Tairaa wrote:Still a sleek aircraft though. Hmmm.... F35....
Nah, I still think the f-22A is far sexier, and it has far better performance. But is also way more expensive.
The American built F-22 & F-35 are both a heap of shiit.
Australia should not buy such inferior rubbish.
The Russian-built Sukhoi fighter Jet is vastly superior to the U.S built JSF.U.S.A built fighter jets 'clubbed' by Russians
September 11, 2008
The Australian federal opposition has dismissed new doubts about the capacity of the multi-billion dollar Joint Strike Fighter to perform against jets used by Russia and China.
The JSF jets, for which Australia is likely to pay $16 billion, were comprehensively beaten in highly classified simulated dogfights against Russian-built Sukhoi fighter aircraft, it has been reported.
The war games, conducted at Hawaii's Hickam airbase last month, were witnessed by at least four RAAF personnel and a member of Australia's peak military spy agency, the Defence Intelligence Organisation, The West Australian said.
Opposition defence spokesman Nick Minchin said he was taking "with a grain of salt" the validity of the report.
"This is based on a computer game, computer modelling of the aircraft," he told Sky News.
"This is not real life."
Senator Minchin said he had a classified briefing on the JSF from its US manufacturer Lockheed-Martin which had promoted the aircraft as the most advanced jet fighter ever.
"I can't really say much about it, but this is a phenomenal aircraft.
"As our chief of defence Angus Houston has said this is a most extraordinary aircraft, it is the right aircraft for Australia."
The multi-purpose fighter would be the backbone of the United States military, Senator Minchin said.
"We are fortunate to be in it and the government should move to make the decision to acquire it."
WA Liberal backbencher Dennis Jensen said he had spoken to a third party with knowledge of the final classified test results who had claimed the JSF had been clubbed like baby seals by the simulated Sukhois, The West Australian reported.
A response was been sought from the government.
( U.S built F-22 fighter jet )http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faB5bIdksi8
( Russian-built Sukhoi fighter jet )http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGE1R_nzQW8