Is the F-15E more effective than the F-35 and F-22 against ISIS?
Since ISIS doesn't have air defense systems or fighter jets like Russia or China, stealth is kind of useless. The F-15E can carry more guided bombs than any other tactical fighter jets in the USAF.
The F-22 doesn't have a targeting pod and has to rely on gps coordinates from somewhere else or engage fixed targets only. The F-35 has a embedded targeting pod called the EOTS but it can carry much fewer boms than the F-15E.
I guess the F-15E is the ultimate fighter bomber against ISIS or Taliban?
- DanielLv 73 years agoBest Answer
For now, yes, you can make that argument.
The F-22 is primarily designed for Air to Air. Even though the Strike Eagle is based off of a primarily Counter Air fighter (the earlier F-15s), it was designed for Air to Ground.
The F-35 just got declared IOC yesterday. It will be a while before it is declared FOC.
The F-35 is also designed to take on more advanced IADS than any of our other strike aircraft.
So, for blowing up goat humpers whose air defenses consist of some SA-7s, the F-15E is a perfectly good aircraft. The next time we go up against someone with advanced air defenses provided to them courtesy of the Russians or Chinese, we might want to be using F-22s and F-35s.
- AdLv 63 years ago
It's all kinda useless really .... why not nuke the place and be done with it?
No really, it would stop those IS loons coming back (which is a BIG concern and rightly so), even if ISIS is defeated you'll still have Assad's (Soviet supported) regime versus the freedom fighters (groups of Kurds and such) so .... you know .... big BOOM, end of story.
- RestiveRedheadLv 63 years ago
For the moment the F15E is considering they are still training pilots and designing tactics for the other two.
- MarkLv 73 years ago
They don't have S-A-M weapons yet. YET. They are the richest terrorist organization in the world, eventually they will catch on with anti-air.
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- glmoore24Lv 73 years ago
None of what you say iss true-that is what we are publicly syig to feel the ruskies and the chin,s