F-16 vs C-130J

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post07 Aug 2014, 18:15

The best tactics for C-130J will be - not to take-off.
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Unread post07 Aug 2014, 18:17

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)
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Unread post08 Aug 2014, 02:55

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?
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Unread post08 Aug 2014, 18:32

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.
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Unread post18 Sep 2014, 01:42

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:
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Unread post18 Sep 2014, 14:35

Too close for missiles...switching to guns!
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