Author Topic: F-35 fighter jets to resume flights at Eglin after fire led to grounding  (Read 377 times)

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This is greatest 5th generation jet built by a conglomerate of countries led by Lockheed Martin. It will be the leading jet in the 21st century. There are tons or orders for this jet. In a head to head match against the Russian PAK FA and the Chinese F-20 it will beat them. The more countries that purchase the jet the lower the cost.
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The 35 is a beautiful bit of kit on paper. To find out what it can REALLY do, we're going to have to wait until the first full wing gets them and gets to play with them.

There are all sorts of odd little quirks a new plane has that good fliers seek out and exploit. Remember when the US Navy took it's first bunch of Harriers and some mad genius worked out you could rotate the nozzles forward in flight? Turned an already impressive machine into something that could break the lock ANY missile at the time could get on it.

The 35 is bound to have similar surprises that the test pilots can't find and the designers never envisaged. Some will be good, some not so good.
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The 35 is a beautiful bit of kit on paper. To find out what it can REALLY do, we're going to have to wait until the first full wing gets them and gets to play with them.

There are all sorts of odd little quirks a new plane has that good fliers seek out and exploit. Remember when the US Navy took it's first bunch of Harriers and some mad genius worked out you could rotate the nozzles forward in flight? Turned an already impressive machine into something that could break the lock ANY missile at the time could get on it.

The 35 is bound to have similar surprises that the test pilots can't find and the designers never envisaged. Some will be good, some not so good.

As of right now, the F-35 will take on the PAK FA and J-20.The only problem is the bugs and price, which you are correct, But that can be solved as more and more nations buy the plane. The problems with the planes can also be solved if the Pentagon stays on top of Lockheed to deliver planes on time.The Indian Government is considering dumping their order of the PAK FA for the F-35. The only problem is the security issues surrounding of an Indian purchase of the plane
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