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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Russian doctrine includes the use of tactical nuclear weapons in combat operations. They would likely target large military formations, bases, or critical infrastructure.
    And logistical trains.
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    Are You serious ? .......if you think the cost of the US military budget is an honest figure you have been fooled . By all accounts , even from US military analysis , Russian military has equaled or surpassed the US in the last 10 years - and they've done it for a small fraction of what it costs the US . The US military/industrial companies has bled America almost dry - their greed is unsurpassed in the history of humanity . Look at the cost of the F-35 program , and it's looking like those planes will never reach a suitable standard to match the Russian planes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    Are You serious ? .......if you think the cost of the US military budget is an honest figure you have been fooled . By all accounts , even from US military analysis , Russian military has equaled or surpassed the US in the last 10 years - and they've done it for a small fraction of what it costs the US . The US military/industrial companies has bled America almost dry - their greed is unsurpassed in the history of humanity . Look at the cost of the F-35 program , and it's looking like those planes will never reach a suitable standard to match the Russian planes .
    The F-35, even though it has not lived up to all expectations, is still far superior to anything the Russians or Chinese have. At least with the Russian 5th generation aircraft, their engines are woefully under-powered. They are working on a fix, then we can see how they stack up to the F-35. But by the time the fix is in place the US will be close to fielding its 6th generation aircraft.
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    Before attempting The 6th generation plane wouldn't it make sense to wait until the f-35's are a proven working model ? ....at the moment they are all grounded for safety reasons . F-35's are looking like a very expensive hoax ........""""Is there any Russian fighter jet that can beat USA's F35 Lightning II? 27 Answers Shreyas Holay Shreyas Holay, Journalist Answered Aug 25 2015 Well, it doesn't require a Russian fighter to beat the F-35. The aircraft is so much flawed that almost anything that can fly, can beat it. During a recently conducted test by the US Air Force itself, the F-35 was completely outclassed by the older F-16. The Australian Air Force tested the F-35 against Sukhoi Su-30s. The results of the test were devastating for the F-35. The Australian authorities quoted, "Hundreds of F-35s were destroyed within first 20 minutes of engagement. For the Sukhoi pilots it was like clubbing baby seals!". The F-35 is an over engineered useless white elephant that has no characteristic of a fighter. It's a heavy machine with a less powerful engine. The wing area is also less that severely affects its maneuverability. Though it is claimed that it's a stealth aircraft, it can be detected by the IRST at modest distance. There have been reports that during a military exercise, a Eurofighter Typhoon not just detected the F-35 from long distance, but also it had a radar lock on it."""" Talking about combat capability, the F-35 depends much upon its arsenal of BVR (beyond visual range) air to air missiles. However, it has been observed that only 20% of the BVR missiles can reach their targets.

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    What 31 Air Force Pilots Who Flew the F-35 Really Think

    A total of 174 U.S. pilots currently have been trained to fly Lockheed Martin’s F-35A Lightning II. The Heritage Foundation interviewed 31 of these former F-15C, F-15E, F-16C, and A-10 pilots. Each expressed a high degree of confidence in the F-35A, their new fifth-generation platform.Here are nine insights gleaned from those conversations:
    1. Even with developmental restrictions that limit the F-35A’s responsiveness and ability to maneuver, every U.S. fighter pilot interviewed would pick the F-35A over his former jet in a majority of air-to-air (dogfight) engagement scenarios they could face.




    2. A former F-15C instructor pilot said he consistently beat his former jet in mock dogfights.



    3. A former F-16C instructor—and graduate of the Air Force Weapons Instructor Course (Which is similar to the Navy's famed “Top Gun” school)—said the jet is constrained on how tight it can turn (G-limited) now. But even so, the rudder-assisted turns are incredible and deliver a constant 28 degrees of turn a second. When the Air Force removes the restrictions, this jet will be eye watering.


    4. Three former F-16CJ Wild Weasel instructor pilots, those tasked with attacking surface-to-air missile sites, said a single F-35A can find and attack SAM sites faster and more effectively than three F-16CJ fighters working together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Read most of it . The National Interest is basically a sales journal for the US military ......the article itself is half an apology for the plane not being anywhere near finished or available for service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJL View Post
    Read most of it . The National Interest is basically a sales journal for the US military ......the article itself is half an apology for the plane not being anywhere near finished or available for service.
    Actually what it says is that despite all the gee-wiz stuff not being ready, the plane is ready and is the best in its class.
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