Can an F-22 fighter make you sick?
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17-05-2012, 01:19 PM
RE: Can an F-22 fighter make you sick?
Now the SU-27/30/35/37's younger sibling, the Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA, can possibly match the Raptor's performance parameters. It's in the early stages of its flight test program with active service scheduled to begin in 2020. It is considerably larger than an F-22 and it remains to be seen how close it's capabilities to the American rival are. My guess is Russia will quickly run into the same problems that the US has with the Raptor ie it's prohibitively expensive to purchase in meaningful numbers for use in an all out war against a technologically advanced air force. Russia only plans to buy 100 of them, meaning our Raptor fleet outnumbers them by nearly 2 to 1.

It's been jokingly called 'Firefox' after the jet in the Clint Eastwood film of the same name or 'Raptorsky'

[Image: Sukhoi_T-50_MAKS%2711_Zherdin.jpg]

[Image: Sukhoi_T-50_Maksimov.jpg]


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17-05-2012, 01:47 PM
RE: Can an F-22 fighter make you sick?
(17-05-2012 01:04 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  
(17-05-2012 12:32 PM)Caveman Wrote:  Wikipedia is being subtle and chooses to come out for the SU-30.
Hmmmm. I never saw anything in the Wikipedia articles for either the SU-30 or the F-22 which made clear the SU-30 performance superiority over the F-22.

No, that would be against it's policy of neutral articles.
But this is the picture they chose to feature. Which they *must* have done because there was a discussion going on here!
F-22 vs. Mig-29? Bitch, please! SU-30!!

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