Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by EarlyChop, Feb 13, 2012.
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What do you make of this?
Political hype to pull out of future funding of the project.
However, the Sukoi looks as cool as ever.
MODS could we merge this with the F35 thread thats running so that everything is together
Good bet that's true. Politicians realise they don't really fancy buying these expensive little blighters so they rubbish them first. I wonder if there is any truth to them not being particularly effective at visual range dogfighting.
Surely the idea of F35 and other modern air defence fighters is to fight well beyond visual range? Isn't this about WW4 rather than WW2?
Best pilots to ask regards vis range dog fighting are the Israelis, they are the masters of dog fighting in jets using canon!!!!
Visual range dogfighting?
Things have gone remarkably wrong if that ever happens.
You are talking about the RN, who ignore tactically proven doctrine just to ensure a Thursday War goes smoothly. And the FOSTies answer when challenged on this:
"well, you never know when it might be needed. But we'll not be practicing the proper way to do things......."
Why would you attack someone with a printer?
Cos it's a 'laser' printer - obvious innit!!
Though probably a better option is the Canon Bubble Jet i80. Just check out some of the features and you will see why it is more than a match for an F35 (or a Sukhoi);
Smaller, sleeker, smarter
Significantly smaller than competitive models and ultra lightweight, at just 1.8 kg... its sleek, stylish design will turn heads wherever you go.
Convenient wireless connectivity
Speed and staying power
The i80 works with all popular Windows and Mac operating systems.
What about us Linux users?
I was sent this today and have decided to share it with all you Wafu/would be CVS types.
Sorry if it lies elsewhere, also, feel free to move it to a better location!
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - The New York Times
It will be interesting when we attack Iran to see how they fair against Iranian F14s. Having read somewhere that statistically Beyond Visual Range missiles have a huge failure rate I would be a little worries to be honest. I'll fish about for the data.
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