F-35 to replace A-10?

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 04:11

"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 04:18

popcorn wrote:POGO isn't happy..LOL :D
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Laughable........ :lmao:
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 04:37

Corsair1963 wrote:Your splitting hairs.....The A-10 will retire and the F-35 along with a very long list of other platforms will take over the role. In addition the F-35 "was" designed as a Multirole Strike Fighter from the start. So, hardly surprising that is can perform most A-10 Missions.

BTW The F-35A will replace a number of F-15C units in the coming decades. So, is it also a "direct" replacement for the "Air Superiority Eagle"???


The USAF position, not mine, is that the F-35A will replace the A-10 and F-16 from the start. Just because the F-35 is multi-role doesn't mean its not replacing the A-10 in the CAS role. It will regardless of whatever some people say in the A-10 squadrons that get replaced by the F-35As.

Since it has not announced any F-15C unit replacement with the F-35, this is merely an assumption or educated guess at this moment. It would be a good educated guess since no other fighter will be or planned to be built until 2035 at least. But the F-15C was not what the F-35A was designed to replace in the USAF on day 1.

If Congress and USAF chooses to replace any A-10 squadrons with something else, sure then the F-35 is not the direct replacement. Until that happens, then sure, claim all you want that the F-35 is not the direct replacement. Last I heard, even the LAS got canned.
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 05:34

Still splitting hairs in my opinion.......



Nonetheless, we will just have to agree to disagree!



Respectfully 8)
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 06:33

You got me wrong. I'm not here to agree anything with you. I'm just stating facts whilst you make claims.

Whether you agree or not, your claims are generally not factual. Examples have included: J-20 is an export fighter, F-35 flies further than an F-15 with CFTs, Japan is not developing a stealth fighter, F-35 is not directly replacing the A-10, USAF will retire the F-15C over the next several years etc.... are just some of the more recent ones.
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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 08:42

weasel1962 wrote:You got me wrong. I'm not here to agree anything with you. I'm just stating facts whilst you make claims.

Whether you agree or not, your claims are generally not factual. Examples have included: J-20 is an export fighter, F-35 flies further than an F-15 with CFTs, Japan is not developing a stealth fighter, F-35 is not directly replacing the A-10, USAF will retire the F-15C over the next several years etc.... are just some of the more recent ones.



1.) I just stated the J-20 and J-31 could be exported. So, considering both are early in development. Who knows if one or both will. Personally, I consider the odds to be high for the J-31 and low for the J-20. Yet, I was just making a point for sake of argument.

2.) I did express an opinion that the F-35A/C likely had better range than that the F-15E with similar payload. Which, I standby. This is easily supported from numerous sources. As F-15E easily grosses out with max fuel and anything much over 10,000 lbs of payload. This example is at gross........The F-35A/C could carry "6" - 2,000 lbs class weapons with less drag and well under gross.

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3.) Japan isn't developing the "F-3" as originally envisioned. Yet, "may" co-develop a future 6th Generation Fighter with a partner or partners.

4.) The F-35 was not a "direct" replacement for the A-10. Which, is a dedicated CAS Attack Aircraft. Which, was designed to fly low and slow over the battlefield. (think tank with wings)

5.) The F-15C is on the chopping block and the USAF has made that very clear. Only thing that could save it. Is if the Congress overrules them. (doubtful in my opinion)

Honestly, I hardly care if you believe me or not. Yet, with a little time the "facts" as you call them will come out and trust me. I'll be right there to point them out..........


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Unread post12 Jul 2018, 10:24

The J-20 could be exported as much as the F-22 could be. Sure it might happen in the corsair world. I didn't even bother to read the rest of the tripe.
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