posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 02:14 AM
So is the F-35 formally Joint Strike Fighter a fighter, a bomber or both and is the F-xx supposed to be air superiority only?
I suppose the requirement will be based on exaggerated potential future threats to a carrier such as a ballistic missile or an aircraft launched
missile or submarine / other ship?
Does a carrier need an equivalent stealth bomber as the LRS-b and a dedicated fighter of F-22 caliber, I would say yes if they want to stay relative
as the carrier fleet projecting power, if you compromise with a multi role then maybe you lose something?
But I thought that's what the JSF was supposed to be? Is it a compromise?