F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2014, 01:51
by polcat

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2014, 18:15
by zaltys
The best tactics for C-130J will be - not to take-off.

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2014, 18:17
by basher54321
polcat wrote:Wish the link provided more detail.

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/t ... -f-16.aspx


Didn't the B-17 have a similar system - but they had a gun sticking out of their bubble 8)

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2014, 02:55
by zero-one
C-130J wrote:"The average person doesn't expect a 130,000-pound cargo plane to be able to maneuver as nimbly as the J-model does,"


It looks like they were relying on the J's maneuverability,

question,
would the same tactics be as effective on less maneuverable models?

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 08 Aug 2014, 18:32
by basher54321
zero-one wrote:
C-130J wrote:"The average person doesn't expect a 130,000-pound cargo plane to be able to maneuver as nimbly as the J-model does,"


It looks like they were relying on the J's maneuverability,

question,
would the same tactics be as effective on less maneuverable models?




It sounds like instead of blindly flying through the danger zone they were spotting fighters close in and trying to stay low and out of the frontal nose area so they were less likely to be spotted by the radar or the pilot. Either that or they are taking advantages of some known weapon system limitations - problem is if they get spotted in either case they are still pretty much toast.

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2014, 01:42
by mixelflick
polcat wrote:Wish the link provided more detail.

http://www.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/t ... -f-16.aspx


This has to be a joke?

Published on April 1st, perhaps? Imagine the ribbing at the bar: F-16 pilot sent to down C-130, comes back empty handed. :roll:

Re: F-16 vs C-130J

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2014, 14:35
by fighterdoc
Too close for missiles...switching to guns!