Originally Posted by Rudster816
muz they have the manpower but not the technolgy. they have the old russian tech that hasnt been updated since the commy(no offense intended just shortening it
) government was overthrown.
also you cant win a war without control of the air, they dont have anything that can compare to our air force
which country are you talking about.
In any case, both China and Russia have a very very powerfull air force. USA is by no means unbeatable. And don't even start about the professionalism of your air force. You might have the equipment, but in my opinion
you don't have the personnel.
Just yesterday there were news of one of your bombers flying with nuclear missiles loaded into the plane. The pilot didn't even know the missiles were there, and they sure as hell weren't supposed to be there.
Currently you have at least 1 nuclear missile somewhere in a swamp close to florida (I think) because one of your fighters managed to do something to damage his air craft so badly that he had to drop the bomb to stay in the air. Of course the bomb was never found.
You air force has lost about 10 fighters in Iraq. Now that doesn't seem too bad for a war, right? Except when you include the fact that Iraq never even used their airforce, and the fact that most of their anti-air stuff is from something like the 70's. That being said, most of the lost air craft were because of accidents. Just one question comes to mind, how the hell do you crash a fighter a) into the ground or b) into another fighter?
Now I don't mean to offend anyone, but you guys have to understand that you are not that far ahead of other big countries when it comes to military power.