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2017 Paris Air Show in photos

2017 Paris Air Show in photos
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner can take 220 passengers, is powered by two LEAP-1B engines and has a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner can take 220 passengers, is powered by two LEAP-1B engines and has a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
The NH90 twin-engine military helicopter from NH Industries has a top speed of 186 mph and a range of 610 miles
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The NH90 twin-engine military helicopter from NH Industries has a top speed of 186 mph and a range of 610 miles
The NH90 twin-engine military helicopter from NH Industries has a top speed of 186 mph and a range of 610 miles
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The NH90 twin-engine military helicopter from NH Industries has a top speed of 186 mph and a range of 610 miles
Embraer's E195-E2 commercial jet made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It has a range of 2,450 nautical miles and can carry 146 passengers over a single class spread, or 120 passengers split into three classes.
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Embraer's E195-E2 commercial jet made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It has a range of 2,450 nautical miles and can carry 146 passengers over a single class spread, or 120 passengers split into three classes.
Striking nose job for Embraer's E195-E2 commercial jet, which made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Striking nose job for Embraer's E195-E2 commercial jet, which made its debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Embraer's multi-mission transport, the KC-390, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Embraer's multi-mission transport, the KC-390, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An imposing figure in the skies above Le Bourget in Paris, the Airbus A400M four engine turboprop military transport
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An imposing figure in the skies above Le Bourget in Paris, the Airbus A400M four engine turboprop military transport
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner was officially rolled out for the first time in March.
Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner can take 220 passengers, is powered by two LEAP-1B engines and has a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
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Boeing 737 Max9 at the Paris Air Show 2017. The commercial airliner can take 220 passengers, is powered by two LEAP-1B engines and has a range of 3,515 nautical miles.
The Dassault Aviation Rafale owned the skies at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Dassault Aviation Rafale owned the skies at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Airbus says that those large winglets help the A380plus achieve up to 4 percent fuel burn savings. The passenger jet study would see the passenger count go up from 475 in the A380 to 575 in the A380plus.
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Airbus says that those large winglets help the A380plus achieve up to 4 percent fuel burn savings. The passenger jet study would see the passenger count go up from 475 in the A380 to 575 in the A380plus.
The CityAirbus demonstrator on display at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The electric vertical take-off and landing will carry up to four passengers.
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The CityAirbus demonstrator on display at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The electric vertical take-off and landing will carry up to four passengers.
The Airbus H130 light utility helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Airbus H130 light utility helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Up close with the 22.36 meter-long Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The aircraft has a range of 6,450 nautical miles, is powered by three PW307D engines and its cabin boasts 30 possible layout configurations. 
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Up close with the 22.36 meter-long Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The aircraft has a range of 6,450 nautical miles, is powered by three PW307D engines and its cabin boasts 30 possible layout configurations. 
Dassault Aviation's Rafale is even more imposing on the ground, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Dassault Aviation's Rafale is even more imposing on the ground, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Boeing and Airbus dominate the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Boeing and Airbus dominate the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Daher announced its TBM910 business turboprop back in April, and brought it along to show off at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The aircraft improves on its series predecessor, with a new flight deck and improved seating.
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Daher announced its TBM910 business turboprop back in April, and brought it along to show off at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The aircraft improves on its series predecessor, with a new flight deck and improved seating.
Virtual Reality on offer at the Paris Design Lab, part of the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Virtual Reality on offer at the Paris Design Lab, part of the 2017 Paris Air Show
French President Emmanuel Macron volunteers for duty at the Dassault Aviation section of the 2017 Paris Air Show
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French President Emmanuel Macron volunteers for duty at the Dassault Aviation section of the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Airbus Neo A321 takes to the skies over Le Bourget at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Airbus Neo A321 takes to the skies over Le Bourget at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Airbus A350-1000 flight display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Airbus A350-1000 flight display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Airbus A350-1000 flight display at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The 74 meter-long aircraft is powered by two RR Trent XWB engines, it has a range of 14,800 km, and can seat 366 passengers. 
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The Airbus A350-1000 flight display at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The 74 meter-long aircraft is powered by two RR Trent XWB engines, it has a range of 14,800 km, and can seat 366 passengers. 
Flight display from an Airbus A380 at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Flight display from an Airbus A380 at the 2017 Paris Air Show
French Minister for the Economy Bruno Lemaire after a look inside Dassault's Falcon 8X
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French Minister for the Economy Bruno Lemaire after a look inside Dassault's Falcon 8X
Bell Helicopter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Bell Helicopter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Bell Helicopter CV-22 tiltrotor at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Bell Helicopter CV-22 tiltrotor at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Viking Series 400 Twin Otter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Viking Series 400 Twin Otter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Inside a Viking Series 400 Twin Otter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Inside a Viking Series 400 Twin Otter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An Airbus A350-1000 circles the airfield at Le Bourget during the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus A350-1000 circles the airfield at Le Bourget during the 2017 Paris Air Show
Entering service this year, the A350-1000 has a wingspan of almost 65 meters, a range of 14,800 km and seats 366 passengers
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Entering service this year, the A350-1000 has a wingspan of almost 65 meters, a range of 14,800 km and seats 366 passengers
