A7NB). This reduced the number of distinct aircraft programs to 80. Since the study is concerned with the state of technology represented by high-technology systems, as reflected in performance and capability (to be discussed in a later section), it was necessary to reduce the sample further. The methodology for assigning a performance measure to aircraft relies on a baseline aircraft, the F-4B, which is used in both fighter and attack missions. Aircraft designed for other missions (strategic bombers and patrol) were deleted (n=19).

2 - -3 -4 . -5 -6 F-14A / -7 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 FLYAWAY AIRCRAFT REACH 51 14A; it was inexpensive relative to the technology embodied in it. The large IIsavingsll was apparently not due to an inexpensive airframe or platform; variances in Figures 4 and 5 are close to zero. This suggests that the avionics and weapons systems added to the platform were cost effective. They enhanced the flyaway performance of the aircraft substantially relative to their additional cost.

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