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    F-35's are crap ??

    So apparently the F-35 has been found to leave lots wanting, as design/manufacturing flaws have rendered it problematic in a number of fields. And apparently the pilots jockeying them around the skies don't really like them either (poor rear-ward viz renders them dangerous in air-to-air combat).

    I could cut and paste the article into this thread, but then I wouldn't hear the end of it ... so fuggitaboutit.
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    So you just leave us hanging with a quick teaser? ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-rod View Post
    I could cut and paste the article into this thread, but then I wouldn't hear the end of it ... so fuggitaboutit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-rod View Post
    So apparently the F-35 has been found to leave lots wanting, as design/manufacturing flaws have rendered it problematic in a number of fields And apparently the pilots jockeying them around the skies don't really like them either poor rear-ward viz renders them dangerous in air-to-air combat.
    Close up, VFR dogfights? Well if it was on the Internet AND in the movies, its gotta be true!

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    I did say apparently, but you'd think CBC NEWS is fairly reputable info, no:


    An evaluation in criticizes the visibility in the cockpit of the multi-role fighter, and contains blunt comments from test pilots that suggest the shortcomings could get planes shot down in combat. The design prevents pilots from looking behind them.

    "The head rest is too large and will impede aft [rear] visibility and survivability during surface and air engagements," one test pilot was quoted as saying in the U.S. Defence Department's directorate of operational test and evaluation report. A second pilot reportedly said visibility is crucial and any disruption "will get the pilot gunned" down in dogfights
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    Pilots have also cited concerns about the sophisticated helmet that's supposed to display data, saying there are flickering and non-existent readings.

    Vocal critics, such as aviation expert Winslow Wheeler, say the F-35 is not ready for combat training, let alone combat.

    Both the New Democrat and Liberal defence critics say the stealth fighter should be dropped from consideration
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    this is trivial. pilots cant even fly them without being poisoned (hence the program being grounded)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    this is trivial. pilots cant even fly them without being poisoned (hence the program being grounded)
    You are thinking of the "Raptor Cough" of the F-22 fighter. Different plane.
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    doh. you're right.

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    Not crap. Just unproven. Just like buying a first run Panigale. Those that did got burned. We should just order a squadron a Superhornets (newer version of what we already have) and
    call'er good. If it turns out we need the F-35 to protect the Northern oil fields we can buy a few Beta or Charlie versions.

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