Generalfeldmarschall zur Luftschiff Abteilung
- Aug 29, 2008
I'm still going for the F-5 with a nod to the A-4...
Hypothetically, of course.
Hypothetically, of course.
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Is that a North bound or South bound GAX?How about the Boeing GAX?
Oddly my 1984 Janes manual only gives the top speed of the A-10 only at sea level, clean, 439 mph, and at 5000 ft with 6 Mk 82 bombs, 438 mph.Advantage of a postwar jet would be a radar gunsight. So that should give an advantage.
The issue with the A-10 is that it's performance can match late war fighters so it could find itself in trouble. The Fishbed has none of this issue.
Su-25 would be better as it has more performance.
It’s ceiling is 45,000 feet which is as good as any WWII aircraft.Depends on stuff.
If the A-10 had to fly at a certain altitude then what is it's top speed at that altitude or more importantly it's max cruising speed at that altitude.
If it has to shoot down bombers at 20,000ft then that's it's altitude so what would be it's rate of climb or instantaneous turn rate?
Could it reach 40,000ft? What would it's performance as an interceptor be there?
Much to discuss.
I didn't say it was. I should have stated it as not to exceed speed to be clear.The never exceed speed is not necessary related to its level speed.
It more related to a dive.
Would need a detailed breakdown of every altitude and cruise speed at every altitude and max speed at every altitude before I can pass judgement.
No idea if such a thing exists within the public domain. And even if it did we would have not know if it's correct.
Top speed is less important that you may think. Max Cruising speed in the real world could be more important.
I don't drive my Ferrari 200mph all the time!
You know how hard it is to get your order in at the drive-thru at 200mph?Wimp.
I find one of the counter measures very fascinating:Look how hard it was for the Luftwaffe to down the U-2s piloted by the Nacht Hexxen (Night Witches).
Since the U-2 could fly at 70,000 I am not surprised.Look how hard it was for the Luftwaffe to down the U-2s piloted by the Nacht Hexxen (Night Witches).
Yep, that little biplane's Shvetsov M-11D radial was a screamer!Since the U-2 could fly at 70,000 I am not surprised.
F.G. Powers the U-2 pilot shot down , grew up in my hometown, I'm know all his family.Since the U-2 could fly at 70,000 I am not surprised.
When I looked it up in 1960, in a 1956-68 Janes all the World's Aircraft, the biplane was listed under both designations.For some reason, the Polikarpov U-2 is better known by it's postwar Po-2 designation.