|February 18th, 2012|
Also unlike its competitors you get what is advertised all of it capability specs are replicable under combat conditions .
|August 12th, 2012|
About questions about the F-16 info
There is an F-35 Forum URL;
Lots of quality information from pilot mechanics, etc.
First the F-35 simply set as a replacement for the AV-8 Harrier. The Marines still need a plane that can operate on "day one" of the next world war. One after another the Navy and the USAF decided to replace the F/A-18 and the F-16. I would like to know why at a certain point the design of each variant was not frozen? Then each design could proceed on its own. Even the USN realized this with F/A-18C/D's conversion to the F/A-18E/F. These two planes wound up with a 35% commonality.
(The F-4 Phantom was a great multi-purpose fighter-bomber... by accident. It is a folly to design a fighter-bomber to be that great.)
This in part is why we have the kluge called the F-35 program.
What one factor in why so many countries still want the F-35 is because it is supposed to operate for 20 years without any repairs to the avionics!! Provide unheard of low reliability for 20 years!
This information 'was' available on the ACIG website, which is no longer in service.
In the situation, the F-22 should be used as top cover only. There enough Typhoons (SEE NOTE) and other allied fighters protect fighter bombers to handle what remains after the F-22 from altitude fires down and catches the enemy interceptors shortly after take-off! The disorganized remainder of interceptors then will be handled with the other top cover.
I paraphrased the statement!
This statement was made by the Typhoon test pilot -Craig Penrice, several years ago.