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The InfographicsShow - The F-35 issues.. your thoughts?

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Bloody things a White Elephant, and a white elephant that could get pilots killed , all because of political and economic philandering and penny pinching, what make it worse is the RAF has bought this pile of shit.

 

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I'm not a fan of it. The money wasted on it to date could have been used to fund R&D and production on a/c that were best optimized for the needs of the individual services, and  that would do the job as designed.

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My thing is this. The VFX program has taught us no single aircraft is suitable for all of the services. F-4, F-111, have taught us this back in the day. Just as there is no single tool that can do every job. There is no single aircraft that can do every job. Something will have to be compromised. Personally I like having a lot of options to handle a task. Sometimes the job will call for a knife and sometimes the job will call for a scalpel.

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On 10/10/2019 at 11:02 AM, Nesher said:

It is a cartoon narrated by someone who has done very little research and has next to zero understanding of how aircraft are developed - please find me a $38m F-15E today because apparently this Muppet doesn't understand such things as inflation. It is beyond laughable, talk about a dog looking at the screen with its tongue out.

The aircraft and program is open to criticism like any other program but there were a lot of positives as well.

If anyone saw this 3 parter on the RAF/FAA in one of them they have trouble starting it - nothing really out of the ordinary but the sort of thing included in clueless videos above as if the sky is falling in.

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, MigBuster said:

It is a cartoon narrated by someone who has done very little research and has next to zero understanding of how aircraft are developed - please find me a $38m F-15E today because apparently this Muppet doesn't understand such things as inflation. It is beyond laughable, talk about a dog looking at the screen with its tongue out.

Yes, this is what striked me the most when I watched this video. The guy who made it doesn't even know what's the cost of other aircraft nowadays and that the purchase price of the F-35 and F-16V for export buyers is roughly comparable. 

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