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Re: AF pitches buying F-16s because of F-35 CPFH

25 Jan 2021, 00:01

First, I think this move is unlikely. The F-15 fleet really ... time to convert a squadron from F-15's/16's to the F-35" thing, either. Like this is a new problem? Did ... ready to flood the Fulda Gap with fighters, bombers, tanks etc that outnumbered NATO by 3:1?? The situation seems ...

Re: Roper Hints NGAD Could Replace F-35; Why? Life-Cycle Cos

24 Jan 2021, 04:20

... NGAD is that it's suppose to be replacing the F-22 and also work for the US Navy as well to be ... km) 1000-1500 nm range would need lots of drop tanks to achieve that for combat radius F-35's: Range: 1,500 nmi (1,700 mi, 2,800 km) Combat range: ...
mixelflick

Re: F-35A versus Saab Gripen NG

23 Jan 2021, 14:59

... plus 2 Meteor's and the Gripen's sensor suite is quite another. In neither case though do I think it can stay aloft very long, even with drop tanks. Depends on how much engine they use of course. I dunno. I wouldn't want to be above the North Sea in a Gripen, even taking off fully fueled with ...
spazsinbad

Re: F-35A versus Saab Gripen NG

23 Jan 2021, 02:28

... walk around of the aircraft checking the live weapons. The Gripens fly with two AIM-9 Sidewinders, two AIM-120 AMRAAMs, loaded guns and two drops tanks that extend the time of a CAP. According to NATO rules, the basic formation for QRA is a two-ship. The leader is responsible for identifying the ...
sprstdlyscottsmn

Re: Comparison by Spurts

22 Jan 2021, 14:31

... had was for 40,000ft so this gave me something for low alt subsonic and 35,000ft trans/supersonic as well as guidelines for transonic from sea level ... for AMRAAMS as Meteor may not have been in the picture yet) and no drop tanks.
mixelflick

Re: F-35A vs KF-X

15 Jan 2021, 17:50

... thrust to weight ratio - flying clean or lightly loaded. So does the F-16, Flanker and many other jets. Start hanging weapons and fuel tanks off it though, and it drops well below 1:1. And since it isn't really a 5th generation ...
irt

Re: F-35A vs KF-X

14 Jan 2021, 23:02

... thrust to weight ratio - flying clean or lightly loaded. So does the F-16, Flanker and many other jets. Start hanging weapons and fuel tanks off it though, and it drops well below 1:1. And since it isn't really a 5th generation ...
mixelflick

Re: F-35A vs KF-X

14 Jan 2021, 16:52

... - flying clean or lightly loaded. So does the F-16, Flanker and many other jets. Start hanging weapons and fuel tanks off it though, and it drops well below 1:1. And ... be, 2030? So by then, the KF-X will give us the F-35 of 2015 - a full 15 years later. Face it, unless there ...
doge

Re: British weapons for the F-35

14 Jan 2021, 16:01

Anti-ship with F-35B...!? :shock: https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/01/spear3-mini-cruise-missiles-to-provide-asuw-capability-to-british-f-35b/ ... and Prince of Wales. Designed to knock out warships, tanks and armoured vehicles, missile launchers, bunkers, radar ...
mixelflick

Re: J-20 goes operational again

14 Jan 2021, 15:45

... I'm not expecting it to much lighter than an F-22, but on the other hand, if most of that length is empty space for fuel tanks, it may not be as heavy as it looks. I would think ... that as a sign.. You don't see 2 seat F-22's or 35's, and they certainly aren't flying any less demanding ...
inst

Re: J-20 goes operational again

13 Jan 2021, 17:32

... sense unless it's incorporating external fuel tanks. The reason the 2000 km combat radius claim matters is, well, what's good for the goose (F-35) is good for the gander (J-20). At maximum range, the ...

Re: J-20 goes operational again

11 Jan 2021, 13:29

... is quite a bit longer, so I'm not expecting it to much lighter than an F-22, but on the other hand, if most of that length is empty space for fuel tanks, it may not be as heavy as it looks. I would think something in the neighborhood of 45,000 ...

Re: The USAF has built and flown a full-scale Next Gen Fight

11 Jan 2021, 09:21

My speculation is that it's a updated YF-23 body with modern LOAN exhaust Nozzles using ... large V-Tails. The core Fuselage is more F-35/F-22 like where it's a giant hulking mass that ... to place needed weapons bay, engines, fuel tanks, etc. It's going to be a highly agile strong ...

Re: F-16 Model 18 navy

10 Jan 2021, 09:17

... model. Model 18 was General Dynamics' compliant submission to the VFAX requirement, it was basically a 108.8% scaled up and navalised F-16 with Krueger leading edge flaps, blown flaperons, bladder tanks, F401 engine, long range radar and Sparrow capability. I have a photo of ...
tequilashooter

Re: S-400 and F-35

07 Jan 2021, 23:23

I dont get it. There are F-35s flying combat missions as we speak over Syria. The Russian point defenses have ... Armenia's s-300 when it was a Israeli kamikaze drone and claiming 100+ Syrian tanks destroyed for a very small city when they got their asses kicked to sign a ceasefire ...
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