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Old 01-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #35
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Agreed. But I can almost hear Pentagon officials still *****ing about the cost of that program.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #36
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It's a shame the F-22 is no longer in production.
They got to figure out what is wrong first before they can continue to build more. From what I understand there was way too many problems with oxygen system.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:41 PM   #37
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It's a shame the F-22 is no longer in production.
Agreed, but it's understandable, because in reality who do we have to worry about in regards to Air Superiority, the only countries really are Russia, due to pilot expertise, not for aircraft design, and China who has questionable pilots to say the least. Granted this is today and in 5-10 years this could all change and we could draw the short end of the stick.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:43 PM   #38
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They got to figure out what is wrong first before they can continue to build more. From what I understand there was way too many problems with oxygen system.
There's almost too much new stuff on the plane, similar to the SR-71, it was so ahead of it's time. I mean the only reason it never went faster was due to the tolerance of the wings, the heat was so great the performance had to be decreased. Then again, it bled oil like a stuck pig due to the seals having to be built with expansion of airframe at speed, and burnt so much fuel taking off it had to be refueled immediately after takeoff.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:45 PM   #39
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They got to figure out what is wrong first before they can continue to build more. From what I understand there was way too many problems with oxygen system.
Whoops, apparently they figured that out. Ignore that.
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Agreed, but it's understandable, because in reality who do we have to worry about in regards to Air Superiority, the only countries really are Russia, due to pilot expertise, not for aircraft design, and China who has questionable pilots to say the least. Granted this is today and in 5-10 years this could all change and we could draw the short end of the stick.
China had to use a clip from Top Gun to advertise their new fighter jets. I don't think they're much of a problem right now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #41
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There's almost too much new stuff on the plane, similar to the SR-71, it was so ahead of it's time. I mean the only reason it never went faster was due to the tolerance of the wings, the heat was so great the performance had to be decreased. Then again, it bled oil like a stuck pig due to the seals having to be built with expansion of airframe at speed, and burnt so much fuel taking off it had to be refueled immediately after takeoff.
Those afterburners on that rig look glorious
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If Russias pilots would keep the plane in the air, they wouldn't be half bad.
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If Russias pilots would keep the plane in the air, they wouldn't be half bad.
Too busy chasing ufos
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China had to use a clip from Top Gun to advertise their new fighter jets. I don't think they're much of a problem right now.
Haha very true, although they did use a Russian Pilot to land on their new carrier.
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China had to use a clip from Top Gun to advertise their new fighter jets. I don't think they're much of a problem right now.
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This one is a cool pic... :usa:

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