F-16 vs F/A-18

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post25 Feb 2018, 08:20

saberrider wrote:So, pitch rate is when the nose is pointing inside the turn more, in level flight and the a/c skid and sink by inertia trying to turn sharply,right?

Pitch rate is the rate of change of the airplane's nose. An aircraft may point its nose very fast without changing direction of travel. An example is cobra maneuver.

Pitch rate mostly affected by horizontal stabs
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Unread post20 Apr 2018, 15:16

garrya wrote:
saberrider wrote:So, pitch rate is when the nose is pointing inside the turn more, in level flight and the a/c skid and sink by inertia trying to turn sharply,right?

Pitch rate is the rate of change of the airplane's nose. An aircraft may point its nose very fast without changing direction of travel. An example is cobra maneuver.

Pitch rate mostly affected by horizontal stabs


That's a Mig-29 OVT... :)

EDIT: Ok, I see Flankers in the video..
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Unread post21 Apr 2018, 23:44

Do a Cobra during a fight, and hope your chute was well packed because you are dead within seconds.

Even the highest trust aircraft takes too long to regain the lost energy.
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