Re: Rhetorical Questions?????

Message posted by Magoo on March 27, 2002 at 16:37:39 PST:

1. Several reasons - they had the F-15E and the B-1B, The Vark retirement was a political decision to free up funding for the F-22 and B-2, plus the Vark was also getting very man-hours intensive. They're the official reasons anyway...

2. Because the A-12 was several thousand pounds overweight, $2.5 billion over budget, and 3-4 years overtime.

3. The A-10 is a close air support aircraft, where as the A-12 was going to be a long range precision strike aircraft, therefore there is a quite a large gap in both capability and planend mission, which is neatly filled by the F-16, F-117 and F-15E.

The F-20 was to be a lightweight successor for the F-5E and was mainly marketed at nations who couldn't afford F-16s and F/A-18s. The F/A-18 is a large and more capable aircraft that was designed for the carrier borne multi-role mission. Kinda like comparing apples and organges really...

So, what's your point with your rhetorical questions?


In Reply to: Rhetorical Questions????? posted by wolfbane on March 27, 2002 at 15:59:29 PST:


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