Advantage Eurofighter : Service ceiling

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  1. luckyy

    luckyy Regular Member

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    Eurofighter is highly agile , but the best part of it is the Service ceiling which is 65000ft , almost 8000ft better then any other compiteter in it's class...

    even eurofighter is not full spectrum stealth (VLO) ,flying at such a hight , it can panetrate realy deep inside enemy territory , ..

    it will be difficult for the enemy fighters to counter a aircratf which is flying almost 8000ft above their head..

    IAF already retired MIG-25 in year 2006, which can fly at a hight of 80000ft , it was reported that MIG-25 was spotted deep inside pakistan territory in but F-16 can't counter it just because it was flying a great hight..


    coming up next is the russian PAK-DA bomber which can fly at 150,000ft..
    http://www.deagel.com/Long-Range-Attack-Aircraft/PAK-DA_a002424001.aspx
     
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  3. Agantrope

    Agantrope Senior Member Senior Member

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    High Service Ceiling

    Advantages:
    Can easily piss on enemy aircraft
    reconnaissance

    Disadvantages:
    Aircraft engine will get easily worn out because of altitude and oxygen level
    Gives the SAM more range to chase
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Euro-fighter is one of the best Air-crafts, But Its flying at 8000ft don't give us the advantage any longer as F-16 blockC/D are equipped with modern engines like F110-GE-132 delivering 142 kN or F110-GE-129 delivering 131 kN enhancing the range and service selling of the F-16 to 60,000+ ft...

    Also All the F-16 are now armed with AIM-120 BVRs with range of 50kms at speed of Mach4..
    Even u r flying 500 to 1000m down, U can still shoot down the high flying adversary..
    These are some of the reasons why MIG-25 was retired..

    General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Eurofighter Typhoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    AIM-120 AMRAAM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    General Electric F110 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Not only the altitude matters here but speed too..
    The PAF forward base may not have the BVRs or if they had than it was not loaded, Even If PAF would have loaded BVRs and too off for a chase it and reach the required altitude for Mach 2, by that time, IAF MIG-25 would have completed the mission and returning to the base at speed near to Mach 3..
     

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