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elp wrote:The only thing I see hard to compare vs an F-16 is A2G. Start hanging 2000lb weapons on it routinely and you are going to get an education in wing life over time.
Other- Hose drogue refueling is slow. An equal number of F-16s would spend less time "on the tanker"
Ola wrote:During a recent training operation together with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Gripen won most of the dogfights against the RNAF F-16s, at least according to official SWAF sources...
Pumpkin wrote:Ola wrote:During a recent training operation together with the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Gripen won most of the dogfights against the RNAF F-16s, at least according to official SWAF sources...
Hi Ola, any reference to the above mentioned?
espenjoh wrote:The F-16 that flew against the Gripen I Norway this year always had 2 370 g tank, while the Gripen had one centerline tank. If the F-16 also flew with one tank, would that change the situasjon?
I also notised that the Gripen always came back first from a mission, some F-16 came 30 min.later, with the same t/o time....
Darkwand wrote:If the Gripen carried as much bombs as the F-16 at full load it would need a 1.6km runway the swedish road bases simply don't allow for that
Also don't give the Norvegians too hard a time that was F-16A's the norwegian politicians have seriously neglected the Air defence role of the Norwegian Airforce (in the 80's the F-16's only carried sidewinders). I would be more concerned about Finland with their new F18's.
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