Source: Defense News
quote: Hell they don't even need an air force, truth be told.
quote: It could yet prove to be the most expensive defense purchase in Canadian history -- $25 billion and counting. The military promises it's the best fighter jet available, but some critics are saying it's a turkey hatched from a bad idea: a do-it-all plane that might not do anything well-at-all.
quote: Even the F-22 that is a much better fighter plane was still beaten by German Tornado's 4 to 1.To quote the lead designer of the F-16, reconized all over the world as one of the best fighters of all time, and that can be named in the same bread as the Spitfighter, P51, 109, Zero, Mig 17 and the F4.He basically called the F-35 a Lemon!
quote: One of the first things the guy says spouts off about is how small the wings are, yet the wing loading is very close to the F16 for the A model.
quote: Even the F-22 that is a much better fighter plane was still beaten by German Tornado's 4 to 1.
quote: Hence, at least in a (possibly unrealistic) WVR (Within Visual Range) air-to-air engagement with the Typhoon, the Raptor is not invincible. However, as already explained several times, simulated kills scored during dissimilar BFM engagements don’t prove a fighter plane is better than another one, and are almost meaningless unless the actual Rules Of Engagement (ROE) and the training scenario are known.
quote: if i have to pick between buying 40 f-35 and buying 200+ F-16 planes, i would get 200+ F-16s.
quote: Anyone who says otherwise should ask Germany during WW-II, how the 85.000 cheap build T-34 did against Panzer III, IV, V and Tiger tanks.
quote: it's a lot more likely that somebody is going to test you capability. -
quote: To quote the lead designer of the F-16, reconized all over the world as one of the best fighters of all time, and that can be named in the same bread as the Spitfighter, P51, 109, Zero, Mig 17 and the F4.
quote: “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime,”
quote: The CBC piece was especially sensationalist and manipulative. I feel as if I've been beaten over the head just reading it.
quote: As far as I can tell, Canadians have a problem with Harper because he's not a flaming Communist like they would prefer up there.
quote: Learn to use Google.
quote: I've never seem anyone argue a point so hard for no reason.
quote: which option would provide better strategic air value in north america? 80 F35s or 40 F22s?