F-5 (versus F-16)

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 02:03

viper032386 wrote:We get a free joyride if we chip in for that 1 F-16?

LoL, how bout the Philippines, my country is in great need of newer jets because our F-5's are getting real old.


Yeah, but they're such pretty birds....
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 02:13

The F-5 pretty? I would say it has THE fighter look... That thing looks like it can do just about anything!
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 02:23

Kosmos wrote:The F-5 pretty? I would say it has THE fighter look... That thing looks like it can do just about anything!


That's the same thing Habu said, are you trying to be his best friend? Subarus, Vipers and now the F-5, are you too secretly related???? :wink:
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 02:49

Kosmos wrote:The F-5 pretty? I would say it has THE fighter look... That thing looks like it can do just about anything!


Kos, I think you're my long lost twin! Like Fast stated, that's the EAXCT SAME THING I said, to the letter! The F-5 does have the fighter 'look'. You must have a lot of chances to look at the thogh being around the Swiss, yesnot?
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 03:11

The F-5 looks good, but the F-16 looks nicer to me and I like the word VIPER so it just fits in. Sorry if this offends you, I mean it shouldn't. After all, we're in an F-16 site. LOL.
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 14:49

I had no idea that you guys already spoke about the F-5... We see the F-5 here now and then, but not really that often anymore :( The reason for this? Denmark didn't have any airshows since 2002 (I participated in the last show myself) and there won't be anything this year either...

And the F-5: Try to take a look at it again! Look at it head-on, and look at the canons is has! Still think that the F-16 looks better?
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 15:13

The F-5 has a good look from the front, but the F-16 looks better, and it's more capable than that aggressor trainer.
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Unread post31 Jan 2004, 20:42

I still believe the F-16 looks better because it really looks like the bird its named after. I don't know if you have seen it, but at some angles, the F-16's nose/radome can be the beak, it's angled downwards which most beaks are, and the two things that bulge out which is position midway from the end of the radome painting to the beginning of the canopy can be the eyes and the wings the wings, I mean you get my point.
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 02:22

viper032386, you do have a point there! The other day I watched when some sort of falcon (or what ever bird it was) kill some animal on the ground. It really did remind me of the F-16, and I even mentioned it to my girlfriend. But there you go: The F-16 looks like a bird, and the F-5 look like a fighter ;)
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 20:52

Why are we even arguing? It's a fact, you can't make me believe your view and I can't make you believe mine. I mean same thing with cars, I love the BMW M3 but I can't love the Dodge Viper. Everyone has personal reasons as to why they think that something is that something, if it didn't make sense, read it like a 9 year old because right now my brain is kind of dead, no sleep in the last 27 hours.
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 20:54

Also, you can't compare the F-5 to the F-16 Mr. <b>KarimAbdoun</b>. The F-5 was built earlier than the F-16 with different plans than the F-16. Besides, they also evolved the F-16 a lot. Correct me if I'm wrong in anything.
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 20:56

Now you have point here, but if we look at cars then try to compare the M3 with the Impreza ;)
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 21:01

LOL, like I said, can't change my view on the cars or the planes or anything. Besides, I like them compact, if I can remove the back seat from the BMW and eliminate that little bit of space then I would. I don't know how that will look but I like all my stuff nice and small. I don't like the F-22 because it's huge, so is the F-15, no matter how good their performance is. :D
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Unread post01 Feb 2004, 22:20

Now come now, the F-15 may be huge but it's still a great fighter, but the F-22 is just plain out UGGGGGGGLY. :P Besides the F-16 the F-15 is my second favorite fighter.
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Unread post22 Feb 2004, 20:18

Sure, the F-16 is Sierra Hotel and I have great respect for any person who has the discipline, courage and skill to strap one on, but lets face it, a pilot is only as good as his jet and his capability to handle extreme G force. There was a LFE (large fleet exercise) with F-15, F-18, F-16, A-10,B-52,Tankers,J-Stars,Awaks and some Kafeers with the JFK Battle group recently in the Sea Range MOA Jacksonville. The pilots that did the best were the pilots that flew the most sorties during the three day exercise. The more vitamin "G" you get, the easier is to take. It's like I have a Giro in my head and the longer it is between flights the slower the Giro becomes. It takes G force to spin it up again. The more "G" the faster the Giro the deadlier the pilot. A full out jamming 45 Min ACM fur ball battle with dissimilar aircraft can humble the best of pilots.

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