F-5E "Tiger 2" - the second generation F-5. Was on sale to 19 countries. 120 planes were under construction on Taiwan according to the license. I know that on arms of Mexico only 10 such cars consist. Two of which educational. F-5 good, at the same time, cheap plane. But its time came to an end, F-5 became outdated. Not so strongly became outdated physically, as morally. Modernization of aviation systems and installation of new arms won't give a due superiority. If to look at this problem on the other hand, Mexico doesn't have sense to keep in a hangar up-to-date fighters! If to consider Su-30 or Su-35, as options of replacement F-5E. That it is necessary to understand, be retrained it is necessary practically from scratch. Planes of Su-27 family are executed according to the concept of longitudinal static instability. In this reached over maneuverability, which gives priority, especially in near fight. And to operate them, it absolutely other. F-5F for crew training on the Russian planes aren't suitable. For good training of crews on Su-30 and Su-35 it is desirable to buy Yak-130 (NATO reporting name: Mitten). Too quite good option for purchase if Mexico is adjusted on long cooperation with Russia. He can protect air space of Mexico.
Yak-130 - advanced combat training aircraft, is able to replicate the characteristics of several "4 ++" generation fighters as well as the fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50. It can also perform light-attack and reconnaissance duties.
According to this reference you can see the main characteristics of the plane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=9l98c8SZO4c Video in English.
It is possible to pay attention to MiG-35 (NATO reporting name: Fulcrum-F) - the multi-purpose Russian fighter of generation "4 ++". Unfortunately developers of HAWX forgot to present it in game. Has two updatings: single MiG-35 and double MiG-35D. 10 prototypes have been built so far and are currently subject to extensive field trials. The MiG-35 is now classed as a medium-weight aircraft because its maximum take-off weight has increased by 30 percent, exceeding its previous criteria of classification. Nevertheless, cost of one unit and cost operation will be cheaper than Su-30 and Su-35.
Russia already sold to Mexico three multi-purpose military transport Mi-17 helicopters which will be delivered to Mexico during 2012. Helicopters were bought by the navy ministry. It is the agency responsible for combating organized crime and drug trafficking in the border with the United States of the country.
Trade in arms this same policy! And hardly the proud USA will be glad to the Russian aircraft dissecting air space near their borders!
Last edited by Rassian_Falcon; 08-08-2012 at 12:14 PM.
1st of all i've been a military researcher for many years with particular interest in air-superiority fighters.
As for why the F-22 production was cancled, heres my take on it.
1st, It was not cancled, they just decided to stop production, why? 2 reasons
1. Its not that the F-22 is not good, its actually the oposite, when Congress asked why it was so expensive, Lockheed Martin, gave the capabilities, some of them top secret
after doing so, a study with the pentagon determined, that a fleet of some 100 raptors will be enough to establish air-dominance anywhere,
The U.S. doctrine since World war two was, "to be able to wage 2 large scale wars at the same time"
But after the financial crisis of 2009, this was reverted back to one
As a result the initial order of F-22s were cut, then cut again, and cut some more,
2. After the fall of the USSR, not many nations can chalange the US in the air, in the wars in Iraq 2003 and Afganistan, there was'nt a single dog fight, but aircraft focused mainly on bombings, so Congress saw the need for, "the perfect air superiority fighter" as useless.
Also Congress learned that the little brother of the F-22, the F-35 is also a fearsome dogfighter, dont beleive the haters who say, it cant turn, because it can, infact pilots say that it can turn better than a lite F-16, even when it has bombs in it, the teen sereis fighters have their strengths, listed below
F-15 : known for the E-M theory, it can maintain speed through a tight turn, very important in a dog fight
F-16 : known for its very tight turning,
F-18 : known for having one of the best pitch rates and slow speed handeling capabilities, very agile, especialy at slow speeds where most dog fights occur
According to pilots, the F-35 can do all of the above, just a lot better
So with that in mind, and with the F-35 being more useful than the F-22, because its multi role, unlike the F-22 that is specialized for air-air combat, (yes I know it can drop bombs, but not as well as the F-35)
Congress decided to simply go for the F-35
But to say that the J-10 and PAK-FA will surpass the F-22 is unfounded, many of the charactaristics of the F-22 remain topsecret, even things like, Top-speed, maximum sustaind and instantanious turn rates,
When the F-22 came out, Russia said their latest Su-30s and its variants can beat it, but according to recent reports, Russian Officials were very concerned about the Raptors capabilities, they were also concerned at how precise the raptor was executing its maneuvers at airshows (This came from Russian pilots themselves)
This is why ther are pushing for the PAK-FA, but as it is now, the PAK-FA still lacks engine performance, RCS reduction and sensor fussion, but ofcorse, its still under development, so lets wait and see,
However, plans are already being made to upgrade the Raptor, rumors are even going around of an F-22E Super Raptor, but like I said, its just a rumor
P.S, im not an American, so im not spreading propaganda
Look attentively! From such loadings F-22 will collapse in air!
Last edited by Rassian_Falcon; 10-08-2012 at 09:55 AM.
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In Russia planes are constantly modernized, established new devices, engines and arms. The last updatings is Mig-35. On it it is not correct to compare one plane to the whole family MiG!
Last edited by Rassian_Falcon; 11-02-2012 at 08:44 PM.
A bit of history! Modifications of the Su-27
Last edited by Rassian_Falcon; 01-26-2013 at 10:49 PM.