A 7 to 1 kill ratio in the first paragraph, and a 10 to 1 kill ratio in the second paragraph. And these sources are supposed to provide support for your position that the MiGs were as good, or nearly as good, as American aircraft? That's curious..... Confused
That includes kills against poorly-trained Chinese and North Korean pilots. It doesn't show how our guys fared against highly-trained Soviet pilots.
The kill ratios favoring the American fighters over the MiG fighters were 7 to 1 and 10 to 1 respectively-this from your own sources. For the Russian pilots to be at a 1:1 kill ratio with the American fighters, simple mathematics would require that the percentage of MiG fighters piloted by Russian pilots be only one seventh to one tenth of the total number of MiG fighters piloted in Korea-the rest would have to be piloted by the Chinese and North Koreans themselves. Of course, the percentage of Soviet pilots was much higher than that, so mathematically, the Soviet pilots' kill ratio was considerably less than 1:1.
Have you finished grasping at straws yet? In NO war have Russian fighters ever achieved anything close to a 1:1 kill ratio versus American made fighters, Russian pilots or not. You are trying to pretend that the US needs the F-22 to keep ahead of the Russians because they are breathing down our neck technologically, and in fact they have never even been close to us. The US has introduced the world's first fifth
generation fighters and they leave the Russians behind in the dust. Our allies are so impressed with the F-35 that they have ordered a whole slew of them. Our air force is dominant over the Russians'.
Which brings us to the original issue, which is that since Obama kept us ahead of the Russians with the F-35, what are we going to do with Trump who is clearly submissive to Putin in foreign policy? With Trump's constant attacks against our NATO allies and statements that NATO is obsolete, and all his advisors meeting Russian officials secretly and not disclosing it to the Senate or FBI, it is clear that Trump is carrying out Putin's foreign policy and working on weakening NATO so Putin can force his way back into the Iron Curtain countries who gained their freedom when Russia economically collapsed in 1991.
How do we repel Russian expansionism with this Manchurian Candidate in the White House?