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Discussion in 'House of Politics Lounge' started by The Scotsman, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. The Scotsman

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    Excellent, thanks for sharing Scotty. The low level stuff is amazing, and I would love to hang my feet over the side for it. That was mostly Puma footage wasnt it? I dont get to see many of those around here.
    Ill share a little for everyone. I had the great pleasure of watching this same show the following day from the utterly amazing F-22 raptor. There are a few dozen of them stationed not far from my house.

    The low speed cat walk that is around the 7minute mark is amazing. As are the amazingly tight turns that it pulled off.
     
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    Yeah the helicopters are French army pumas on training exercises in Chad.....mad bastards they are!

    As for the Raptor.........sheeee it! Neat bit of kit huh...........

    Just take a look at the turn at the 3.42 mark....it comes up from a low speed pass climbs at ...what...45 degrees into inverted and breaks into a inverted high g descending right turn......check out the shock waves....that's a kill!!


    ..........and the roll at 5.25.....that's pure engine geometry....wow!

    The "catwalk" you mentioned 7.30... I can imagine with the power setting they have to use on the low speed high angle pass your insides would just vibrate until they turn to jell-o!!!


    Great aircraft, haven't seen one up close yet.....yet!!


    BUT I'm gunna try and trump your F-22? ..... its a different beast in that the technology of the raptor is way superior but the wing of the Mig is pretty good and as for the thrust vectoring ....well....allow me to indulge you with..........

     
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    Excellent vids!

    Some of those guys really can fly cant they?
     
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    I can only imagine. In America, where there was a huge influx of military surplus FAL type rifles in the late 80s-early 90s, the joke was that they had never been fired and only dropped once!:D
    This was also said about the WW1 and WW2 rifles that also became plentiful on the civilian market, just only in bolt action form.
    Scotty, it is amazing. I grew up in Anchorage watching the F-15s, then went to college in Fairbanks watching the F-16s. I love fighterplanes, the F-22 is well beyong both of those very capable jets. I am very glad it is on my side and not anyone else's. Nothing like having the radar cross section of an insect.
    The manuever at the 4.20 or so mark is also notable.
    I am a grown man, and an aviation enthusiast. To see this in person, while knowing not only the maneuver capability of this aircraft, as well as its ability to avoid radar, is nothing short of amazing. I feel bad for any pilot flying anything less.
    I am sure it is an interesting experience for the pilot, but for someone on the ground when the plane is doing that, it does shake the ground to say the least.
    I am sure you will enjoy the show, and also appreciate the knowledge that ultimately this aircraft is on your side. As production expands and deployments spread it will be at an airshow near you soon...hopefully. As for me, I can drive down near the base an watch them nearly daily if I wanted to commit the time.
     
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    While I wont discount by any means the capability of the mig29s, they still are not a stealth aircraft. All those moves are great, but when you cant see what is shooting at you, the point is moot.

    It is worthy to note, that the Indian modern fighters did quite well for themselves in regards to the Red Flag operations against the 15s and 16s, but failed notably against the F-22s. As basically have all other fighters.

    That Mig is certainly more maneuverable, but I dont think it is even comparable when it comes to an actual shooting engagement. I might be wrong, but again, when 6 F-15s are being shot down by a single F-22 before they even know what is going on is testimony to the usefullness of the Raptor. It is an amazing machine, but worthy to note the cost of the cockpit canopy is in the $13million range alone, how many MIGs could be produced at the cost alone, and the real question is, if those MIGs are able to shoot down a Raptor, or if they are simply targets like the rest is yet to be seen.
     
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    Scotty, and everyone else, I am reviving this old thread with a new picture. This is taken from the deck of the USS Stennis which was in the Gulf of Alaska takiing part in the Northern Edge military exercise. There has been lots of awesome plane spotting for the last 2 weeks.

    I have yet to see this sort of a picture with the F-22 of it passing through the sound barrier. While I have seen many of these photos of other planes doing a similar thing, they always look awesome. Also, this is the first one that I recall having contrails happening at the same time as well.
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