An Airbus A380 taking off at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus A380 taking off at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An Airbus A380 and the Patrouille de France aerobatic demonstration team putting on a show at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus A380 and the Patrouille de France aerobatic demonstration team putting on a show at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Airbus says that those large winglets help the A380plus achieve up to 4 percent fuel burn savings. The passenger jet study would see the passenger count go up from 475 in the A380 to 575 in the A380plus.
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Airbus says that those large winglets help the A380plus achieve up to 4 percent fuel burn savings. The passenger jet study would see the passenger count go up from 475 in the A380 to 575 in the A380plus.
An A400M military transport and a H130 helicopter at the Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An A400M military transport and a H130 helicopter at the Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An Airbus Tiger four-bladed, twin-engine attack helicopter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus Tiger four-bladed, twin-engine attack helicopter on the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An A400M military transport and a H130 helicopter at the Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An A400M military transport and a H130 helicopter at the Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Airbus static display at the 2017 Paris Air Show
French President Emmanuel Macron volunteers for duty at the controls of a Dassault Rafale C at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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French President Emmanuel Macron volunteers for duty at the controls of a Dassault Rafale C at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Dassault Aviation's Rafale C is even more imposing on the ground, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Dassault Aviation's Rafale C is even more imposing on the ground, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Dassault Rafale C flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Dassault Rafale C flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Feel the burn: Flight display of the Dassault Rafale at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Feel the burn: Flight display of the Dassault Rafale at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Dassault's Falcon 8X looking majestic during its flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Dassault's Falcon 8X looking majestic during its flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Inside a Dassault Falcon civil aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Inside a Dassault Falcon civil aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Rafale C and a Falcon 8X share the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Rafale C and a Falcon 8X share the tarmac at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Rafale on the ground at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Rafale on the ground at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Rafale C in acrobatic mode during the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Rafale C in acrobatic mode during the 2017 Paris Air Show
French Minister for the Economy Bruno Lemaire tries a Rafale for size at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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French Minister for the Economy Bruno Lemaire tries a Rafale for size at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Trade visitors and members of the press made the most of the good weather at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Trade visitors and members of the press made the most of the good weather at the 2017 Paris Air Show
TAI's new twin engine T625 multi-role helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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TAI's new twin engine T625 multi-role helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
TAI's new twin engine T625 multi-role helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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TAI's new twin engine T625 multi-role helicopter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The HondaJet at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The HondaJet at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Leonardo drone and M-346 attack fighter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Leonardo drone and M-346 attack fighter at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Leonardo M-346FA attack fighter showing off its weaponry at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Leonardo M-346FA attack fighter showing off its weaponry at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Leonardo M-346FA attack fighter showing off its weaponry at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Leonardo M-346FA attack fighter showing off its weaponry at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Leonardo M-345 at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Leonardo M-345 at the 2017 Paris Air Show
A Harfang medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV on the Airbus static display at the Paris Air Show
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A Harfang medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAV on the Airbus static display at the Paris Air Show
An Airbus VSR700 demonstrator drone at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus VSR700 demonstrator drone at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An Airbus A321 clearly impressed by the A380's flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Airbus A321 clearly impressed by the A380's flight demonstration at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Flight demonstration by an Antonov AN132-D multipurpose transport aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Flight demonstration by an Antonov AN132-D multipurpose transport aircraft at the 2017 Paris Air Show
The Extra 330LE electric aerobatic airplane on the tarmac before zooming into the air with a glider in tow, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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The Extra 330LE electric aerobatic airplane on the tarmac before zooming into the air with a glider in tow, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
An Extra 330LE electric aerobatic airplane pulling a glider into the sky above Le Bourget at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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An Extra 330LE electric aerobatic airplane pulling a glider into the sky above Le Bourget at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Flight demonstration from an Airbus A321neo single-aisle jetliner, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It has a range of 6,850 km, can typically seat 185 passengers and is 44.51 meters long, with a wingspan of 35.8 m.
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Flight demonstration from an Airbus A321neo single-aisle jetliner, at the 2017 Paris Air Show. It has a range of 6,850 km, can typically seat 185 passengers and is 44.51 meters long, with a wingspan of 35.8 m.
A Dornier 328 turboprop flying a rescue mission at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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A Dornier 328 turboprop flying a rescue mission at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Embraer's multi-mission transport, the KC-390, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
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Embraer's multi-mission transport, the KC-390, at the 2017 Paris Air Show
Though not at the 2017 Paris Air Show in the flesh, Boeing launched the 737 Max 10 at Le Bourget. Pitched to trade reps as being capable of delivering "the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market," it's slightly longer than the Max 9 (at 43.8 m compared to 42.16 m) and can seat 10 more passengers. But it does have a shorter range (3,215 km compared to the Max 9's 3.515 km).
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Though not at the 2017 Paris Air Show in the flesh, Boeing launched the 737 Max 10 at Le Bourget. Pitched to trade reps as being capable of delivering "the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market," it's slightly longer than the Max 9 (at 43.8 m compared to 42.16 m) and can seat 10 more passengers. But it does have a shorter range (3,215 km compared to the Max 9's 3.515 km).

