how both aircraft are interceptors with the duty of intercepting targets over the ocean , the aircraft is a weapons platform for an anti bomber mission , its not dueling with other fighters during its period of operations . I believe the trick is to get the target as far away from your house as possible so they cant lob ASMs.Then we are in violent agreement. Mission profile is much different.
How did the Delta Dart and Delta Dagger stand in comparison back in the day?
I understand that the Lightning is near and dear to every Brit but jeez guys I'd much rather down my target with its nuke over the water . Thats why the Lightning was replaced by its contemporary the F4.Range is not a requirement, as I said. Up off the ground and high into the sky in the shortest possible time is what a UK interceptor required. .