I don't know if anybody remembers but a couple of years go I made up an air force. (1/72 in size if anybody was wondering)
Anyway I want to revisit it.
At the time of my last writing, I had both Mig -29's and A4M's in service. I think it is time to work on securing a replacement or those two types.
Anyway I am looking for a type that can hold its own against the CF-18. The Air Force already is flying the Su-27MKI in the air intercept role so I am going to biased this air raft toward the ground pounding and marine interdiction mission. I am thinking that money is an object. And I think that it will be a new build aircraft-not surplus. and I am going to say that this air force has a policy of not purchasing aircraft that are still in development.
So my initial thoughts are that the F-15, Eurofighter and the F18E are too big and costly, F-35 and T-50 are still in development, do they are out.
The short list I come up with is as follows:
The F-16 Block 60
The Saab Griffin
The Dassault Rafele
The chinese FC-1 (can't remember the name of the builder)
Anybody out there have any other types that would it the bill? Or a justification on why or why not these types should be on the list