F-35 vs F/A-18 XT

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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krorvik

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Unread post24 Jul 2017, 18:15

In later blocks you may even add two more slammers internally.

Edit: Hah, someone else noticed too while I was typing...
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Unread post25 Jul 2017, 21:18

playloud wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:.have we noticed the trend that the SH is always trying to catch up to the F-35? And not the other way around? Anyone see F-35s trying to be more like SH?

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Unread post25 Jul 2017, 22:18

wasn't the Danish comparison taking into account the F/A-18E/D having a 6,000hr lifetime vs the F-35 having a 8,000hr (or 10,000hr) lifetime cost?
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Unread post25 Jul 2017, 22:22

geforcerfx wrote:wasn't the Danish comparison taking into account the F/A-18E/D having a 6,000hr lifetime vs the F-35 having a 8,000hr (or 10,000hr) lifetime cost?

Yes.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 00:30

XanderCrews wrote:
playloud wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:.have we noticed the trend that the SH is always trying to catch up to the F-35? And not the other way around? Anyone see F-35s trying to be more like SH?

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That's not a combat load-out. That's a pure form of hatred.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 01:12

That loadout doesn't make any sense except against the vaunted Sprey-Boyd doctrine.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 01:37

lbk000 wrote:That loadout doesn't make any sense except against the vaunted Sprey-Boyd doctrine.

It doesn't have to: it's there just to shut up critics.
Or at least flip them the bird.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 03:12

Block III Super Hornet is a 9,000 hr jet.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 05:29

maus92 wrote:Block III Super Hornet is a 9,000 hr jet.



Good because they are not going to get many new builds
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 06:03

lbk000 wrote:That loadout doesn't make any sense except against the vaunted Sprey-Boyd doctrine.

Cruise missile defense

It's not an issue "Will it", but "Can it"

Case in point, the F-18 Classic and Super.

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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 08:41

What is F-18 XT
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 10:21

What Boeing was calling the Block III Super Hornet earlier this year.
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 15:26

SpudmanWP wrote:
lbk000 wrote:That loadout doesn't make any sense except against the vaunted Sprey-Boyd doctrine.

Cruise missile defense

It's not an issue "Will it", but "Can it"

Case in point, the F-18 Classic and Super.

Good reminder SpudmanWP.

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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 16:24

XanderCrews wrote:Basically the demand and fix that USN avaition has put itself in, along with its unique operations aboard ships. demands more super hornets.

So the question of which one an air arm should buy, should have a flow chart that goes like this:

Are you the US Navy?

Yes----> upgrade your super hornets to keep up with F-35s

No-----> buy F-35s, not super hornets

.have we noticed the trend that the SH is always trying to catch up to the F-35? And not the other way around? Anyone see F-35s trying to be more like SH?


Only insofar as it's a jack of all trades, master of none. 2 squadrons of F-35's and 2 of SH's will be interesting. I'd imagine they'll load up the SH's as AMRAAM trucks when flying alongside F-35's, the same way the USAF will do so with F-15's when flying with F-22's...
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Unread post05 Aug 2017, 17:07

gta4 wrote:What is F-18 XT


It depends on what question you are asking Boeing.

<Sarc ON ... sort of>
If the question is "What capabilities will an upgrade of the SH have?" then it is - additional stealth enhancements with coating, edge upgrades ... ,new avionics with enhanced EW, special stealthy conformal fuel tanks quadrupling the range, new IR/Optics of the upteenth generation, capable of reading the New Times inside the building in NY City from Melbourne Australia, while scanning the universe, looking for near earth asteroid threats, special laser/missile wing pods that are stealthy... etc. etc...

If the question is "How much will it cost?" then the answer is a regular SH with a centerline fuel tank and a GoPro camera velcroed onto it.....BUT but but !!!! it could be upgraded as above ... maybe ... perhaps .. if an order for design and development gets funded .... in the R&D budget ...
<Sarc OFF>

The F-18XT is whatever you want it to be ...

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