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Posted: 10/12/2005 3:30:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:35:13 AM EDT
I feel dumber having read that thread...maybe I should work for that company...I could give AT LEAST that thorough of an analysis and I'll do it for half of whatever they paid the other guy....
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:52:40 AM EDT
Gotta love the .mil paying out for a study that everyone knew would come to the obvious conclusion.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:52:45 AM EDT
I was told the Super Hornet is a very different aircraft from the Hornet, and not just a Hornet with mods.

The F/A-22 is indeed a revolutionary new aircraft but I'm guessing there will be more Super Hornets than Raptors flying around before we get more drones.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:56:48 AM EDT

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I was told the Super Hornet is a very different aircraft from the Hornet, and not just a Hornet with mods.

Correct, the two are only look-alikes, it was completely redesigned from the ground up with the only restriction of a similar look.  Even the engine inlets have different designs (round on the regular vs rectangular on the super, easiest way to tell them apart without a size reference).

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:26:27 AM EDT
We need Super Hornets and upgraded F-15s just as much as we need the Raptor...and the F-35.

Now, if we could just find a way to put the F-4 Phantom back into service...without being target drones.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:29:29 AM EDT
If we can get a lot of F-18 Super Hornets in the air faster and cheaper than the F-22/F-35, I say just go with the F-18 Super Hornet. Whatever works the best that is the cheapest to buy and easiest to maintain... The stealth stuff works great for strategic/surgical strikes/special operations but having that as the primary fighter jet is pricey and inefficient.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:43:25 AM EDT
That must be RAND's "training wheels" analysis.  Here boy-genius, start with an easy one.  Maybe they will do a 9mm vs .45 analysis next.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:51:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:52:31 AM EDT
So I guess supercruise will be an incremental improvement?  Maybe they can add it in block 20.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:01:20 AM EDT

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That must be RAND's "training wheels" analysis.  Here boy-genius, start with an easy one.  Maybe they will do a 9mm vs .45 analysis next.



Or 30-06 vs 308
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:01:51 AM EDT

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I was told the Super Hornet is a very different aircraft from the Hornet, and not just a Hornet with mods.

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The opearative term is 'based on an existing design'…………

ANdy



If it works, it works. Why re-design the wheel?
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