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Reply #45 on: May 15, 2019, 08:55:17 AM

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Reply #46 on: May 15, 2019, 06:24:42 PM
I think they're going for a 'Wild West'-kinda vibe, where the sheriff wears one huge shooting' iron in a big side holster.

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Reply #47 on: June 08, 2019, 04:18:10 PM

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Reply #48 on: June 08, 2019, 07:13:58 PM



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Reply #49 on: June 08, 2019, 08:13:26 PM
Have to wonder how much longer Turkey will stay in NATO. That could bake a good Next War game. Various breakaway factions, Turkey out of NATO, and the Russians coming to their aid.



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Reply #51 on: June 12, 2019, 08:21:12 AM
Makes you wonder if the F-35 has problems with the oxygen system like the 22 has had.

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Reply #52 on: June 12, 2019, 10:26:05 AM
True that.  :o  A guy with all those flying hours crashes into the sea like he's never flown at night before.  :notme:  Something Suschi about that.

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Reply #53 on: June 12, 2019, 10:59:18 AM
Yeah, this was pilot error   ::)

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/06/12/the-pentagon-is-battling-the-clock-to-fix-serious-unreported-f-35-problems/


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The 13 deficiencies include:

    The F-35’s logistics system currently has no way for foreign F-35 operators to keep their secret data from being sent to the United States.

    The spare parts inventory shown by the F-35’s logistics system does not always reflect reality, causing occasional mission cancellations.

    Cabin pressure spikes in the cockpit of the F-35 have been known to cause barotrauma, the word given to extreme ear and sinus pain.

    In very cold conditions — defined as at or near minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit — the F-35 will erroneously report that one of its batteries have failed, sometimes prompting missions to be aborted.

    Supersonic flight in excess of Mach 1.2 can cause structural damage and blistering to the stealth coating of the F-35B and F-35C.

    After doing certain maneuvers, F-35B and F-35C pilots are not always able to completely control the aircraft’s pitch, roll and yaw.

    If the F-35A and F-35B blows a tire upon landing, the impact could also take out both hydraulic lines and pose a loss-of-aircraft risk.

    A “green glow” sometimes appears on the helmet-mounted display, washing out the imagery in the helmet and making it difficult to land the F-35C on an aircraft carrier.

    On nights with little starlight, the night vision camera sometimes displays green striations that make it difficult for all variants to see the horizon or to land on ships.

    The sea search mode of the F-35’s radar only illuminates a small slice of the sea’s surface.

    When the F-35B vertically lands on very hot days, older engines may be unable to produce the required thrust to keep the jet airborne, resulting in a hard landing.


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Reply #54 on: June 12, 2019, 01:33:46 PM

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Reply #55 on: June 12, 2019, 05:28:54 PM
^ Did they edit out the one that belly-landed onto the lawn?

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Reply #57 on: June 14, 2019, 06:30:12 PM
Didn't we know this whole thing was a problem 10 years ago?

http://grognews.blogspot.com/2008/09/jsf-stands-for-just-stupid-fkup.html

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Reply #58 on: June 25, 2019, 03:03:24 PM

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Reply #59 on: June 25, 2019, 03:41:29 PM
Didn't we know this whole thing was a problem 10 years ago?

http://grognews.blogspot.com/2008/09/jsf-stands-for-just-stupid-fkup.html

10 years ago?  I went to my first JSF meeting in 1997 or 1998.  Many of the problems that are surfacing now were obvious back then, but the answer was to drink more kool-aid.

Having said that, I will again caution against believing what you read in the press regarding its performance.  There are perhaps a couple hundred people who really know the truth (and I'm not one of them any more, thankfully), and they won't be talking publicly.  Just about any story you read is written by someone with an agenda they're pushing.  For example, regarding the statement "U.S. Air Force analyses show the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is at least 400 percent more effective in air-to-air combat capability than the best fighters currently available in the international market" - I spent a lot of time analyzing similar results for the F-22 and know what goes into those results.  There is a lot of context, assumptions, limitations, caveats, and so on behind numbers like that.  One number does not tell the whole truth, good or bad.