Air to air: F-22
Air to ground: A-10
this guy nailed it.
the 22 has the most advanced avionics package I've yet to witness.
you literally can't get a radar ping on it. it domiantes the air. even the EA18G is having difficulty locking a 22 down. it's amazing.
the f14 was truly an American aircraft. fast and loud it required 40 maintence man hours for every hour of flight. not good if you need to keep those birds in the air. but it was a damn effective interceptor.
the f15 and f16 are AF aircraft. I don't know too much about them. but just the eye test I can tell you they are nimble as frick.
the f18 is average. average as shite. good at everything. great at nothing. and easy to maintain.
that being said. I'm in Nevada for top gun as we speak. we have some salty arse pilots flying the f18 "baby" hornets and they are whipping the shite out of the raptors. all depends on the pilot IMO.
air to ground? no debate. A-10. and its not even close. even a f18 with a full "superman" package cant compare to the A10.
well shite. forgot about the AC130...
This post was edited on 8/20 at 1:03 am