The 52nd edition of the Paris Air Show has taken over Le Bourget Airport in Paris this week, with aircraft makers big and small trying to secure business deals before the gates open to the public on Friday. Between handshakes and champagne lunches, trade visitors could look to the skies above the exhibition center for thunderous acrobatics or visit static displays to get a close-up look at all that the industry had to offer. Join us as we look at some show highlights.

Boeing and Airbus are currently battling for the top sales spot at Le Bourget, with the former notching up healthy orders for its 737 MAX family of passenger planes while Airbus has countered with A320 series success. Both companies have taken aircraft to the skies above Le Bourget, too, with highlights including demonstration flights from the Max9 and the A380plus.

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show
Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II gave its first public aerial demonstration at Le Bourget for the 2017 Paris Air Show

However, the real aerial showstopper was the stomach-churning debut of Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighter. This year has also seen a new contender in the flying quadbike space, an autonomous helicopter and the menacing multi-mission Nightwarden UAV.

Be sure to check out the Paris Air Show photo gallery for the best of what's on the ground and in the sky.

3 comments
GeoffG
Airliners are so boring. Military aircraft stay in service for so long that the novelty has long gone. The F-35 first flew 11 years ago, but only now is it being displayed to the Paris Airshow. I used to love airshows in the days of Mach 0.98 flypasts and new fascinating shapes in the sky every year. Ah for the good old days.
Martin Hone
I agree Geoff. The big airshows these days is all about sales and marketing.
Nostromo47
Let's see if the F-35 flying demo will put to rest the persistent rumors that it is not a competent air to air fighter compared to the international competition. True, it has been developed as an attack jet, but if it is a sitting duck when confronted with air superiority fighters such as the Su-27 or Eurofighter Typhoon or even forty year old jets such as the F-16, was the enormous amount of money spent on it really a waste?