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hornetfinn wrote:Corsair1963 wrote:Also, many seem to think the F-15I can carry a much larger external weapons load than the F-35A. Which, is not to the case at all....
I've seen this countless times. I think it's because F-35 is said to replace F-16, F/A-18 and AV-8B, all of which have significantly smaller weapons load compared to F-15E variants. People don't seem to grasp the fact that F-35A and C are very close to F-15E in both payload and range.
Likely, better because the Strike Eagle usually has to carry both CFT's and External Fuel Tanks. Which, quickly get's it up to the gross weight of the aircraft. Leaving not much room for Weapons.