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Mon May 30 03:46:05 CDT 2016
The AR12 wasn't supposed to be called a SR71. Somebody messed that one up
On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Alan Perry <aperry at snowmoose.com> wrote:
> 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
>> about the fact that it's beaten (badly) in simulations and exercises
>> 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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