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Old September 10th 04, 10:20 PM
Icarus
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As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the Su
37 fighter...


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Old September 11th 04, 02:43 PM
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On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 23:20:59 +0200, Icarus wrote:
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the Su
37 fighter...


Neither the F-22 nor Typhoon are in squadron service yet, so I
imagine it's roughly a tie between the Gripen, the F/A-18 and
various Flanker derivatives.

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Old September 11th 04, 05:23 PM
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"Icarus" wrote in message
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As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the
Su
37 fighter...



To do what?



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Old September 12th 04, 07:56 AM
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"Icarus" wrote in message
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As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the

Su
37 fighter...



F-15C. Unchallenged combat record.

How much combat has the SU-27/37 seen?

Call me when they get some actual experience.


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Old September 12th 04, 11:33 AM
SA
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"Ragnar" skrev i en meddelelse
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"Icarus" wrote in message
...
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet

fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular

the
Su
37 fighter...



F-15C. Unchallenged combat record.

How much combat has the SU-27/37 seen?

Call me when they get some actual experience.


Well as far as i remember, there has been air-to-air combat between
Ethiopian and Eriterian (spelling?) Su-27's and MiG-29, in which the Su-27
shot down a couple of MiG-29's, so the Su-27 does have combat experience
against the same aircraft as the F-15.

As far as I know the F-15 has "only" fought against Iraqi and Serbian MiG's,
so they do have similar combat experience, although the F-15 most likely
have flown more combat hours.

As for which is the best jet fighter, then I would say that it will depend
on pilot skill and the situation.

Regards
Søren Augustesen
PS: Just to be clear on one thing: I dont' have any combat/flying experience
(all I know is from books,web, talking with pilots ect.) so to some people
here I'm just a "wannabe" who dont know anything ;o)


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Old September 12th 04, 11:57 AM
John Mullen
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"SA" wrote in message
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"Ragnar" skrev i en meddelelse
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"Icarus" wrote in message
...
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet

fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular

the
Su
37 fighter...



F-15C. Unchallenged combat record.

How much combat has the SU-27/37 seen?

Call me when they get some actual experience.


Well as far as i remember, there has been air-to-air combat between
Ethiopian and Eriterian (spelling?) Su-27's and MiG-29, in which the Su-27
shot down a couple of MiG-29's, so the Su-27 does have combat experience
against the same aircraft as the F-15.

As far as I know the F-15 has "only" fought against Iraqi and Serbian
MiG's,
so they do have similar combat experience, although the F-15 most likely
have flown more combat hours.


Don't forget, the US proxy forces in Israel have used their versions of the
F-15 fairly extensively.

As for which is the best jet fighter, then I would say that it will depend
on pilot skill and the situation.


Absolutely.

John


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Old September 12th 04, 12:04 PM
SA
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"John Mullen" skrev i en meddelelse
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"SA" wrote in message
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"Ragnar" skrev i en meddelelse
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"Icarus" wrote in message
...
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet

fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular

the
Su
37 fighter...



F-15C. Unchallenged combat record.

How much combat has the SU-27/37 seen?

Call me when they get some actual experience.


Well as far as i remember, there has been air-to-air combat between
Ethiopian and Eriterian (spelling?) Su-27's and MiG-29, in which the

Su-27
shot down a couple of MiG-29's, so the Su-27 does have combat experience
against the same aircraft as the F-15.

As far as I know the F-15 has "only" fought against Iraqi and Serbian
MiG's,
so they do have similar combat experience, although the F-15 most likely
have flown more combat hours.


Don't forget, the US proxy forces in Israel have used their versions of

the
F-15 fairly extensively.


Ofcourse they have! Silly me for forgetting that!

Regards
Søren Augustesen


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Old September 12th 04, 03:00 PM
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"Icarus" wrote in message ...
As the subject says, I'd like to know which is the best modern jet fighter
in your opinion??? Personaly, my bet is on Su 27 family-in particular the Su
37 fighter...


The one and only SU-37 FLANKER E crashed a couple of years ago. The
aircraft carried the number 711.

TJ
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Old September 12th 04, 04:02 PM
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"SA" wrote in message
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As far as I know the F-15 has "only" fought against Iraqi and Serbian
MiG's,
so they do have similar combat experience, although the F-15 most likely
have flown more combat hours.


You are incorrect

Israeli F-15's have fought Syrian Mig's rather succesfully.

Keith


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Old September 12th 04, 04:14 PM
Kevin Brooks
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"Keith Willshaw" wrote in message
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"SA" wrote in message
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As far as I know the F-15 has "only" fought against Iraqi and Serbian
MiG's,
so they do have similar combat experience, although the F-15 most likely
have flown more combat hours.


You are incorrect

Israeli F-15's have fought Syrian Mig's rather succesfully.


And lest we forget, ISTR Saudi F-15's have been known to have dispatched
both Iranian Phantoms and French Mirage F1's.

Brooks


Keith




 




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