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duplex wrote:sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:and the F-35s AESA is more advanced than the F-22s...
But F-35 is still a paper plane , exists only in prototypes...I am not sure we will ever be able to see an operational F-35 !
Do you honestly believe that the arrestor hook, is the most difficult engineering challenge on the F-35? They still have till 2013, before sea trials(and till ~2016-2017 before the fleet starts getting aircraft to equip squadrons). You may also have forgotten that the vast number of F-35s will be A models, which don't use arrestor hooks(nor do the B models).