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golden_eagle wrote:What does tire pressure have to do with ruining up a road surface?
It's a/c weight not air pressure in the tires that one should worry about.
Most of your large semi trucks carry 80,000 lbs everyday up and down our nations roadways. So most fighters would eventually do some damage to highways over time due to their entire weight (36-85,000 lb) being on only the three tires vice distributed over 18 tires.
geogen wrote:muir -
I must say I about choked on my knäckebröd when I read your prediction that Sweden will end future indigenous fighter development and instead buy foreign.
Where's the innovative, self-reliant and independent spirit?
The day Sweden gives up on indigenous tactical aircraft development and opts for foreign buys instead will be a huge alarm to the will power of Sweden's manufacturing and technology base if it's not offset with something equally modern in scope, which can be provided to domestic and rest of world at the high-end engineering level.
On the F-22, vis-a-vis roadway operations... probably a more suitable next-gen US platform w/ capability for roadway operations in any future requirement (other than the obvious F-18 Super Hornet given it's inherent durability), would be an evolved and already rugged F-15E+ class platform, albeit with 2-D thrust nozzles + Thrust Reversing. Once the solution is found for shortening F-15's landings, such a capable multi-role aircraft would provide a game-changing option as part of any potential, alternative mid-term mix.
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