Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Trent0001

F-35 woes continue

Recommended Posts

Quite an interesting article from Air Force Times detailing some of the ongoing problems with the Lockheed Martin white elephant.

https://www.airforcetimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/03/02/congress-is-ultimately-to-blame-for-f-35-fiasco/

Sadly, it appears the Australian government is stubbornly pushing ahead with this process, at a cost of over AUD$100 million per aircraft.

Despite what some claim, the issues surrounding the F-35 debacle have not been resolved and don't appear like they will be any time soon. 

Edited by Trent0001
Changed spelling
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bloody Stupid, the Aircraft is crap, plus its pig ugly, and its designed for a cold war environment, which doesn't exist any more. We would be better served by buying Russian aircraft, those at least are built to do the damn job,  The F-35 has no job, because it doesn't know what its job is FFS , it's the TSR 2 story all over again, but at least the Government had the sense to scrap that white elephant , even if it was for the wrong reasons..........Oh and the TSR 2 at least was a pretty aircraft !! 

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't diss the beautiful, tiny-winged white elephant; the TSR.2 was a thing of beauty, the problem was more on the insane specs and expectations than the manufacturer abusing the system to get infinite money.

The F-35 program, at this point, is just a gigantic scam, it's no longer about making a plane fit for a mission, it's about extracting as much wealth as possible and funnelling it toward Lockheed Martin and its backers.

To think that some European countries are paying insane prices to use these things for air defence and air policing makes me sick.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do not doubt the possibilities of TSR 2 , had she been given the backing she needed, however, the story of over spending and over runs in development killed her off, and as I said in my previous post she had to be curtailed , although the reasons were most definitely misguided and ill advised, and I admit it is a poor comparison perhaps, however we then ended up with Canberra , which was and until recently still is a superb aircraft, we also had Buccaneer, an aircraft that no other nation could match in its given role !! So yes TSR 2 given enough time would have certainly become a world class warplane. I was merely using TSR 2 as an example of a money pit of horrendous proportions, and thus a similar issue to that of the F-35....However, the F-35 is just shite, it has zero redeeming factors, its a crap dog fighter, compared to even the Mig 29 or Su 35 , F16 or F 15 , its ground attack capabilities are piss poor ,  akin to the F117 which lets be honest though ground breaking for stealth tech etc, was about as useful as an ashtray on a Motorcycle , which is why the US still utilise dyed in the wool 100% proven aircraft such as the B1B and B52 . The Gr7 Harrier was a more effective attack aircraft for goodness sake, ok the avionics and airframes were getting on a bit , however it did the job, and probably to update and repair would have been a heck of a lot less that this POS 

I wish to state that I adore the TSR 2 , and I should not have used her as an example maybe, other than to illustrate the Cost over runs and development over runs that are twice as bad in F- shitty 5 . 

  • Like 1
  • Dislike 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please note kiddy winks that My plane is better than your plane because opinion usually go the same way as religion and politics - and we neither get the pay or care about being tolerant moderators - therefore if you have nothing to present that is not based on something useful can you tone it down please.........thanks.

 

 

 

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nah its just a teensy weensy misunderstanding , mainly propagated by my misrepresentation of the TSR 2 for illustration purposes, I doubt it will denigrate into a full on claws out bitchin' match ...........and the F-35 is shit......this is my opinion......just sayin' :deadhorse:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh and its uglier than me as well, so that is REALLY sayin' somethin' !!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By kblomkvist


      View File SF2 F-35A Vermont ANG skin
      Here's my new F-35A skin representing the latest livery of Vermont ANG fighters belonging to the 134th FS, 158th FW.
      The skin was made with my latest template. I encourage you to use it with my slightly reworked F-35 which you can find here: 
      All the credits for the aircraft model go to FastCargo and other guys involved in the project.
      This skin and any other content of this mod cannot be used in any commercial project. Use it under Combatace Freeware License.
      To install, simply copy the contents of "to mod folder" folder into your game's  mod folder. Read the Knowledge Base for more information.
      Enjoy!
      Chris
      Submitter kblomkvist Submitted 02/13/2020 Category F-35  
    • By kblomkvist
      Here's my new F-35A skin representing the latest livery of Vermont ANG fighters belonging to the 134th FS, 158th FW.
      The skin was made with my latest template. I encourage you to use it with my slightly reworked F-35 which you can find here: 
      All the credits for the aircraft model go to FastCargo and other guys involved in the project.
      This skin and any other content of this mod cannot be used in any commercial project. Use it under Combatace Freeware License.
      To install, simply copy the contents of "to mod folder" folder into your game's  mod folder. Read the Knowledge Base for more information.
      Enjoy!
      Chris
    • By kblomkvist


      View File SF2 F-35 USAF 65th AGRS skin
      This is my new USAF F-35 Aggressor skin with 65th AGRS, 57th ATG, Nellis AFB, NV markings. The paint scheme has been revealed recently and its purpose is to reflect the Chinese J-20 prototype stealth fighter.
      The skin was made with my latest template. I encourage you to use it with my slightly reworked F-35 which you can find here: 
      All the credits for the aircraft model go to FastCargo and other guys involved in the project.
      This skin and any other content of this mod cannot be used in any commercial project. Use it under Combatace Freeware License.
      To install, simply copy the contents of "to mod folder" folder into your game's  mod folder. Read the Knowledge Base for more information.
      Enjoy!
      Chris
      Submitter kblomkvist Submitted 05/29/2019 Category F-35  
    • By kblomkvist
      This is my new USAF F-35 Aggressor skin with 65th AGRS, 57th ATG, Nellis AFB, NV markings. The paint scheme has been revealed recently and its purpose is to reflect the Chinese J-20 prototype stealth fighter.
      The skin was made with my latest template. I encourage you to use it with my slightly reworked F-35 which you can find here: 
      All the credits for the aircraft model go to FastCargo and other guys involved in the project.
      This skin and any other content of this mod cannot be used in any commercial project. Use it under Combatace Freeware License.
      To install, simply copy the contents of "to mod folder" folder into your game's  mod folder. Read the Knowledge Base for more information.
      Enjoy!
      Chris
    • By JosefK
      From The Drive... and clearly should give @kblomkvist ideas:
      The Drive: F-35 Aggressor Squadron To Be Activated At Nellis Air Force Base
      The whole article is worth a read.  The plan is to seriously retrofit early F-35As that could never see combat.
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..