Ok, thanks for apologizing your mistake dude that was nice of you, although i didnt know you were mistaking us for the norwegians (who when it comes to airforces seems to have major brainleaks)
much of what you say are completely correct, especially when it comes to the systems in the planes making them still viable. then again, that's kindoff the point when u sell your old hardly working stuff to smaller countries.
As for 8 gripens... maybe you haven't realized that stealth does not mean its invisible.... not even on the radar. It means low radar signature. And a plane as big as f-22 is hard to get a low radar signature on, thereby its shape. Gripen is small, very small, smaller than an f-16. and thereby logically it has a smaller radar signature than most planes, not smaller than a f-22 although i can the imagine the difference is probably minor.
Then of course its about payload. Bigger payload (unless its inside the airplane) contribute to the signature. F-35 for an example (same goes for the f-22)loose a lot of its stealth capabilities if u have payload outside its interior cargo space(it can take about 2 missiles).
And then its up to the super mega fleet of 1753 f-35 u say u got coming...
yeah, right thats not going to happen mate!!! maybe u should pay attention to ur country's current economical condition. and the fact that the f-35 currently is still under development and that the estimated price for them are still rising. AND that other countries (who contributed to the develpment costs since the USA hardly had enough money) are beginning to look other ways (or have been for some times) for other planes to replace their long ovedue and more-expensive-by-the-minute f-35.
other planes like the eurofighter, gripen, rafael, mig-35 and so on.
america hates war??? thats certainly not the message ur giving to the world dude! as ur just fine basing invasions on lies, faulty intelligence and oilprofits!.
and don't give me the evil takes over bull****! i'm not the Fox news demographic!
I hope one day america will realize that their whole economy is a big bubble that is ready to burst and that they are standing at the beginning of a new depression and that we in the rest of the world all want our money back! so we can do anything possible to minimize the damage done. so our children can have a brighter future.
but then again i have to admit man, i prefer u yanks a hundred times before the chinese or the russians(especially the russians).
would be nice if some people did a little research before they run their mouths off Link
pay very close attention to the Stealth and Armaments section
do some reasearch b4 u mouth off at least, so u dnt look like a complete fool
~Kho[Edited by KhodoS, 11/13/2010 4:13:23 AM]