Air superiority hunting . Type of fighter aircraft projected to match its performance, weaponry and equipment enter enemy airspace and take control of it. Air superiority fighters tend to be more expensive and acquired in smaller numbers than multi-purpose fighters, while they are lighter, smaller and more agile than interceptors (relatively) and fighter jets.
Examples of air superiority fighters
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 : ( 1949 ) Soviet fighter (also considered multipurpose) of 1st generation. On duty in the FAR from 1961 to 1981 (the MiG-15UTI).
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 : ( 1952 ) Soviet fighter of the 1st generation (also considered versatile). On duty in the FAR from 1964 until the early 80s.
Mc Donnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, the hunt for more curriculum within the US inventory
Nort American F-86 Saber : ( 1949 ) 1st generation North American fighter (also considered versatile).
Nort American F-100 Supersabre : ( 1955 ) North American 2nd generation fighter, the first supersonic of the USAF and first of the so-called 100 series, did not perform satisfactorily in the role of superiority and was assigned to fighter-bomber.
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle . ( 1976 ) 4th generation North American heavy fighter, considered the most versatile aircraft in the entire US inventory and the one with the most curriculum, the F-15C service versionshave been equipped with AESA radars .
Mikoyan MiG-29 . ( 1983 ) Soviet fighter of 4th generation designed according to the prevailing philosophy of light / heavy hunting which together with the SU-27 was the counterpart to the North American duo F-15 and F-16 . It is said to be one of the most maneuverable fighters in history.
Sukhoi Su-27 . ( 1984 ) 4th generation Soviet heavy fighter, which despite its dimensions is extremely maneuverable. It has been considered the best fighter plane in the world despite not having an extraordinary combat curriculum.
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor : ( 2005 ) Unique poaching currently in service and extremely expensive. It includes radical innovations in all areas of design.