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Unread post11 Nov 2017, 17:56

charlielima223 wrote:Not so much F-35 related but comment section here is a perfect example of an echo chamber of stupid...

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/11/08/lawm ... successor/

Also check out this article. I guess posters from defense.pk caught a whiff of it and now they're over their defending their aircraft...

https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/09/s ... e-fighter/

Unrelated, I noticed that there are some jokers in the comments who seem to think that the sole mission of the A-10 is to carry around its gun.
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Unread post11 Nov 2017, 18:42

count_to_10 wrote:
charlielima223 wrote:Not so much F-35 related but comment section here is a perfect example of an echo chamber of stupid...

https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/11/08/lawm ... successor/

Also check out this article. I guess posters from defense.pk caught a whiff of it and now they're over their defending their aircraft...

https://theaviationist.com/2017/11/09/s ... e-fighter/

Unrelated, I noticed that there are some jokers in the comments who seem to think that the sole mission of the A-10 is to carry around its gun.

Really? The only part of a JF-17 that is common with the F-35 is the ejection seat! Both use variants of the Martin-Baker Mk 16 ejection seats.

The JF-17 is a decent enough aircraft, but I doubt it has the refined avionics of the F-35, or even the F/A-50. The F-35 has a mind-blowing level of situational awareness for the pilot that is not found on other aircraft. Even if a F/A-50 was fitted with EODAS, AESA etc. without the sensor fusion and integrated avionics package, the jet wouldn't achieve the same potential as the F-35.

I got an idea...... If the goal for the A-10 mafia is to deliver 30mm rounds and blow s%#t up, why not grab some Israeli A-4 Skyhawk jets? The Israeli ones flew with 30mm cannons, that although not as powerful as the A-10, could still do major damage to armored vehicles on the ground. Newer A-4s (Draken A-4K Kahu, A-4AR etc.) can carry the AGM-65 Maverick etc.

I'm not an A-4 expert, but one reason why the A-4 is such a great jet is that its structurally strong, another reason is that its relatively cheap to purchase and maintain. There are stories of A-4 pilots getting major damage to the wing, and still keep on flying. Some of the Israeli A-4s actually took damage to the tailpipe and still made it back to base. Doubt a JF-17 has that kind of combat survivability.

I remember a story about an A-4 striking the round-out (ramp strike) and making a successful landing afterwards. Has a JF-17 ever done an emergency landing with failed undercarriage? My guess is the JF-17 pilot would almost certainly have to join the Martin-Baker tie club.
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Unread post24 Nov 2017, 00:48

Have LM and the JPO been holding back on us? :mrgreen: :doh:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... guard-f-35

“Amazing job,” Trump said then. “So amazing we are ordering hundreds of millions of dollars of new airplanes for the air force, especially the F-35. You like the F-35? ... You can’t see it. You literally can’t see it. It’s hard to fight a plane you can’t see.”

“They said: ‘Well, it wins every time because the enemy cannot see it, even if it’s right next to it, it can’t see it,’” Trump said.
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post24 Nov 2017, 02:05

REEEEEEE!!!!.... Linking to the guardian!!!! REEEEEEEE!!!

Anyways, my belief is that cheeto Benito speaks extremely metaphorically. Theoretically, the enemy can not pick the f-35 up on radar if the two are side by side. Theoretically, when he says invisible, he could mean very low observable. After all, what is invisible to some things is not to others. Theoretically, he could be babbling like a retarded monkey. So many theories.....

Lettuce just be thankful on this glorious thanksgiving and relish the fact that he doesn't hate the plane.
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