Fighter Planes

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Fighter Planes are the most common planes that are known to man. The reason why these are the most common planes known is because they have been seen in plenty of movies. These movies include Pearl Harbor , Independence Day, and Top Gun. They also are in many video games that are out there. Some of those games include: Ace Combat 4 Shattered Skies, Ace Combat 5 The Unsung War, Ace Combat Zero The Belkon War, and many more war games. Fighter planes can be classified into many types. Some of these types include stealth aircrafts, jammers and fighter-bombers. One of the most commonly known fighter planes is the F-14 Tomcat which is show to right. This aircraft and the Russian MIG aircraft used to be the two best planes in the military. Today, the best plane out of all of the planes is F-22A or better known as the Raptor.

The Raptor (shown below) has great technology with radar that is set for air-superiority. This means that its radar can search farther than most aircraft, allowing it to discover other aircraft before those aircraft discover it. Also the way the radar is designed it allows the pilot to shoot down multiple planes before they even detect him. This plane is mainly an air-to-air combat plane. This plane can also be classified as a stealth plane. This plane along with its radar, speed, maneuverability, and air-to-air/air-to-ground capabilities allow it to far surpass the F-14 Tomcat or any other plane for that matter.

Will this end up being the truth? This would not be the first time that scientists are wrong. In fact, scientists made the F-4 Phantom without any machine guns because they thought that dogfights in the sky were a thing of the past. Well the scientists were wrong. More deaths were caused because that plane did not have any machine guns to fight planes close to them. Scientists saw this as an accidental coincidence and decided to move on.

Fighter planes are the most common because they are the most destructive. They have air-to-air planes and air-to-ground planes. Also they have planes that can be both air-to-air and air-to-ground. An air-to-air plane is most suited to fight with other planes in the air. This also means that they have special weapons other than the regular missiles and machine guns.

Air-to-ground planes are best suited to fly over and fight with ground targets such as surface-to-air-missiles (SAM) or anti-aircraft-guns (AA guns). Air-to-ground planes most likely have regular bombs or maybe even spread bombs along with the regular missiles. Most air to ground planes are known as fighter-bombers.

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