Lockheed's F-22 Raptor – a maintenance nightmare
High-Maintenance F-22 Stealth Features Keeping It in the Shop
and not use his countermeasures
That article is BS and is intended to show that the F-22 can't be shot down normally, and can only be shot down if the F-22 pilot makes a mistake or doesn't know what they are doing.
The suggestion that the IIR sidewinder needs to see an AB in full power to get a lock is a load of rubbish and lends evidence to the fact that this story is probably just propaganda by a pro F-22 lobby group.
"more recently, there have been repeated reports that two RAF Typhoons deployed to the USA for OEU trails work have been flying against the F-22 at NAS China Lake, and have peformed better than was expected. There was little suprise that Typhoon, with its world-class agility and high off-boresight missile capability was able to dominate "Within Visual Range" flight, but the aircraft did cause a suprise by getting a radar lock on the F22 at a suprisingly long rate. The F-22s cried off, claiming that they were "unstealthed" anyway, although the next day´s scheduled two vs. two BVR engagement was canceled, and the USAF decided they didn´t want to play any more."
"When this incident was reported on a website frequented by front-line RAF aircrew a senior RAF officer urged an end to the conversation on security grounds"
Garry, On topic of Australia interested in Pak-Fa...I doubt it will ever happen. They will get F-35 in the end which is not ideally suited to large Australian land mass and northern coastline.
Regarding F-22 production, US could easily have made a little bit downgraded model of F-22 even for themselves. Lets say a model that has maintainence costs similar to F-15.
But I think you cant underestimate JSF lobby either.
I've heard from a lot of fanboys that the F-22 isnt cancelled at all and the production just stopped and the problems concerning durability are russian propaganda and the F-22 is very durable and operates without problem in moist places such as Guam
GarryB wrote:Why wouldn't you want more of this plane for less if there was little actually wrong with it?
To Alfa :AlfaT8 wrote:I wonder what were the losses during the Korean war when the F-86 Sabre came to save the day from the evil MIG-15.
The figures' losses of F-86, we will never know exactly, however a fair estimates, at minima, the estimation is at least several hundreds, more near the thousand. At minima of course.
MIG-15 LOSSES 300-330
Reasons for losses for MIG-15
1)no independent decisions till full flight profile
2) Under constant command from home base in N.K (for russkiy)
3) Some landing problems of MIG Gear
4)Unable to shoot during planned(unplanned ?) missions.(I dont remember)
I read somewhere in the net -when I find the link, I will post it here- that a pathetic propaganda claimed that only around 100 F-86 lost, but.....more than 1000 pilots rescued . Isn't a joke ?gaurav wrote:
SABRE(and its versions): (destroyed)1100 plus.
Damaged(beyond repair + repairable) around another: 1000 U.S aircraft
MIG-15 dealt a crushing blow to Sabre and rattled the Americans beyond frenzy.
2 thousand U.S aircraft gone for a picnic in this war..!
It was documented by some website I am forgetting now which link was that.