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Originally posted by jetsetter
Come on guys, think a bit ok? They will get the codes just like the last time they purchase US aircraft.
Originally posted by fritz
The F-35 debate sure is a good one, unlike the aircraft!
I saw a telly programme on Sky year b4 last, about the development of the JSF [or whatever the yanks call the thing] and it was a three horse race.
Those sneaky buggers out at Groom Lake - sorry - Lockhead/Martin, Northrup/Grumman and BAe/Boeing [Not too sure]
Anyway I was amazed that somebody could adopt a single engined power plant for what essentially is the long awaited replacement for the Harrier GR7.
Unlike the Harrier which has several engine exhausts, the F-35 for hovering purposes, has this massive exhaust cowling which can be vectored to produce the downwards thrust required for hovering. Apparently exhaust gas is bled off to a second exhaust cowling just behind the cockpit. Not a very satisfactory arrangement. I would imagine if your exhaust cowling got jammed in the wrong position, you'd be up the creek without a paddle.
Like so many other Brit tax payers, I'd like to tell the yanks to get stuffed. Why we should prop up their ailling arms industries at our cost and be treated so shabbily, I still don't know.
YOU are to blame! You voted for the bludgers - so you got what you voted for!