F-16 versus Sea Harrier in WVR

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

vilters

Elite 1K

Elite 1K

  • Posts: 1085
  • Joined: 28 Sep 2009, 00:16

Unread post05 Mar 2019, 14:37

With equal pilots the F-16 will always beat a Harrier because of many reasons, one being energy retention and recovery.


For the F-35 going in reverse? Forget it.
If my memory is still OK, there are "G" and speed limitations to go in "vertical mode", and some 13 doors have to open/move, and a fan has to speed up, and, and, and.

it is not so simple as turning Harrier's nozzles around.
Offline

hkultala

Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Posts: 31
  • Joined: 11 Sep 2018, 08:02

Unread post05 Mar 2019, 16:51

vilters wrote:For the F-35 going in reverse? Forget it.
If my memory is still OK, there are "G" and speed limitations to go in "vertical mode", and some 13 doors have to open/move, and a fan has to speed up, and, and, and.

it is not so simple as turning Harrier's nozzles around.


F-35 can "go in reverse" by pitching the whole plane into 100 degrees alpha. All models, not just B.

Typically this will be stupid though.
Offline

sprstdlyscottsmn

Elite 4K

Elite 4K

  • Posts: 4438
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2006, 01:24
  • Location: Phoenix, Az, USA

Unread post05 Mar 2019, 17:10

Okay, first of all, Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!

Second, OFF TOPIC!!! This is F-16 vs SHarrier, the F-35 is irrelevant to this discussion, ESPECIALLY since if someone wants to argue that the F-35B is replacing the Sharrier then the counter argument is that the F-35A is replacing the F-16.

Let this thread Rest In Peace.
"Spurts"

-Pilot
-Aerospace Engineer
-Army Medic
-FMS Systems Engineer
Previous

Return to F-16 versus XYZ

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests