 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3537 times:
It is kinda hard to tell in that F-22 video because the Raptor doesn't have the smoke to show the airflow over the wings. In a dogfight, the Raptor can hold its own against anything fielded by any air force today.