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22-12-2012, 06:36 PM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA
(21-12-2012 07:22 PM)Janus Wrote:  
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5 years before the first, manned, F-35s are even delivered!
If that doesn't prove that the F-35 is already an extinct dinosaur, DOA – and the billions upon billions of taxpayer money spent on its development an obscene waste – then I don't know what is.

But of course the industry, the puppet masters, will make sure the development of the F-35 continues, totally ignoring the drones' potential, because of those billions upon billions (of taxpayers' money) that are landing in THEIR pockets! For a weapon that will never be used (and is no match for already operational MIG 35s and 39s anyway).

The F-35 is about to become the biggest white elephant in history. And the taxpayer about to be stolen blind. Again.

Actually F-35s are already being delivered. A USMC squadron at MCAS Yuma received its first few F-35Bs this month and senior Marine Aviators are beginning the transition to the airplane. I also understand that the USAF is receiving its first few production F-35As soon, as well.

Don't get me wrong. As an aerospace engineer, I will tell you the F-35 is a clusterfuck, already nearly 300% over budget, doesn't work as expected, and is forecast to cost nearly a trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) over its service life.

We do desperately need a new manned fighter, or a series of new manned fighters, to replace our geriatric fleet of combat aircraft in our inventory. The F-35 is just not the answer to that problem.

It is also not effective to replace the F-35 with the X-47B. It's a unmanned, stealthy bomb truck and not cut out for the role as a fighter. The X-47B does have its place in our inventory, but we're not ready for a total conversion to an unmanned fleet yet. We may even see a sixth generation manned fighter later this century.


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Flying white elephant is DOA - Janus - 21-12-2012, 07:22 PM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver - 22-12-2012 06:36 PM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Diablo - 29-12-2012, 06:03 AM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Janus - 28-12-2012, 08:16 PM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Diablo - 29-12-2012, 04:16 PM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Diablo - 31-12-2012, 10:47 AM
RE: Flying white elephant is DOA - Janus - 01-01-2013, 09:27 AM
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