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Subject: Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?
Question    9/9/2003 12:57:37 AM
See title.Taking into consideration cost,fuel,mainteance,etc?
 
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Interrested    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   9/9/2003 2:59:55 PM
give specific details, who is attack, where. When how many of them etc etc. DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS
 
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Question    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   9/10/2003 1:34:49 AM
No one is attacking anyone,im talking generally.
 
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Thomas    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   9/10/2003 2:49:21 AM
That is exactly what is wrong with the question. You ALWAYS have to consider the specifics. If you follow the discussion on the Australian air-defence thread, you might get a feeling for the problems. The general answer to your general question is: There is no component of air-defence, that is "Out". You generally have active components: Fighters SAM Shortrange SAM AA guns Control- and warning facilities. and passive components: hardned shelters dispersal Repair and so on. Air defence is very much a question of getting your act together.
 
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Interrested    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   9/10/2003 4:44:28 AM
Thomas....right on the money!
 
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Siddar    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   12/28/2003 12:06:14 AM
As everyone else has said have to know who you plan fighting to make the call. If you plan on fighting the US I would say go 100% sams. Your not going to be able to use aircraft and its stupid to spend millions on a aircraft that you end up digging a hole and burying it in to avoid it being destroyed. If you think you are fighting someone you can beat in air with ease then spend very little on sams aircraft can shoot down planes but also many more thing while sams just do one mission. If you feel the outcome of fight for dominance of air is not certain then following a ballanced aproach of sams with aircraft seems the way to go. It all comes down to who your fighting and if you think you can take them in the air thats will decide the issue between sams and aircraft.
 
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Thomas    RE:Which is better vs fighters,SAMs or other fighters?   2/2/2004 1:54:15 AM
First of all: Don't fight the US. It has been consistently shown - even in Vietnam - that that is a bad move. Even if you win, you would have been better off loosing. Secondly (if memory serves me) all successfull air defences had a strong fighter element. Thirdly: If you are not doubting the enemy will attain air dominance, don't fight.
 
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