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    Post  miketheterrible on Thu May 18, 2017 7:48 am

    these exercises are hilarious. They cant use majority of their sensors in some cases and most of the jets available are not really all that great at dog fighting. Let alone, the F-35 lacks that option almost altogether.

    It is always skewed.


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    Is f 35 capabile to dogfight

    Post  moskit on Mon May 22, 2017 8:39 am Realistic??

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    Post  GarryB on Tue May 23, 2017 10:49 am

    DAS is part of DIRCMS... MiG-35s and Su-35s will have that as well as PAK FA.

    Networked information sharing is also part of the package... will it really be that different having an F-35 provide information on targets compared with now where JSTARS and AWACS provides the same info?

    Really don't think these are things that will save an F-35 when missiles are flying... at the end of the day fighters kill with AAMs and cannon... sophisticated aircraft can stop missiles most of the time so against a third world country the F-35 will be fine... but against China or Russia or India for that matter they will find they are dogfighting with a real gun fighter and more likely than not they will be in trouble because they are not faster or longer ranged than the later model Flankers let alone anything 5th gen, so they can't even run away properly.

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