Murdoc’s favorite fighter program on Strategy Page

F-22 versus the LCS (Mar 18, 2004 entry)

Strategy Page notes that the F22 fighter costs nearly as much as the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship. AS A SHIP! With a hundred-man crew! And while the LCS might not have a major role in the War on Terror (World War 4), it certainly will have more opportunities to contribute than the F22 will, even if the latter gets another $8,000,000,000 to adapt to the ground-attack role that the Air Force is trying to slap onto it.

Cancel the F22. Build more A-10s and upgrade the Apache and Kiowa helicopters with some of the fancy electronics developed for the recently-axed Comanche.

Build the weapons that will fight this war.