[Rushtalk] U.S. Air Force's most sophisticated stealth jet is beaten in dogfight by plane from 1970s... despite being the most expensive weapon in history

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at verizon.net
Sat Aug 1 19:46:50 MDT 2015


Historically we have always favored the older, familiar jets.  Many favored
the F-4J over the new F-14.  We do exactly the same thing with cars.  Same
going on now.

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beaten in dogfight by plane from 1970s... despite being the most expensive
weapon in history

My Son told me the same thing.  He flew F-16 for 20 years.

Bernie
On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:28:35 -0400 Tom Matiska <tom.matiska at att.net>
writes:
> An F16 pilot who flew against one gave me a pretty good opinion of 
> it.  It is a whole new class of fighter.    Hard to defend the price 
> tag.   We need to buy a few hundred more of the latest F15s and F16s 
> before our inventory is reduced to a few dozen new toys and mostly 
> 30++ year old jets .    Tom
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> Steven Laib <stevenlaib at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
> >Concentrating on expensive stuff that doesn't work instead of less 
> 
> >expensive that does.
> >Typical government.
> >
> >On 7/31/15 12:09 AM, Carl Spitzer wrote:
> >>       The F-35 stealth jet has already cost the military more 
> than
> >> $350billion
> >>       But in a mock battle it was outperformed by an F-16 
> designed in the
> >> 1970s F-35 test pilot said new plane was too cumbersome to dodge 
> enemy fire
> >>       He deemed it totally inappropriate for fighting aircraft 
> within
> >> visual range
> >>
> >>
> >> 
>
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3144873/U-S-air-force-s-sophistic
ated-stealth-jet-beaten-dogfight-plane-1970s-despite-expensive-weapon-his
tory.html
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Military Intelligence at its finest.
> >>
> >> CWSIV
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