An F-15C Combat Pilot’s Perspective on F-15 Versus F-35
As a person who has flown the F-15C on missions, there is no need to move away from that amazing and versatile fighter jet. Politicians are making decisions that may help the people who make the F-35
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July 19, 2019 - by Mark J. Arriola for realcleardefense.com
As a young 26-year-old fighter pilot, I had the glorious honor of flying F-15C's during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. While stationed with the 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS), I was deployed to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. During that conflict, I witnessed firsthand the powerful force multiplier that the F-15 Eagle provided to the battle plan.
Politicians in Washington, D.C. are having a debate pitting the F-15 versus the F-35 stealth fighter jet.
From my perspective as a person who has flown the F-15C on missions, there is no need to move away from that amazing and versatile fighter jet. Politicians are making decisions that may help the people who make the F-35, but the people that matter the most, the U.S. Air Force fighter pilots, should have all the tools they need to fight in modern warfare.
The ultimate choice, as with so many things in our government, is budgetary concerns. The F-35 has proven, time and time again, that the budget overruns and lack of consistent dependability..
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