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F-35 lightning2(awesome)

  1. Aug 19, 2008 #1
    look at the afterburner when it goes vtaf!
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6668433355004112446&ei=38uqSOcZipLjArvDvJUL&q=F35+lightning2&vt=lf&hl=en [Broken]
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  3. Aug 19, 2008 #2
    http://freerepublic.info/focus/f-news/1984480/posts [Broken]

    Not awesome. This cost is probably over four decades, but still not awesome.
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  4. Aug 19, 2008 #3
    Don't forget,you are paying for quality...Remember the US has never lost a F-22 in battle.
  5. Aug 19, 2008 #4
    they've never lost a pogo stick with a bell on top in battle, either.
  6. Aug 19, 2008 #5
    ............? Probably because an F-22 has never been in battle..........

    I really don't think you have any idea what you're talking about (sorry).
  7. Aug 19, 2008 #6


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    It's not surprising considering the absolutely Herculean requirements for that project. There has never been a program that was supposed to span all services and perform, essentially, all fighter and bomber roles. They want everything in one package and this is what they get. The bean counters want one single aircraft to reduce maintenance and operating costs. They're losing any gains in the up front costs for having to figure out the aviation version of the TOE.

    BTW...it is still an incredible aircraft. Give credit where credit is due.
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  8. Aug 19, 2008 #7
    I would if there was any credit left to give. :P
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