Friday, December 23, 2005

It Takes on SIX (6) F-15 Eagles at Once!

From Hugh Hewitt (who I really like but his posts are often waaaayyy too long) via AP:

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The Air Force's new F-22A Raptor is such a dominant fighter jet that in mock dogfights its pilots typically take on six F-15 Eagles at once.
Despite the favorable odds, the F-15s, still one of the world's most capable fighters, are no contest for the fastest radar-evading stealth jet ever built.
"The F-15 pilots, they are the world's best pilots," said Lt. Col. David Krumm, an F-22A instructor pilot. "When you take them flying against anyone else in the world, they are going to wipe the floor with them. It's a startling moment for them to come down here and get waylaid."
The F-22A officially became ready for combat this month with a squadron of 12 Raptors on standby for worldwide deployment at Langley Air Force Base, Va.


The full post with links to pictures is here: http://hughhewitt.com/archives/2005/12/18-week/index.php#a000865

Of course, very few countries in the world have anything that can compete with an F-15, not to mention six of them!

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