Crave and Ace. I want to see that report of the fight of the F-15 against the F-22.
About the Typhoon. I've a lot of respect for that plane, BUT it has some crippling flight characteristics, mainly the temperature it can take off in. That can be a serious limitation.
I do agree about the cost of the F-22 being astronomical, but I do not believe it really costs that much. I'm quite sure a lot of that money is going to 'black' programs - ones that do not appear on the Congressional Budget.
I just woke up after sleeping 30+ hours, so I am a bit groggy, thirsty and I have a headache. But here are some ideas for a possible European side, and I know someone got all pissed at me for mentioning it, but people toss back and forth others' ideas all the time because no one reads through the entire history of the boards. Well, I sure don't. So do not take this as an insult - take it as a compliment that two great minds think alike
German Infantry - Known for their training and equipment, the Germans have always fought well. Armed with an assault rifle and the potatomasher - a frag grenade with increased range.
Missile Infantry - Again, the Germans. The MILAN missile, though not as capable as the American Javelin missile.
Sniper- Hands down, the British.
Special Forces- Either the British SAS or Russian SPETZNAZ. Those guys are brutal.
APC- Russian BMP-4. Carries respectable cannon, AT missile and infantry. Can be air-dropped.
Tank - Here is the tough one. Challenger 2 (UK) is the best in the world. The Germans have the outstanding Leopard series and the Russians have something called the Black Eagle. I'dsay the UK tank because it does not use an autoloader (which have historically been a mechanical nightmare).
AA Tank - Russian Tuguskna, spelled incorrectly. Rapid fire AA guns and missiles.
Su-47 Berkut - agile as hell.
Eurofighter Typhoon - Jack of all trades plane.
AT Helo - the Ka-50 WEREWOLF. The thing looks intimidating sitting on the ground.
And about the US smashing the UK - it should be known the Royal Navy has never been defeated, even when all other branches of the UK military were defeated or nearly so. Do not underestimate the Brits. After studying military history in great detail, they are the one nation I would not want to mess with. Of course, the Germans and the Russians have always been nasty, too.
Edited by 7th_Panzer, 26 September 2005 - 06:57 AM.