Fast jets as close air support (CAS) aircraft

“‘Fast moving aircraft are not designed to support ground troops,’ said Army Sgt. First Class Frank Antenori. ‘As much as the Air Force and Navy would like to think that, fighter aircraft that travel at speeds can’t slow down to identify the targets.’ Antenori made this statement after witnessing a friendly fire incident, in which…

Supreme Joke

Originally posted on Patrice Ayme's Thoughts:
The USA is endowed with a “Supreme Court”, which is mentioned in a few words in the initial document establishing the Constitution of the USA. It was not meant as a Constitutional Court, but came to be progressively used that way. Thus a few individuals named for life…

VIOLENCE IN “HOLY QUR’AN”.

While many claim that Islam is a religion of peace, that is definetly not the case with Literal Islam. A religion based on literal following of a book is only as peaceful as the book it follows, and Qur’an is an extremely violent piece of literature, as can be seen from citations compiled in the…

Military aircraft configurations overview

Design goal Characteristics required Ideal planform Dogfight fast transients (roll onset, pitch onset) subsonic-transonic turn rates (instantaneous, sustained) energy management (acceleration, climb) cruise speed and endurance close-coupled moderate-sweep canard delta BVR combat energy management (acceleration, climb) supersonic turn rates (sustained, instantaneous) cruise speed and endurance top speed long arm moderate-sweep canard delta BVR interception top…

Note on stealth fighters

Nowadays, stealth fighters – F-22, F-35, J-20 and PAK FA – are often being compared to each other and to other, non-stealth fighter aircraft. While these comparisons make sense, exposing certain advantages and disadvantages, they typically ignore one crucial detail. All stealth fighters are designed for one, or a narrow range, of highly specific missions.