When there is a fight between a Policeman, Soldier and an Air force pilot... Policeman tends to lose out cos his longest ammunition is only about the length of his thumb.
The soldier can win the policeman anytime cos his longest ammunition is about an arm's length.
No one can win a pilot in size cos his shortest ammunition is about an arms length.
No wonder Girls love pilots.
good to know that the A-10 has been around for ages and it is still serving well in combat. it's one of the ugliest combat planes around but heck... it packs a punch like nobody else
I second the A10s......
A-10?? Too much firepower and too offensive, our neighbours would surely complain and bitch about us. (Esp during election time).
Ah-64 better opinion imho.
Should have saved the money & used it for other more important things. Air superiority is still the US playground. Although it is very highly unlikely to happen, but if we go into war with a country like them, we sure will be screwed anyway. Want to buy the stealth planes? Want to buy the Commanches? Better be very very patient. I don't think they'll sell those to other countries any time soon.
But we won't go to war with US, they are our close ally
Its the other countries here we should be worried about..
I tot we are going towards pilotless plans????
Officially a good portion of our air assets are not based in Singapore but scattered across the region and the world. The airspace is limited for flying so many aircraft right here so they fly where it is easier to train without scaring a jetliner full of passengers. The newspaper article said that half would be based in the US, I think.
Even in the US, the trend is moving toward single aircraft types performing multiple roles. The US Navy has retired the Tomcats and first generation Hornets for the Super Hornet.
Getting highly specialized aircraft like the A-10 is impractical - it can only operate where aerial superiority is guaranteed, otherwise it is a sitting duck for any fighter roaming around. It'd be blown out of the sky before the pilot could even bring the GAU-8 to point at the enemy. Even the Warthogs' own pilots concede this point. With Singapore having limited aircraft, it would be simpler for the aircraft to protect itself than require other aircraft to provide cover to accomplish its mission.
Dont believe whats stated in the media. The numbers dont usually tally. Its about healthy politics.
However, we do have an excellent team managing & operating a few fleet of fighter jets. More powerful jets like the f18 wont be necessary - imho - as this is only a tiny island to dash. I believe skill may be more important plus a good ground-to-air defence operation to guard the jetters.
How about retrofit our C-130 to a AC-130 Spectre type aircraft. Should be good as we can maximize our limited asset?
Last edited by greenieadi; 24th October 2007 at 10:35 PM.
We are small fly but our sting is power. All this is to warn don't play with small fly.
Think of concepts and work towards it.
U know of the potential terror threats several years ago that most security forces around the world freaked out at the possibility of terrorists smuggling in manpack SAM missiles and shooting at civilian airliners?
Think we shld retro-fit ECM, Flare & Chaff system on our A380. No, wait. As an added measure, retrofit 2 AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 AMRAAM and 1 GAU-8 Avenger. It will become The A380 - A Civilian Defense version.