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SU-35 as updated


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Best tactical fighter aircraft?


That depends on the mission.


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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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F-14 Tomcat or F/A-18F superhornet


The F14 was designed as fighter, the F/A-18 and variants were designed for multiple roles. It is usually better to do one thing really well than a bunch of things just average. The EA6B Prowler is being replaced by the F-18G, and while it will offer many benefits in terms of operational cost, mission performance is reduced.


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It is usually better to do one thing really well than a bunch of things just average


Why the 35 sucks... oh and 1 engine.


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F-4 Phantom

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Back in the day, of course.


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F-14 RIP


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As far as overall combat record, the f-15 has like a 45-0 combat record. Pretty amazing airplane.


Right on, right on. However you are dead on with the F-22. Both the F-15 and F-22 make their money by seeing, shooing, and killing their opponent before they are even detected. The F-22 does it a whole lot more better than the F-15. I think they were throwing 3 (or 5 I cannot recall) F-15s at one F-22 during its development. The F-22 was winning the "dog fights".

Having said that I miss the F-14, and I really miss seeing the F-4s flying over Birmingham.


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US: Corsair or Mustang

UK: Spitfire

DE: Messerschmitt

Air to air warfare/combat was the heaviest ever in history during this time period (WWII)

Dogfighting


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just1dawg
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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The F14 was designed as fighter, the F/A-18 and variants were designed for multiple roles.


I always thought of the F-14 more as a big interceptor.

Also, the F-14, while badass, was crippled for many years by its problematic engines. Only the -A+/B and -D models really could live up to the hype.

While the F-22 is probably today's best fighter, the Typhoon is similar in performance but it lacks as much stealth.


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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
Baron Manfred von Richtofen called, he disagrees.


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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
Eglin was flying a ton of training flights last week while I was in Destin. There was a consistent stream of F-35, F-15, and Osprey's flying. The 35's did a couple of low passes on the way back to Eglin. It's amazing how quiet they were compared to the F-15s.


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Navy pilots or Air Force pilots? Marine aviators are stationed on carriers now so I guess you can lump them in with the navy guys.


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AF


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Not all of them. My old buddy from the Marines is still flying Huey's, not from the deck of a float. In the desert.


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I think they were throwing 3 (or 5 I cannot recall) F-15s at one F-22 during its development. The F-22 was winning the "dog fights".


I'm pretty sure it was 5 and the F-15's never saw the raptor.

At least that's what I read. That said, the days of the dogfight are long gone probably.


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quote:
SR 71

Not really a "fighter" jet


You obviously haven't watched or read X-Men.

Image: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GpPbR8cLfB8/TfCkVmyBreI/AAAAAAAAANA/atbPH_IfWac/s1600/X-Men-First-Class-Movie-X-Jet.jpeg


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Aerial or ground?


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