F-15 vs F-16

Introduction F-15 and F-16 are two fighters that came out of programmes started after the Vietnam war demonstrated clear inadequacy of BVR-only designs then in service. When it became obvious that high agility is a necessary characteristic of modern fighter aircraft, F-15 project was revamped in order to give it better agility. LWF project was…

Is the F-22 really superior to all other fighter aircraft

USAF often touts F-22 as being the best fighter aircraft in the world. Is that really so? What are requirements for a good fighter aircraft? By analyzing past wars we can see that following requirements have never changed: high agility at dogfighting speeds (currently in the medium subsonic to transsonic regime) superior situational awareness low…