Yes the F-35 Would Wipe out an F-15 or F-16 (But Maybe Not Every Single Time)
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TNI Staff

Security, Americas

Why not?

Key point: The F-35 wins at long-range due to its stealth capabilities. But it is no dogfighter and if another plane got close enough, maybe the F-35 would lose.

The U.S. Air Force does not use the F-16 primarily as an air superiority fighter—the air-to-air mission is secondary—the AESA is needed to keep the venerable jet relevant. With an AESA, the F-16 could probably hold its own against the Su-35 at longer ranges—but it would still be a...

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