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F-35 JSF Hit by Serious Design Problems

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posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 08:19 AM
you need to consider the use of the canards for `throwing around the sky` - they achieve the same effect whilst having lower T/W ratio

posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 01:48 AM

Originally posted by iskander

There is a list of names on that site, names of Marines that were killed by criminal negligence, and not by the usual pilot error scapegoating.

Ospreys rotor configuration simply makes it a death trap.
[edit on 7-12-2007 by iskander]

The crash that I was refering to (the one with the highest loss of life), was pilot error.

"The Winged Wombat"
The Funding for all the R&D for the JSF is coming from several countries....which makes it "international".
I'm well aware of who is building it, and what country is doing 99% of the work on it.

[edit on 8-12-2007 by Murcielago]

posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 01:56 AM
International funding - but if the US cancels for whatever reason - the funding is for nothing as they won`t get any of the R&D they paid for.

A win-win for the USA.

And these issues are nothing like `over`exagerated` they are real and serious issues - and this programme is nothing like before , AA-1 i a Production standard model - essentially the same as the USAF would get - and yet there are alot of issues cropping up , electrical system shorting out , engine gearbox faulty.

remember this isn`t a traditional prototype the entire ethos behind the programme was the speed up the process and not have dozens of `testing` aircraft

posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 01:57 AM
It is certainly not 'international' when the technology that comes from the R&D is denied to the People who helped to fund the R&D.

In an international program, you will find that the participants get to have some input into the design of the aircraft. This is certainly not the case here.

So the program is actually a US one which the US have blackmailed other countries into paying for R&D for technology that the US will keep to itself.

It is a US project that other countries wish to buy - nothing more.

I'm sure that those countries would be more than willing to have paid part of the R&D costs when purchasing the aircraft (if it meets their requirements) commensurate with the technology that they actually get vs paying for technology up from that they will now not get.

If that isn't a scam, what is!

The Winged Wombat

posted on Dec, 8 2007 @ 03:29 AM

^^ brilliant

satire at its best

sorry to detract of course.

posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 04:27 PM
The biggest problem the JSF has right now is the F-22, yes much of the R&D for the F-35 comes from the F-22 program, but much more of it is being restricted, the thrust vectoring nozzles for example, F-22 has them, they work rather nicely (or so were told by the people who consider the raptor 1 step below an angel), the F-35 is pretty much using a revised version of the F-22 engine. so why not use the nozzle, at least on the non STOVL versions, but no, they hobble the A2A capability and still expect people to buy it (A2A become more of a distant dream by the day in fact).

By the time this thing hits the market it's going to cost more than the raptor does, with half the capability, the money would be better spent on seperate airframes for each of the expected tasks the F35 is expected to do instead of trying to put all the eggs in one basket, which basicly means lockheed has everyone ove a barrel.

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