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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:29
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
"sometimes using the F-35 is not going to be the most appropriate or the most cost-efficient type of fighter to be using in certain conflict zones where there is going to be no real peer-peer threat"

where has the RAF fought since 1983 that HAS had a peer-to peer threat? Seems to me you'd have been better off with a lot more but less capable fighters rather than hi-end aircraft for a war that never happened............
Level playing fields are all well and good but, when fighting a non-peer adversary to the death, I’d have no qualms about possessing an overwhelming technical advantage. If this means I am also on a par with, or better than, a peer adversary should the need arise unexpectedly, then all the better.
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