F16 jet vs another pilot in an gen 4 a/c

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post12 Sep 2017, 16:16

If the pilot endurance it is a player why this thing about the ultimate fighter plane? I meant that the 9 G tolerance from pilot POV it is not enough to claim for a winner in the race for fighter vs fighter. A better suited plane for his mission it will be able to gain advantage even if it is technical ( his performance) inferior.


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Unread post12 Sep 2017, 21:07

A good pilot with a good fighter plane is a great combination.
An average fighter pilot with a good fighter plane may not extract all the potential from the good fighter
However a good pilot will extract the best even from an average fighter plane.

This, combined with the opponents tendency to underestimate the average fighter plane will give him surprises that turns the fight against him, even if he/she is flying a better fighter.

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