|I noticed the recent post on SP about how the Su-30 proved superior to the F-15 in previously classified USAF simulations. I can't get onto the Fighters/Bombers/Recon board for some reason (never been able to), so I'll bring it over here.
Isn't this sort of to be expected, though? The F-15 is 1972 vintage. The Su-30 came out in 1989. I wouldn't expect a Soviet fighter of the same year to stand up to one of ours, but technology changes a lot if you look in 15+ year intervals. In addition, the total Russian inventory of Su-30's isn't that high, and I can't imagine they're shelling out a whole lot to increase their inventory at the moment.
All that notwithstanding, does anyone know a decent place to find statistics for the capabilities of the Alamo, Adler, and Archer missiles? How likely is it that an F-15 could dodge one of these things?
Also, SP said that the Su-30 is currently being flown by China and India ... does anyone know how many of these are currently in the Chinese and Indian inventories?