If the Space Shuttle were to be equipped with radars and Adams, would It be able to shred all fighter jets in a dog fight?

If the Space Shuttle were to be equipped with radars and Adams, would It be able to shred all fighter jets in a dog fight? It can reach much higher altitudes from 30km to 150km and reach Mach 17 speeds, so Its radars could see much further and Its missiles reach further too.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >reach mach 17 speeds
    no it fricking cant thats like saying the spitfire hit mach 1 because it disintegrated in a dive

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Space tech is too much for aviation gays to comprehend
      https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/BGH/hihyper.html

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh wow look at that exactly what I said
        You should try piloting one - Say Hi to WIllie McCool and the rest of Colombia's crew for me when the wings disintegrate halfway through re-entry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It actually hits like Mach 22 going up on its own engines after the boosters fall away. So, against gravity and also it doesn't fall apart going up (the boosters with the old o-rings might explode, though). Basically nothing like your Spitfire analogy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >after the boosters fall way
        space shuttlers booster separation is in the mesosphere, the air density in the mesosphere is so low your blood would boil if you did not have a pressurized suit on you may as well be going mach 22 in space

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Was there a point here or...?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Your shittle isnt hitting mach 22 moron

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Except that they do, how else would they reach or orbit and re-enter the atmosphere?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Behold! a mach 22 aircraft

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >airbreathing gays BTFO'D

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Very underrated post.
                If Diogenes could see this he'd be laughing.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Gets 'nothing personal'd' but this craft being piloted by a guy who's fully instrument rated in Microsoft Flight Sim.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Well for one, the speed of sound varies at altitude. Sound cannot travel in a vacuum, so mach 1 isn't a thing.
                Second of all, the space shuttle cannot maintain sustained level flight nor maneuver in the same way an airplane can. It's a flying brick. The turning radius it performs as part of deorbiting is the size of multiple states. When it is ascending out of the atmosphere, it is flying in a rocket trajectory. When it is descending, it's closer to say it's gliding in the way a guided bomb would rather than to say it's flying, like a sailplane or an aircraft.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              are you one of those "space is fake" morons?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Adams?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a slide thread?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >slide thread
      Spotted the r/the_donald refugee

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you're a fricking idiot.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This whole thread is fricking moronic but I'm a /sfg/ autist and can't help myself.

    1) the shittle can't "dogfight" because it can't turn for shit, the main engines can only be lit on the ground, the OMS had a whole 305 m/s of delta-v (~ 30 seconds of fuel in a fighter)
    2) the shittle is a hypersonic glide vehicle without cruise
    3) radar won't see shit until it's below ~50km (~160,000ft) because of plasma
    4) any external missile will melt
    5) opening the cargo doors in atmosphere will rip them off
    6) there isn't a single advantage the shittle offers as a missile platform that can't be done by a bigger missile

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you did good but you can slow down and breathe now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >3) radar won't see shit until it's below ~50km (~160,000ft) because of plasma
      If that's the case how do SAR satellites see anything at all?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        by not being in the atmosphere or, if they are, by not going mach 17

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >by not being in the atmosphere or, if they are, by not going mach 17
          How do you think satellites stay in Low Earth Orbit Sherlock?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            by exiting the atmosphere
            you literally copied the answer into your post

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >in a dog fight
    Please tell me you meant BVR you hopeless moron.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frick off. Concentrate on your upcoming grade 10 finals, ffs.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomer education

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just hit it with a piece of insulating foam.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It dosent have engines for flying in low atmosphere, its a glider if you take it out of space, do you read books Black person? you utter frick tard have a nice day.

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