Is the F-22 still needed?

What if instead the air force did a Super F-35 to replace the F-22?

Copy and paste the thurst vectoring nozzle of the F-35B into the F-35A.

Add the larger wings of the F-35C into the F-35A.

I have the impression that the F-35A could become something like the F-22.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    do morons still believe in the high-low mix meme surrounding the F-22 and F-35?
    .... it's not. The F-22 will be entirely replaced by the F-35 within the next decade or two when spare parts run out and you simply can't bolt enough upgrades to keep it viable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Whuh
      Why would the F35 replace a machine that's slated to be replaced by NGAD?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      F-22 is being replaced by the 6th gen with options. F-35 is replacing the F-16.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >.... it's not. The F-22 will be entirely replaced by the F-35 within the next decade or two when spare parts run out
      They still produce spare parts for the F-22 and F-22 is slated to be replaced by NGAD in the USAF and complemented by the USN's NGAD program, which has the same name and acronym but is a different program with a different role.

      Like it could be "replaced" in the sense that in the next decade the F-35 could do a lot of things the F-22 could do but better just because it is, you know, newer, but it's not a true replacement. The F-35 can't supercruise with the F-22's loadout, but NGAD will probably be able to. The F-35 won't have a better radar than the F-22's airframe size could theoretically hold, but NGAD probably will. You get the idea.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    F-35 is a single-engine plane with large payload bays that required compromising its aerodynamic shape. F-22 is a bigger twin-engine plane with smaller payload bays and thrust vectoring; it has fewer design compromises for multiple roles and is more significantly optimized for air-to-air combat.

    It makes sense to keep the F-22 because it is still the best thing at what it is meant to do.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >muh dogfighting
      smartest f22 fan

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dogfights will still happen, and the Raptor will hunt other jets, up to and including F-35 variants that have fallen into the hands of bad actors due to exporting it everywhere.

        Whuh
        Why would the F35 replace a machine that's slated to be replaced by NGAD?

        >NGAD
        Stupid aluminum dorito and it's stupid drones. Stupid metal kite. Flatfish. Only stealth bombers should go all in on the death triangle look.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >fallen into the hands of bad actors
          Such as?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            China.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              How?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Shenanigans and espionage in SEA

                >go to start up your questionably acquired F-35
                >message appears on the screen that your current location violates EULA
                >ejection seat fires and turns you into a paraplegic
                You really think DRM is just for vidyagaems?

                Your looney tunes scenario doesn't make me feel any better.

                oh, you're one of those. I'm sorry.

                No you're not.

                Wait...

                Anon, tell us who runs the Singaporean armed forces?
                Why did they buy 4?
                How do you feel about the US selling the F-35 to Singapore?
                Tell us about the Peng Shuai incident.

                China, China, uncomfortable, China.

                Point being, the F-22 is our trump card. It will ensure air dominance in the event of worst case scenarios within the next decade. All will be known in due time.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              oh, you're one of those. I'm sorry.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >go to start up your questionably acquired F-35
              >message appears on the screen that your current location violates EULA
              >ejection seat fires and turns you into a paraplegic
              You really think DRM is just for vidyagaems?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Wait...

              Anon, tell us who runs the Singaporean armed forces?
              Why did they buy 4?
              How do you feel about the US selling the F-35 to Singapore?
              Tell us about the Peng Shuai incident.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Leave this board spamming pla homosexual

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I was giving him the benefit of the doubt, I assumed he was one of those "ISRAEL WILL NUKE THE UNITED STATES!!!!" types who are salty about the IAF having stealth jets. But no. He's the Singapore poster.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The F-22 will prove itself invaluable in the next great war and shut you homosexuals up just like bad Brad did this year.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is “bad Brad” the guy who shot down the ballon?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The F-22 and F-35 are by far and away the two most OP planes ever in history for their time and there isn't a close third. There's no need to replace it as long as they have spare parts or until the GONADs or whatever it's called finally gets here. Kneel to America, thirdies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about ME-109s in 1935?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        1937*

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