|Quoting Jwenting (Reply 4):|
I think the AG role for the F-22 was always meant as a ruse to deflect political pressure to develop the aircraft into a multirole system, never intended as a serious attempt
|Quoting CX747 (Reply 8):|
|Quoting Jwenting (Reply 7):|
I doubt it will, especially seeing the reduction to now under 200 aircraft for the F-22 order.
|Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):|
I don't want to offend anyone but I just realized that attempting to make the Raptor an F/A-22 would be similar to Hitler ordering the Luftwaffe to use the Me-262 as a ground attack aircraft (which happened during WW2).
|Quoting NorCal (Reply 10):|
Under 200?!?!? how many F-15s do we have? Our whole military doctrine is based around air superiority, how do we attain that without an air superiority fighter?
|Quoting Jwenting (Reply 12):|
Yes, under 200. The current plan calls for just 189 F-22s to be delivered to the USAF. These will be designated for continental air defense only (at least under the latest plans I've read about), so to NORAD assigned units.