Wednesday, December 14, 2016

F-22 vs. PAK FA + Beauty Contest

Edge: Raptor.

But dayum the T-50 is one sexy-ass aircraft.
How is it the Russians make such beautiful planes?
(MiG-25 notwithstanding...)
Just in terms of aesthetics, I'm not sure what we've got to really rave about, fourth-gen-+-wise, other than the F-16... For all it's coolosity...I just don't think the F-22 can hold a candle, hotness-wise, to the PAK FA. Su-35: also hawt, obvs. (Don't even get me started on the F-35 gawd.) MiG-29: also hot. And we'd better not go back to the MiG-15 and MiG-17...though at least the F-86 and F-100 can sorta hold their own. (Ugh. Think about the comparison: F-4, MiG-21...)
So, sure, the F-22 and F-35 might be better than Russia's fifth-gen fighters...but I ask you...is it really worth sacrificing hotness for efficiency?

2 Comments:

Blogger Pete Mack said...

Nothing looks more bad-ass than the A-10. Beautiful, yes. Bad-ass, not a chance.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

Yes. Our fighter pilot and craft stand a stastically insignificant chance of winning and being the ones left alive. So...Yes!

9:43 PM  

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