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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 13:15

From (you guessed it) defense-aerospace:

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Yes, that's an actual headline. That's Solomon level of professionalism on display there. LOL. He must really be losing it. :lmao:
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 13:30

I'll take the liberty of quoting the article, so that noone else needs to visit the site:

The sequence seems to be have been filmed in slow motion while the aircraft was flying through a tub of molasses, such is the low maneuverability demonstrated while practicing a very tame and decidedly underwhelming flight display routine.

Unless the sequence is considerably spiced up, there seems to be little point to demonstrating the F-35 at the Paris air show, where it will be inevitably – and negatively -- compared to the world’s best flight displays.

And explaining that its routine is limited by the many flight restrictions mandated by its technical failings will not particularly improve its much-dented image.

All of which raises the question of why it was decided to take the F-35 to the Paris air show, other than to show it could.


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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 13:45

Thanks for that 'gideonic'; I did not want to go there but I have been there VIRTUOUSLY. TAH/TAG (been watching 'Dicte').
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 13:54

The haters are getting really desperate; I guess being proven wrong over and over and over again ever since IOC last year really hurts.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 14:21

They seem to think that if they keep ranting about F-35 will become true. LOL, I predict some very sad times for them for years to come... :twisted:
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 14:23

Sometimes I have the impression that there's no hope for mankind.

Is it really that hard to admit, "I am/was wrong"??

That Solomon guy and most of the "F-35 haters" are really becoming a pathetic excuse of human trash (offend intended!). :x
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 14:25

hornetfinn wrote:They seem to think that if they keep ranting about F-35 will become true. LOL, I predict some very sad times for them for years to come... :twisted:


Yes, that's the impression that I have --> Repeating the same lie, over and over again with the hope that one day that lie somehow becomes truth... :roll:
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 17:10

People will go to extraordinary lengths to ovoid admitting they were wrong. That's why it's always been said "It takes a big man to admit he was wrong." Think how much human progress has been held back by ego. Stealth aircraft have been in combat for almost 30 years, and still there are legions who refuse to accept this revolution in military affairs. It would be like someone in 1970 arguing armored warfare, and airborne operations were unproven concepts.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 17:50

gideonic wrote:I'll take the liberty of quoting the article, so that noone else needs to visit the site:



Now that is comedy right there . :lmao: :lmao:
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 17:51

I'm not sure which display they watched, but the high display could only be described as energetic.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 19:16

gideonic wrote:I'll take the liberty of quoting the article, so that noone else needs to visit the site:

The sequence seems to be have been filmed in slow motion while the aircraft was flying through a tub of molasses, such is the low maneuverability demonstrated while practicing a very tame and decidedly underwhelming flight display routine.

Unless the sequence is considerably spiced up, there seems to be little point to demonstrating the F-35 at the Paris air show, where it will be inevitably – and negatively -- compared to the world’s best flight displays.

And explaining that its routine is limited by the many flight restrictions mandated by its technical failings will not particularly improve its much-dented image.

All of which raises the question of why it was decided to take the F-35 to the Paris air show, other than to show it could.


:doh:


Wow they are really reaching lol.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 19:24

F-35 just arrived in Paris.
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Unread post13 Jun 2017, 19:57

Almost forgot:
the F-35's display may well be slowest, most pathetic-est one ever...
but it's still better than Gripen E's ;)
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Unread post14 Jun 2017, 05:55

juretrn wrote:Almost forgot:
the F-35's display may well be slowest, most pathetic-est one ever...
but it's still better than Gripen E's ;)



I don't know, that roll out ceremony for the Gripen NG was pretty fancy lol
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Unread post14 Jun 2017, 09:30

XanderCrews wrote:
juretrn wrote:Almost forgot:
the F-35's display may well be slowest, most pathetic-est one ever...
but it's still better than Gripen E's ;)



I don't know, that roll out ceremony for the Gripen NG was pretty fancy lol


Yup. I even heard that the Gripen NG managed its first kill in that roll out ceremony! (It squashed an unwary bug on the taxiway)
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