F-35: Positives and negatives?

#1
it seems that there is a lot of controversy about this particular aircraft, more and more problems are discovered with it almost every day, from it not being capable enough as a dog-fighter, to the lines of computer software not being implemented yet.

i was just wondering, if we do finally seal the deal with Lockheed Martin, and the F35's are fully operational.. how will it compare with the other aircraft in our (and our allies) arsenal? will it be the last manned fighter jet?

thanks :)
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#4
That said, the F36 not only has no software, it hasn't been invented yet.

The F33? See for yourself:

[video=youtube;f8W2SI4c93s]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8W2SI4c93s[/video]
 

redmonkey

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#11
When I saw a Thread about F-35, I thought it was going to be something exciting about AVTUR without FSII. Imagine my disappointment.
I'm trying, but I really am struggling to. I am extremely disappointed so you must be a hundred times worse. :confused:

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#12
Aaron,

The responses are because this has been done to death.

The public detractors of the F-35 are almost exclusively those who are completely unqualified to speak on the subject. It's not about whether it can 'dogfight'. It's not about whether it can be seen by one particular Chinese VHF radar. It's about the entire package and how it fits into a myriad of other factors.

It is very difficult to have a sensible debate on an open forum regarding Air Power at the best of time. The nature of 5th Gen aircraft make it impossible due to the security assets. Suffice to say that those involved from both the RN and RAF have no doubt what F-35 brings and those that fly it are immensely enthusiastic.

From your perspective, be assured that 99% of what you read in the press is inaccurate, disingenuous or extremely simplistic.

Regards,
MM
 
#13
Aaron,

The responses are because this has been done to death.

The public detractors of the F-35 are almost exclusively those who are completely unqualified to speak on the subject. It's not about whether it can 'dogfight'. It's not about whether it can be seen by one particular Chinese VHF radar. It's about the entire package and how it fits into a myriad of other factors.

It is very difficult to have a sensible debate on an open forum regarding Air Power at the best of time. The nature of 5th Gen aircraft make it impossible due to the security assets. Suffice to say that those involved from both the RN and RAF have no doubt what F-35 brings and those that fly it are immensely enthusiastic.

From your perspective, be assured that 99% of what you read in the press is inaccurate, disingenuous or extremely simplistic.

Regards,
MM
Or just plain bollocks :)
 

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