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Originally posted by Boockelbee
Its known the f-35 wont be ready before 2013, but why is this??
They can implement alot of R&D of the raptor for instance into this plane, come on, they have been busy since 1999.
I find this all very strange especially when you hear about how many billions go into R&D. they have been busy for 14 years, is it a case of
American inefficiency or is this plane so darn complex that it takes that long...????
I do believe the money that the US and other countries had to pay to be in the project, is going straight to the black projects funding and that they have indeed got the finished plane ready for production at this moment (and probably much much better fighters)
Would be a perfect way to get free funding from other nations.
What do you think..?
You forgot to name all the other problems with the F-35. Are you getting lazy as you get older?
Originally posted by Darkpr0
It's ugly, has a poor combat role, and is probably overpriced, but its development is going pretty swimmingly.
"Pfffftttt..." See here's your problem Darkpr0, your still locked in 1989 with a one plane bias. Dont you know that the future is single engine multi-role fighters geared towards defeating Soviet armoured units in the German Fulda gap, facing double digit SAM's head on and using NCW techniques? ..... Oh no wait, that's the problem with the F-35 isn't it?
I'll stick with Russian a/c, though, their newer ones still look as sexy as they did in the Cold War.