Proposed Ending Production of F22

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Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Pepsi-Wolf » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:11 pm

http://www.dailytech.com/Defense+Secret ... e14776.htm

I'm not all for ending F22 production to replace our aging F15/16/18s
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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Col.Kell » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:01 pm

You are talking about the F-22 Raptor stealth bomber-fighter, right? And where is the article?
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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Skyfaller » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:55 am

It seems to be part of Robert Gates' proposal to save on military hardware in the US.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090406/ap_ ... nse_budget

The article says that no more than 187 F-22 are to be produced, but it also mentions that production of the F-35 is to be sped up.
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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Col.Kell » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:44 am

I agree that the Raptor is expensive and is not ideal for this type of war, but I am not convinced that justifies production to halt entierly.
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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Pepsi-Wolf » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:15 am

sorry, I guess I didnt copy the link and I just pasted the wrong thing
I fixed my link in my original post now
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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by chelestra » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:04 pm

I think one thing people are missing here is that technology may be evolving, but pilots can still make or break any plane. A good pilot can make an antiquated or obsolete plane a deadly weapon, while an inexperienced pilot can make a technological marvel a flying pile of scrap. If they do eventually decide to end production of the F22 it will be a sad loss of a mission SPECIFIC plane. Personally I'd love to see the development of a low orbit supra-range fighter (atains a low orbit fuel saving altitude, cruises to desired "hotspot" and reneters atmosphere) If you could have a stealthed craft in orbit between the troposphere and lowest satelite orbital trajectories, it would be a helluva vehicle. But I tend to be a dreamer, so i look less at what we have now and had in the past, and what we might be able to produce in the future.

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Re: Proposed Ending Production of F22

Post by Pepsi-Wolf » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:11 pm

maybe look into developing some of these
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