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MrFreakinMiyagi
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Wonder Woman's plane





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Blaquebuete
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F-15C Eagle



Like a BOSS!






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choupiquesushi
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and how many of ya'll have actually seen air to air combat?





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


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Gone as early as the Vietnam era.

The enemy has to launch intercept aircraft for there to be a dogfight.

Those aircraft (intercept) have been obliterated by our long range missiles, long before the majority of our heaters even climb into the clouds.

Simulations do not count!

Our flyboy granddads were in the shit!


I find your post ironic. During the Vietnam era the prevailing school of thought on air to air combat was that the days of dogfighting was over due to the advent of the air to air missiles. This was why the F4 Phantom originally came with no guns. Once the F-4 started going up against the MIG-21 they quickly realized the days of dogfighting were clearly far from over. This lead to a 20mm cannon being retrofitted to the F-4 and also birthed the Top Gun school to retrain American pilots to dogfight.

Going forward from today, there is still the need for dogfighting skills. Planes are being developed that are more stealthy, maneuverable and are equipped with ever improving missile countermeasures. Thus the pilot who is only capable of flying into missile range and firing those at a far off target will be easy prey to a skilled dogfighter, even in today's air battlefield.



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Yewkindewit
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Hey Five0, I worked downtown in Da Ham and we watched them from the building. I also would occasionally drive to the airport, park on the back road there, and watch them from there. Good ole days.





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LSUnowhas2
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F-22 Raptor





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Drew Orleans
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Air to Air:
F-22 Raptor
F-15C Eagle

Air to Ground:
A-10 Warthog






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LSUnowhas2
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Air to Ground:
A-10 Warthog


and it isn't even close.







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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Naval Aviators can't even manage to take off on their own, they have to be thrown into the air and they have be caught when they return to the boat.....


Air Force pilots can land anything unless they have a 5,000' runway.






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LSUnowhas2
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Air Force pilots can land anything unless they have a 5,000' runway.


I heard a Naval Aviator describe landing on an aircraft carrier as trying to land a plane on a postage stamp. That is an amazing feat.






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Drew Orleans
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meauxjeaux2
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Best tactical fighter aircraft?
this is a fairly simplistic question. Why so many off the wall answers IDK.
One quick question though.
Are you asking about the best of its era or ever? Because the Japanese Zero fighter was the best of its era.






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178cajun
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F35 and it aint even close. Google it. My neice is in the Navy and is assigned to it. Badass is not even close to describe this animal. :spank:





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Drew Orleans
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You couldn't be more wrong.

Love when idiots get on here say, "Yada yada, and it ain't even close..."







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CarRamrod
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1. F22
2. F15
3. F35
4. F18
5. F16
6. F14
the F35 hasnt done shit






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choupiquesushi
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quote:
1. F22
2. F15
3. F35
4. F18
5. F16
6. F14
the F35 hasnt done shit



and has a tomcat EVER... lost a real air to air battle?






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Darth_Vader
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Because the Japanese Zero fighter was the best of its era.


The Grumman Hellcat and Chance-Vaught Corsair respectfully disagree






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H.M. Murdock
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If you choose a plane from a bygone era, you need to cite a specific year, in fact, probably a month if we are talking WWII.

At the moment the F-22 is top dog. It will be aware of and launch missiles at any bandit well before the bandit knows whats going on. Its speed, altitude, radar signature are all unbelievably impressive and that information is just the tip of the unclassified iceberg.

Of the battle proven modern fighters the F-15 has the most scored kills with no losses due to an enemy.

The only thing Russian stuff is good for lately is crashing into crowds at airshows.

eta: And Lord, the F35 is a blackhole of wasted tax payer dollars that is a compromise of crap. Its that plane meant to do everything but excel at nothing.



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meauxjeaux2
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The Grumman Hellcat and Chance-Vaught Corsair respectfully disagree

Are you going on combat record? If so I can see how you'd think that but the Zero was a trendsetter and had the best maneuverability of any fighter of its time.
In a dogfight with a good pilot that plane was tops.






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