Trying to Take On U.S. F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters? Expect "A Feeling of Utter Helplessness"
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    TNI Staff

    Security,

    Has America met its match in Moscow?

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    Russia’s Su-35 fighter certainly has western defense outlets buzzing--and for good reason.

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    Security, Europe

    We did some research.

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    We look at all the evidence. 

    Superweapon or a super letdown? You decide. 

    In Len Deighton’s book Fighter, he describes the tactics used by the outnumbered English fighter pilots defending against German Luftwaffe bombers in the Battle of Britain:

    The professional fighter pilot gained height as quickly as he was permitted, and treasured possession of that benefit. He hoped always to spot the enemy before they spotted him and hurried to the sun side of them to keep...