|8. How many targets can I hit with a super hornet using jassm, versus a F-35 using SDB? The pro Hornet argument falls apart when you start discussing sortie rates. How many Hornets do I need to hit a target withign a 600 NM combat radius? lets see
20 targets need to be hit.
10X super hornet each with 2X jassm and external tanks.
2Xsuper hornets with 6X AMRAAMS
2X super hornets escort jamming
Possibly 2X Hornets buddy tanking.
Thats an entire squadron of hornets for a few targets. compared to
3X F-35A,C with 8 SDB each =24 targets hit
2X F-35 A,C With 4-6 AMRAAms jamming counter air
we are talking 5 planes versus nearly 20!
you need 2 or 3 times the amout of hornets to do the same Job your
Are My numbers fairly accurate? am I missing somthing?