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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 Redress View Post
    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.
    When I got to the fleet, A's/B's were used in training squadrons only. I worked on the D model myself. Our squadron had lot 14-17 aircraft in it, as we swapped aircraft with other D squadrons who were looking to take 12 airplanes on WestPac tours, or combat tours. Somebody always had a **** aircraft that wasn't going to go anywhere, and the people that just got back from deployment usually took it and gave away their ****tiest aircraft that had limped its way back with all its parts.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    When I got to the fleet, A's/B's were used in training squadrons only. I worked on the D model myself. Our squadron had lot 14-17 aircraft in it, as we swapped aircraft with other D squadrons who were looking to take 12 airplanes on WestPac tours, or combat tours. Somebody always had a **** aircraft that wasn't going to go anywhere, and the people that just got back from deployment usually took it and gave away their ****tiest aircraft that had limped its way back with all its parts.
    You missed the joys of Kapton wiring and cracked bulkheads and poorly sealed compartments that water got into, and...
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You missed the joys of Kapton wiring and cracked bulkheads and poorly sealed compartments that water got into, and...
    We had our own issues. My Gunny worked in an A squadron when he was a junior Marine, so we heard the stories about what bitches we were and how easy we had it. I still want to know if they ran out of money after the people who designed the internal workings of parts finished. Because whoever they hired to figure out where to put the parts in the jets, had to have been brought in on the cheap. Its as if somebody was sitting on the flight line and he said "All done" and someone walked up and said " Hey, where should we put this special receiver?"
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    We had our own issues. My Gunny worked in an A squadron when he was a junior Marine, so we heard the stories about what bitches we were and how easy we had it. I still want to know if they ran out of money after the people who designed the internal workings of parts finished. Because whoever they hired to figure out where to put the parts in the jets, had to have been brought in on the cheap. Its as if somebody was sitting on the flight line and he said "All done" and someone walked up and said " Hey, where should we put this special receiver?"
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    I think the A-10 Warthog should really be on the list.

    The F-22 generally uses a 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan gatling gun. The Warthog can pretty much ignore armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm.

    So in a fight between the two, the Hog could just wait patiently for its shot while the Raptor ineffectually emptied its arsenal into the Hog's titanium armor. One hit with a round from its 30 mm (1.18 in) GAU-8/A Avenger gatling cannon and the Hog could watch the Raptor shatter like glass.

    Add to that the fact that for the cost of an F-22 you could get 50 Warthogs, and there is just no contest.

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    I think the A-10 Warthog should really be on the list.

    The F-22 generally uses a 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A2 Vulcan gatling gun. The Warthog can pretty much ignore armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm.

    So in a fight between the two, the Hog could just wait patiently for its shot while the Raptor ineffectually emptied its arsenal into the Hog's titanium armor. One hit with a round from its 30 mm (1.18 in) GAU-8/A Avenger gatling cannon and the Hog could watch the Raptor shatter like glass.

    Add to that the fact that for the cost of an F-22 you could get 50 Warthogs, and there is just no contest.
    But in any other fight except a gun-range dogfight, the A-10 would lose to a missile. And an F-22 could outrun an A-10.
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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    Hands down?
    The F-4.
    With a close second tied between the F-15 and 16. Following in third the Tornado.

    The problem with all of those on the list is that they are all very expensive. Maybe or maybe not worth it. But one thing is for sure. No matter how good an F-22 is. It can't be in two places at once. And if you can't build enough to make a difference, it's pretty much useless as a type.
    While the ones above are all 20+ and still in front line service doing the job.

    And BTW, the winner of the hottest WWII plane has to be the Spitfire. Grace, ellegance, gravitas and a big ****off Merlin engine.

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

    But in any other fight except a gun-range dogfight, the A-10 would lose to a missile. And an F-22 could outrun an A-10.
    The A-10 is not helpless against missiles, with SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys, chaff dispenser pods and electronic countermeasures.

    Also, even if a raptor could somehow manage to take down one A-10, it wouldn't be able to take down the other 49 that you could purchase for the same price.

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World

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    Re: What is the Best Fighter Plane in the World



    P 38 Lightning.
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