Viper Block 60 vs the Beagle (F-15E)

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post29 Mar 2005, 00:58

Lets have it out, how would the Viper match up?
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Unread post29 Mar 2005, 01:00

A2A, A2G? What mission? :shrug:
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Unread post29 Mar 2005, 06:29

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Unread post29 Mar 2005, 19:25

I'm partial to the viper, but realistically....the Beagle is faster, can hold more ordanance, and is just one hell of a badass with a combat record to boot. Guess we'll have to see what numbers the Block 60 puts up in the next decade. Only time will tell.
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Unread post29 Mar 2005, 21:33

Watch out badboys, I´m carrying both bombs today.
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Unread post30 Mar 2005, 19:00

The Beagle may be able to hold more weapons, but doesn't the Viper have a wider array of weapons to choose from?
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Unread post31 Mar 2005, 06:05

I thought they were the same, I don't think Viper's can drop the Bunker Buster though.....
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Unread post31 Mar 2005, 22:56

Some no US Vipers can drop additional stuff (Penguin anty ship missile for example) but in genreal it is really the same.
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Unread post01 Apr 2005, 23:36

No contest: Head-2-head the Beagle wins this fight. Range, speed, radar, thrust, lethality, ordnance options, war load, you name it. But remember that the Beagle fills a USAF need. Whereas the Block 60 was built for UAE requirements. Two totally different animals requiring totally different jets.
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Unread post02 Apr 2005, 21:58

I stand to be corrected. For A-G mission, I believe the APG-80 of the Block 60 provides better SAR resolution? and to quote from an article "the radar could search for surface targets and do terrain-following while simultaneously searching for airborne threats". Something the APG-70 of the F-15E is not capable of? The TF function can only be complemented by the NVP (which will induce some drag?).

To add on to the customized need LinkF-16SimDude has mentioned, the stand-off AGM identified for UAE F-16E/F is PGM-500 and PGM-2000. I guess the interoperability of the PGM with UAE Mirage 2000-9 is an intangible advantage.

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Unread post04 Apr 2005, 07:29

In response to you Link, wern't the Block 50/52+ and 60 designed to have capabilites similar to the F-15E (range, mission, weapons)?

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