Re: Raptor

Message posted by lone wolf on June 29, 2005 at 12:27:28 PST:

From the article:
"The aircraft are priced at approximately $130 million each, not including the development costs. This is slightly more than a brand-new F-15C, Fergione said."

FAS has the F15 cost at $48 million, but in 1975 dollars to be fair. I suppose all this depends on the definition of "slightly." One could say gasoline costs slightly more today than it did in the year 2000. ;-)

Seriously, the push for more JSF over F-22 procurement is strictly due to (literally) bang for the buck issues. Since the PNACers run the country, here is what they said about the F-22:
"..but as an air superiority aircraft, the F-22 is not well suited to today’s less stressful missions. The Air Force is buying a new race car when it also needs a fleet of minivans."

Thus every time I see a F-22 article, I have to wonder if it is PR to keep the program going."

In Reply to: Raptor posted by adc_dog on June 29, 2005 at 10:19:46 PST:


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