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  • Rnd 2 Grp GH - LTV A-7 Corsair II (USA) vs MD/Boeing F-15 Eagle (USA)

    Round 2, Group GH:

    LTV A-7 Corsair II (USA)
    vs
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle (USA)




    Candidate #115 - LTV A-7 Corsair II (USA)

    Service Intro - 1967
    Roles - Carrier & land-based attack; tanker; flight & EW trainer
    Quantity Produced - 1,569
    User Nations - USA, Greece, Portugal, Thailand

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTV_A-7_Corsair_II









    Candidate #123 - McDonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle (USA)

    Service Intro - 1976
    Roles - air superiority; all-weather strike/ground attack; trainer
    Quantity Produced - 1,198
    User Nations - USA, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia

    For further info & some technical details, you can start with Wiki here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonn...las_F-15_Eagle







    A fair amount of dissimilarity here; nevertheless, one of these aircraft is surely more significant/influential as a multi-role platform than the other?
    Which is it to be?
    Will you vote for the Corsair II or the Eagle?


    Only one of these two candidates will make it to the next round!


    Which of them is the more significant and/or influential?


    Consider the criteria with care! You decide!
    82
    LTV A-7 Corsair II (USA)
    13.41%
    11
    McDonnel Douglas/Boeing F-15 Eagle (USA)
    86.59%
    71

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by panther3485; 17 Jan 16, 04:24.
    "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
    Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

  • #2
    The Corsair was an excellent dedicated performer for CAS and strike and its contributions were very tangible and very significant, I'd say it did CAS/Strike better than both the Thud and the F-4.
    The multiroleness, capabilities and the wow-factor of the F-15 must have had its influence on a higher level than at the local conflicts. At least a few aircraft designers and Air Force generals around the world must have thought "hey, we need to rethink our designs to create something that can keep up with the Eagle".
    I don't know if that is the case with the Corsair.
    "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return"

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    • #3
      Multi-role? Barely. Influential? World wide. F-15 FTW

      Susie
      Will no one tell me what she sings?--
      Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
      For old, unhappy, far-off things,
      And battles long ago:
      -William Wordsworth, "The Solitary Reaper"

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      • #4
        The Tom Cruz factor is going to carry this Eagle all the way to the semi-finals.

        I just MIGHT vote for the Corsair on that basis alone, because I hate Tom Cruise with a passion.

        But against the Corsair II?

        Unfortunately, i'll have to save my tom Protest vote for a dogfight against a better opponent.

        EAGLE....and Tom gets a belated vote from me....

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        • #5
          The only platform that has never lost a single battle. F-15.
          Credo quia absurdum.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drusus Nero View Post
            The Tom Cruz factor is going to carry this Eagle all the way to the semi-finals.

            I just MIGHT vote for the Corsair on that basis alone, because I hate Tom Cruise with a passion.

            But against the Corsair II?

            Unfortunately, i'll have to save my tom Protest vote for a dogfight against a better opponent.

            EAGLE....and Tom gets a belated vote from me....

            "Mmmmmm...contact"
            Erm, .... I don't know why you are linking the F-15 Eagle with Tom Cruise; if that's who you mean. The "Tom Cruz factor" - as you call it - is with the F-14 Tomcat.

            I have mentioned this before.
            "Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today!"
            Vice Admiral Beatty to Flag Captain Chatfield; Battle of Jutland, 31 May - 1 June, 1916.

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            • #7
              Have you seen the missing wing video?





              That is a combination of the best fighter and incredible skill.
              Credo quia absurdum.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                Have you seen the missing wing video?





                That is a combination of the best fighter and incredible skill.
                Yes; and beside being a testament to the sturdiness of the F-15 I think it's also a nod not only to the pilot's skill but sheer balls.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
                  Yes; and beside being a testament to the sturdiness of the F-15 I think it's also a nod not only to the pilot's skill but sheer balls.
                  Yeah, I would've punched the silk. No doubt on my part. I wonder if they put that one back in service...

                  You know the one role that I distinctly remember but can't find is as a Apollo chase plane. I know that it did that role. Yet not one mention of it. Not one reference. Yet I know it did it. It was the first ASAT platform as well.


                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASM-135_ASAT
                  Last edited by Bwaha; 17 Jan 16, 16:29.
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                  • #10
                    Oh darn...I thought Tom was in a Tomcat. Shows you how long its been since I had a look at "Top gun"...

                    oops...I still voted for the F-15. On influence and combat performance.

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                    • #11
                      The F-15 does more and does it better.

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                      • #12
                        Just as a aside.


                        Nobody does it as well as the USAF. We will kick anyones ass... In music or war.
                        Credo quia absurdum.


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
                          Just as a aside.


                          Nobody does it as well as the USAF. We will kick anyones ass... In music or war.
                          Not sure about all that, but definitely best chow.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Biscuit View Post
                            Not sure about all that, but definitely best chow.
                            Yeah. I'd mack on that.

                            I know, bad dog, bad boy, but uh erm.

                            Credo quia absurdum.


                            Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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                            • #15
                              Both are very outstanding aircraft.

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