I know who it was directed at. I wrote it. Again, so what?and "Whats next, silhouettes on their PC's for simulator kills" was directed at the German Typhoon pilots. A sarcasm smiley doesn't changes the fact.
Wrong? How was I wrong, I wasn't claiming anything!I just told you that you were wrong. Anyways, nice backpaddling.
Of course if you are choosing between Eurofighter and some other aircraft other than F22 because you couldnt buy F22 if you wanted to, your purchase criteria are different.
I still contend however, and this supports your point, that the F22 will never shoot down an enemy aircraft in its service duration... I just don't think the US will go to war with an opponent that can challenge even F15s/F16s not to mention F22s/F35s. Their role is "reduced" to intimidation and deterrence.
Easy said as:
Paid more & loose
Paid less & loose
There are effective ways of paying less and gaining more, a modern "tested" example with results today would be I.E.D's.
"1 F22 is worth 4+ Eurofighter, that kind of analogy. A Eurofighter won't get the chance for a WVR fight and even if it did, the F22 is still very capable."
Running at 80% and you're at par with your mock up competitor which costs 1/4 of the price speaks vast margins when it comes to money - performance ratios.
Besides the unit cost alone the upkeep would be crippling and really what purpose does the F-22 serve when most of your enemies either don't have an air force or lack a competition against the regular F-16s in the current arsenal.
"Of course if you are choosing between Eurofighter and some other aircraft other than F22 because you couldnt buy F22 if you wanted to, your purchase criteria are different."
There were only three countries who were seriously interested in the F-22 (Japan, Israel and Australia) could have only afforded a very few. They were simply turned down in the end to enter bids on the F-35...
Not hearing much from US pilots about this, its been almost all from the german side. But today I did see this.
A pilot from the 3rd Wing involved w/ the engagment was contacted for comment. He stated: "I did review the HUD footage, a lot of gun shots from the F-22's to the Eurofighters and not a whole lot coming back."
The Commander of the 525th also admitted that the F-22's were under heavy "manoeuvring limitations".
So even under heavy manoeuvring restrictions the F-22's were, at worst, even w/ one of the best dogfighters on the planet? Whats the controversy here??