On AviationIntel F-22 vs Typhoon article

http://aviationintel.com/2012/07/28/in-response-to-reports-of-simulated-f-22-raptor-kills-by-german-eurofighters/   While author is indeed correct that training sorties do not necessarily mean that one type of aircraft is superior, multiple sorties can, when analyzed properly and assuming that setup is known, provide some information about respective fighter’s capabilities. Huge control surfaces and thrust vectoring are useful for high-altitude and low-speed maneuvers, not in…

On F-35 export “success”

I have often seen F-35’s export successes being used as a proof of aircraft’s quality. Is it really so? I decided to check situation. It is known that United States have often used diplomatic pressure – even threats of military invasion – to secure arms contracts. That also seems to be case here. And it…