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Unread post30 Aug 2018, 06:00

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marsavian wrote:The F-35C is probably the best F-35 to make a movie with considering its greater sustained turn rate and more aesthetic shape.

I think that will be lost on 9,999 out of 10,000 people who watch the movie, maybe more... :mrgreen:

I think the aesthetic will win over 9,000 of the 9,999
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Unread post30 Aug 2018, 08:52

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they only use the F-35C in the usual meme role: e.g. "too much technology, can't turn, can't run, etc" just to have F-18 save the day.

That sounds like a very appealing thing to do, for the lazy cliché-adverse hollywood screenwriters. Espescialy when considering what the public opinion about the F-35 still is.

Hopefully they'll do better. It's just that, if the F-35 and F-18 combo works as advertised in the movie, It's really hard to picture a worthwhile enemy. It should stomp anything ... no special Maverick-sauce required :D
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Unread post13 Sep 2018, 03:19

Looks like Maverick's ride will be definitely be a Rhino.
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Unread post13 Sep 2018, 15:56

That makes sense as Red Air will always fly older generations of fighters.
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Unread post14 Sep 2018, 07:01

Of course they could do HAL 9000 with F-35 Direct Voice Input system.... :P
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Unread post15 Sep 2018, 10:12

gideonic wrote:I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they only use the F-35C in the usual meme role: e.g. "too much technology, can't turn, can't run, etc" just to have F-18 save the day.


I doubt that. The Navy is involved, "heavily" so I doubt they would make a lot of uninformed decisions regarding the F-35. And I remember reading a test pilot statement before saying that all F-35s turn great but the C variant is really special. Those big wings really bites down the air hard when turning.

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Hopefully they'll do better. It's just that, if the F-35 and F-18 combo works as advertised in the movie, It's really hard to picture a worthwhile enemy. It should stomp anything ... no special Maverick-sauce required :D

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I can think of a few.
1. Everyone is convinced that they can kill enemies before being detected. But somehow ROEs or the sheer number of bandits force some to get close. Now its up to Maverick and Ice Man to teach the new pilots how to do it old school.

Come to think of it, killing bandits "long before they realize they were in a fight" was also a common tag line for the F-14 when it was new.

2. Adversary Stealth fighters push engagement ranges much closer, missiles are not as effective as originally expected, now Maverick needs to go old school.

3. Just put so many bandits out there.
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