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turbowei wrote:arm race with the new paper tiger?
AFAIK, J-20 is not even using Chinese engine.
1st503rdsgt wrote:the J-20 concept represents an effort to learn from the shortcomings of the American 5th generation designs (short range, overspecialization [F-22], and under-specialization [F-35]).
wrightwing wrote:Well considering that the F-22 can supercruise at M1.7+ for 30-40+ minute, plus subsonic legs, I'd say that it's not terribly short ranged. Would you care to clarify how the F-35 is underspecialized? It has excellent air to air, and air to ground capabilities, far exceeding the aircraft it's replacing(as well as its contemporaries).
johnwill wrote:Care to explain why you think the F-111 did nothing well? I think most unbiased, knowledgeable people would say it's the best deep strike attack airplane ever built.
1st503rdsgt wrote:johnwill wrote:Care to explain why you think the F-111 did nothing well? I think most unbiased, knowledgeable people would say it's the best deep strike attack airplane ever built.
If it was so good, then why was the U.S. so eager to replace it in the early 1990s? Why did the F-4s purchased by the USAF as interim fighters until the TFX was finished end up being the mainstay fighter themselves? Fact is that the F-111 never "quite" lived up to its promise. Was pretty though Anyways, I'm getting tired of butthurt fanboys demanding explanations cited in the Chicago Style format every time someone criticizes one of their favorite planes. Get over it.
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