How is an aircraft's manueverablity in WVR engagement measured? Is it mostly engine power, wing design, and weight-thrust ratio? Also isn't how small the aircraft matter as well?(Eurofighter and Rafale were able to outmanuver F22 despite having smaller weight-thrust ratios)
Well it depends on many factors, thrust to weight, how much lift the airframe can create in relation to weight. Thrust vectoring can be very useful too.
Considering Eurofighter and Rafale. I actually have different information regarding that. A guy from the German Air Force told me that the F-22 beat the Eurofighter 30-1 in dogfight simulations and during the hyped incident in Alaska, the Eurofighter got just more kills then it is usual, but still lost, as you may know, no kill ratios have been released and if you look at the American point of view, you'll see that they have different views on the outcome.
Well I have never heard of the aircraft "Rafael", but I think you mean the French Dassault Rafale, if so, the Rafale should be superior in air-to-air combat, it has a larger radar, greater range, two engines, in terms of turning performance, both have a similar Thrust to weight ratio and wing loading, however the Rafale can be more heavily armed. The Gripen is a light-weight fighter and I don't think it can compete with larger twin-engine fighters like the Rafale or the Eurofighter, except when it comes to turning performance.
I am Fargo84, the head admin at the WWII Wiki and was wondering if you wanted to become affiliates with us. Furthermore, I can organize a transfer agreement where should I get the support of the community, I can export some of the historical articles, photos, and templates to this wiki. Especially since I noticed that you were trying to add articles about pilots and their tactics, we have several articles on those topics. While it may be problematic to the the reverse to the WWII Wiki since we have an original work only policy, I'm sure something can be worked out. For your consideration.
Hm and what would you want in exchange? I mean, if you transfer all these articles to Aircraft Wiki, you should also get somethin "back", shouldn't you? And to reverse to the WWII wiki could be done by creating a template on the main page or on the articles themselves, however the articles on WWII and Aircraft Wiki, probably won't stay identical, as users may start editing them.
Well upon further investigation, I've noticed that there are numerous articles here that could be exported to the WWII Wiki and that is good enough for me. While yes they surely won't stay identical as users edit them, they will surely help to build content on both wikis. Honestly, I recognize the lack of other historical or military wikis on wikia that are still active and I simply want to help in whatever way I can. Being affiliates will allow for a far greater expansion of content for both sides and have web traffic be diverted to both sites. In that sense, what I get 'back' is the same internal reward I get for editing any wiki, the knowledge that something important has been accomplished but there is still work to be done.
First of all I am sorry that I am replying so late again, I've been busy with many very important things. So concerning the agreement, I think it is o.k. to do that, as long as there is a notification on the page to inform readers about its origins. Furthermore I'd like the other users on the Wiki to know about it. I think this could be achieved by creating a blog post, in which details on this are explained.