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Alan Perry aperry at
Sun May 29 23:04:30 CDT 2016

On 5/27/16 7:17 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>    It hasn't
>    seen battle yet (and I hope it doesn't have to) but I'm a little 
> worried
>    about the fact that it's beaten (badly) in simulations and 
> exercises with
>    much older fighter aircraft with much more "primitive" tech, including
>    Russian aircraft, too.
> Oh, just to add more, the F35 is not a "fighter" despite its 
> designation.  It is an air superiority platform that is never supposed 
> to get into a dogfight.  It is supposed to be in a network of planes, 
> and agressors will be shot down by missile from 50 miles away.  The 
> F22 is supposed to be the dogfighter.

And it wasn't supposed to even be the F-35. It was a misstatement at the 
announcement and should have been F-24.


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