Well, I finally got some time here to post and an article I was reading the other day prompted me as well. I was reading my current edition of Defence today on the russian F35S..yes S. This is the current version which in most circles seems to have a lot of people worried. WHY, well have a read here http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Su-35S-Flanker.html . Seems that defence today people are not the only ones concerned.
I’ll give you all the lite( light) version.
1 This new puppy WILL sustain super-cruise
2 Only one other aircraft can do this at present and thats the F22 Raptor.
3 supercruising is flying at supersonic speeds without afterburner, that means you launch your missiles at the attacker ( enemy) in this case and the zoom out of his missile envelope before he splatters you all over the sky.
4 It means hen your missile leaves the rails its already travelling faster thatn the other blokes, assumig of course its NOT a F22 Raptor that you are looking at shooting in the lips.
5 NOW think about out Mach 1.6 we dont have any yet, only got one engine piece of shit JSF F35 that we are gunna fork out mega bucks for, think also about whats being predicted as a 10:1 exchange ration against the JSF.
yes, that 10 JSF splattered all over the fkn sky for every SU 35S. For mine i think thats a bit fkn rich to be honest as its not just about planes, there happens to be AWACs, pilot skill levels and a fk load of other stuff too which all goes into the mix when determining who might win the air to air engagement.
So without dribbling further. I DONT WANT THE JSF NOW AT ALL, I never really thought it was suffecient, and with JADM and ER versions it still cannot deliver the strike power of the F111.
WHAT I am really curious about, is will the US lift or loosen it export restrictions on the F22 raptor now that the Su 35S is really about to turn the Combat aircraft and defence world up side fkn down……. I BET THEY WILL!