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Old April 23rd, 2021, 12:01 AM
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Default Re: Dogfight videos

Originally Posted by Suhiir View Post
You always need to take the engagement situation into account when watching such videos.

Is the F-22 designed/intended to be a "dogfight" aircraft? No.
It's intended to attack from outside visual and radar (due to it's reduced radar signature it can see further then it can be seen from via radar) range.

Put anything into a situation it's not designed for it will perform sub optimally.
That's why this guy is quite good he says as much & is impartial which is unusual.
Did not realise its common in a guns only scenario to try & take other kills despite the fact you cannot claim them.
I was surprised the Rafale could get down to 80 knots. He wasn't as he has flown them but did comment it was outside its performance envelope.
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