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Thread: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Skateguy View Post
    P-51 Mustang
    Anything a P51 can do, an F4U can do better.
    PLUS land on a carrier.

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Oh, they can!
    50 years from now.
    That's the predicted year that they'll cave and buy a couple from us?
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Anything a P51 can do, an F4U can do better.
    PLUS land on a carrier.
    Almost any aircraft with a "4" is pretty awesome. The F4U, then F4, and best of all, the A-4, if for no other reason than you can pull 4 bolts and split the aircraft in half.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Oh, they can!
    50 years from now.
    They could, but why would they waste the money? we have learned better, and no longer make them. the Military Machine likes to dream up more expensive toys. then to create neat little wars to use them in. while people starve in the streets at home. Nice move there for sure.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    The f22 is over priced, requires somewhere around 30 hrs of maintainance after every flight 1 hr to 3 hrs,meaning few to no back to back missions and is comprimised if it gets wet....not a great jet at all.

    In July 2009, the Air Force reported that the F-22 requires more than 30 hours of maintenance for every flight hour, with the total cost per flight hour of $44,000.[144] The Office of the Secretary of Defense puts that figure at 34 hours of maintenance per single hour of flight at a cost of $49,808 per hour of flight.[144] However, a Lockheed spokesman says that the variable cost per flight hour is only $19,000,[143] with a direct maintenance man hours per flight hour of 18.10 in 2008 and 20.48 in 2009.[143] The Pentagon requirement is for 12 hours of maintenance per flight hour.[143]

    The F-22 had required maintenance every 0.97 flight hours in 2004. This improved to 3.22 flight hours per maintenance event in production Lot 6 aircraft.[143]

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by pugetsoundwa View Post
    The f22 is over priced, requires somewhere around 30 hrs of maintainance after every flight 1 hr to 3 hrs,meaning few to no back to back missions and is comprimised if it gets wet....not a great jet at all.

    In July 2009, the Air Force reported that the F-22 requires more than 30 hours of maintenance for every flight hour, with the total cost per flight hour of $44,000.[144] The Office of the Secretary of Defense puts that figure at 34 hours of maintenance per single hour of flight at a cost of $49,808 per hour of flight.[144] However, a Lockheed spokesman says that the variable cost per flight hour is only $19,000,[143] with a direct maintenance man hours per flight hour of 18.10 in 2008 and 20.48 in 2009.[143] The Pentagon requirement is for 12 hours of maintenance per flight hour.[143]

    The F-22 had required maintenance every 0.97 flight hours in 2004. This improved to 3.22 flight hours per maintenance event in production Lot 6 aircraft.[143]
    The bolded part is the problem. It's still a relatively new aircraft. FA-18E requires ~19.1 MMH/FH(Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour), and ~1.5 flight hours between failures, but trust me, both those nubmers used to be much different. When I got the the fleet, my squadron had FA-18A's, and the everything from a bad choice in wiring to too weak bulkheads around the landing gear caused us much headache. These problems where fixed with the FA-18C's, and when we got our lot 11's, life got much better for us, and we went from 12/7 to 8/5 work schedule.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    WII: FW190D, A6M, Yak-3, Ki-84, P-51, Me109 and Spitfire.

    Almost forgot F4U.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    WII: FW190D, A6M, Yak-3, Ki-84, P-51, Me109 and Spitfire.

    Almost forgot F4U.
    The Me109 was the best looking aircraft from WW2.

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The Me109 was the best looking aircraft from WW2.

    I personally liked the look of the FW-190.

    But it's all a matter of opinion.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I personally liked the look of the FW-190.

    But it's all a matter of opinion.
    I had to look that one up, and yeah, it looks great for the same reason the 109 does, nice clean lines.
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