posted on May, 22 2015 @ 10:14 PM
originally posted by: antar
I LOVE LockHeed Martin! They are the future of technology, if only they can use it for the good, and I believe that they can and will. There will be a
turning point soon, you will see.
Lockheed has not made one plane right in how long? The SR-71 was the only thing they made lately that was great. Every plane since has had major
problems and very very ridiculous fixes. Don't even get me started on the F-35. It uses its fuel to cool the electronics and Computers on it. So if
it sits on a hot runway like say Florida, it will overheat, kill the electronics and computers just before it catches on fire!! Lockheed's solution,
paint the fuel trucks white so the fuel is cooler before it goes in the plane LMAO!!!!
The dam plane will not even survive in the mid-east AT ALL.
Every plane that Northrop or Grumman has built, has been known world over as a great plane and just a pure bad ass. No major issues and or ridiculous
fixes that will keep the planes from doing what they are advertised to do.
Having said that, the Raptor is a good plane that can be great if Lockheed would stop being so greedy and just fix all the systems that are not up to
par in a quick manner, not fix one little thing by fiscal year 2017.
The only fighter that Lockheed has had success with in the last 50 years was the F-16 but that took almost a decade to get right and it was not even
their baby, It was a General Dynamics designed aircraft. They had some great planes in WW2 and built the F-104 but that is about it.
Northrop Grumman has built so many great planes its a pain to list them all. 43 aircraft in service today alone by the U.S.. Just a few of the Great
planes are the F-14 Tomcat, The A-10 warthog, The Beautiful Nation killer B-2 Bomber, The EF-111 Raven. Countless UAVs that are stealth and actually
work. The new RQ-180 and The Navy's new X-47B, Global Hawk, MQ-4C Triton, A6 Intruder, EA-6 Prowler, F-11 Tiger, The Navy Hellcat and Avenger bomber
from WW2 and The F9F Panther being the first swept wing jet fighter for the U.S. Navy. There is also many other current utility aircraft as well as
the E-8 JSTARS.