Opinion of the new JSF(joint strike fighter)




 
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April 26th, 2004  
TacticalEdge
 

Topic: Opinion of the new JSF(joint strike fighter)


tell what youve heard and how you think it will perfrom in combat
April 26th, 2004  
Animal Mother
 
Nice for what its intended to do, being a stealthy bombtruck with the capacity to defend it self. A stealth F-16 basically.

The dumbed down export versions will not be worth it though, if you cant get full stealth, why bother? Then you can just buy EF-2000/Rafale/Gripen instead.
April 26th, 2004  
Pogue
 
It's basically a close air support version of the F-22 Raptor....me likey. Besides, any airplane with a swivel engine is just scary....it just is
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May 3rd, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
It's going to the Navy and will in effect be a cross between the Harrier and the F-22. What's not to like?

It should replace the Tomcat, which is aging and the older models have been suffering mechanical problems for a while.
May 3rd, 2004  
Animal Mother
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JagSeal
It's going to the Navy and will in effect be a cross between the Harrier and the F-22. What's not to like?

It should replace the Tomcat, which is aging and the older models have been suffering mechanical problems for a while.
Actually the Tomcat is being replaced with the F/A-18F "Super" Bug
May 4th, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
good plane it will prevail the skys
May 23rd, 2004  
airmanpatroler
 
 
I heard it was going to replace the A-10
May 24th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
Nothing will replace the A10 for a pretty long time, the F35 was not designed as a close-support tank buster- the A10 was. JSF will not be able to take the punishment the A10 can.
May 24th, 2004  
Nero
 
Didn't the British buy a bunch, and then found out that they're too big for their carriers?

Ah, here we go. heh.
May 25th, 2004  
c/Commander
 
 
...Wow. Talk about brutal incompetence...spend a lot of money without knowing if the aircraft you're buying will work on your carriers