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F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Picard, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Re: On F-35 export "success"

    IN wont go for F-35s
    cause even if we want the tech, US wont less in limited numbers
    we are better of with the N-FGFA and N-AMCA
    which should be out by 2022
     
  2. Firemaster

    Firemaster Captain STAR MEMBER

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    Yeah no options are available other than F-35B for lhd but F-18SH would always be better for IAC-1 than mig-29k as our opponent would be J15(su33) and navalized version of j31(???):lol:
     
  3. Skull and Bones

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    Too old news, i'm shocked you don't know about this. IN is looking for 4 such vessels.
     
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    IAC-1 will be of STOBAR config, F-18s can't takeoff from such ships. So we'll have to stick with Mig-29Ks.
     
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    F-35s will have their field day on this vessel, meet the Spanish Juan Carlos. Can transport 1000 troops with more than 40 Arjun/50 T-90s.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Devil

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    U.S. will definately force us to join either f-22 or f-35
     
  7. Firemaster

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    by mistake I meant IAC2 if it were CATOBAR:fuu:
    Anyway Rafale is an another option.:YUNO:
     
  8. WMD

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    i personally like the Spanish Juan Carlos over the mistral class.
    i think these ships will be great for the IN.
     
  9. WMD

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    srry buddy
    the f-22 isn't for export.
     
  10. Picard

    Picard Lt. Colonel RESEARCHER

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    And which is completely useless against enemies with QWIP IR technology.

    Yes, it will make a good helicopter hunter... :sarcastic:

    That's OK... but you have to take a sortie rate into account. One jamming platform + 2 Harriers generate far more sorties than single F-35. For the roughly same cost.

    Or, considering history of stealth aircraft, far more. You know, F-35 already costs over 300 million USD unit procurement, and 200 - 220 million USD unit flyaway, depending on version.

    Buy Harriers. BTW, Typhoon's takeoff distance is 300 m with AtA and 500 m with AtG load. TVC (planned for Naval Typhoon if it enters service) will reduce these values to 225 and 375 meters. I believe that catapults reduce the takeoff distance to 2/3rds of normal, which gives 150 and 250 meters. So with TVC and lighter AtG load, Typhoon should be able to take off from Juan Carlos. Rafale figures are probably even better since it is designed with carrier ops in mind.

    If you can't generate enough sorties to seriously hurt the enemy, it doesn't make much good to be on the offensive. Besides, horses are also offensive weapon... try sending cavalry against machine guns.
     
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  11. Firemaster

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    Are Passive detection methods reliable and accurate at BVR ranges as of yet?
     
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    Picard Lt. Colonel RESEARCHER

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    Depends on how good passive sensors suite is... Typhoon or Rafale? Definetly yes.
     
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    How about a couple of F-35B and another bunch of HV-22 Ospreys operating from a Juan Carlos-class LHD?

    Can Mistral-class be able to able launch F-35B?

    For conventional CATOBAR carrier ops, N-FGFA is best option.
     
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  14. Scorpion82

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    You know bull about either, but continue to claim fact when delusional stupidy is everything you can come up with.
     
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    Picard Lt. Colonel RESEARCHER

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    Then you don't know a thing about stealth or QWIP IRST. 90 km is BVR.

    EDIT: First of all, BVR missiles are unreliable as it is. Second, when firing an IR missile BVR, you don't have to get it accurately on target, just with small enough margin for its seeker to take over.
     
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