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The engine is british technology and I live close to BAE and from the information that i have i can tell you the JSF is not really wanted or needed by us.
There has been a dispute with the americans because we have told them that as soon as we get the plane we are ripping out there software and using our own....they aren't happy because we will not give them our software
We won't let them have aour helmets either
Also the MOD and BAE ar concentrating on the carrier version of the EURofighter a much better peice of technology.
BAE Systems, manufacturer of the RAF’s Eurofighter, has been asked to produce a study into whether it could be flown from the carriers, which are due to enter service in 2014 and 2016.
Flying Eurofighter from the new carriers would require pilots to learn a completely new skill of landing conventionally at sea — a task likened by experts to a “controlled crash”.
It would also require the Eurofighter fuselage to be strengthened, the attachment of an arrestor hook to stop the aircraft on landing, and protection against saltwater erosion.
The BAE Systems study, carried out earlier this year, determined that the aircraft could be built to land on carriers without major difficulty.
The MoD said “marinising” Eurofighter had been looked at as an option but “JSF remains our optimum solution to fly off the carriers”.
And for all you americans out there ever wondered why your planes have two tail fins?
Because your engineers don't know how to deal with heat!
Planform alignment is also often used in stealth designs. Planform alignment involves using a small number of surface orientations in the shape of the structure. For example, on the F-22A Raptor, the leading edges of the wing and the tail surfaces are set at the same angle. Careful inspection shows that many small structures, such as the air intake bypass doors and the air refueling aperture, also use the same angles. The effect of planform alignment is to return a radar signal in a very specific direction away from the radar emitter rather than returning a diffuse signal detectable at many angles.
The aft fuselage and empennage (tails and fins) for each F-35 JSF are being designed, engineered and built at the BAE Systems Samlesbury site, using the latest in advanced design and manufacturing technology.
The aft-fuselage and empennage will be shipped to Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant in the summer of 2005, where they will be joined with the wing and forward fuselage from Lockheed Martin and the centre fuselage from Northrop Grumman. Assembly of the initial F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant was completed at the end of 2005.
BAE has a very stringent disclosure of information rule within in employment.
The British Helmets which we fly with are 100% different to the american counter part.
American's really really need to smell the coffee.....With out the UK your two bit off the shelf plane would never have seen the light of day.
I have already stated i have information regarding the JSF and of the carrier version of the typhoon.
You stated that the americans would not give us the full technology....
HELLO its been built in samlesbury!!! HELLO Samlesbury
We even had to send our test pilot over to fly it because you aren't capable.
the engine is a british design and a british engine.
It5 goes to show when the americans during the recent conflict in the gulf fly at 30000ft to drop a bomb in a newer aircraft to our harrier flying at 30ft and not getting blown up!!!
Later this evening i will be meeting with a top engineer and designer from BAE as they want to piss themselves laughing at this thread.
The engineer had to practically redesign your entire plane due to the desing being flawed.
Just one to think about....we are building JSF we are building Eurofighter
we have even started the carrier version of the JSF
I wonder what else we have been building.....British design has always led the technological world we were even leading the space race!
I think if you all remember back the americans ran an experiment to see if they could hide there stealth bomber and flew over the lakes! we had two tornados follow it
Im not going to post anymore until i have spoken with these guy's tonight and if you guy's have vent or skype we can have a real laugh and ill call you up!
then you can argue with the techs!
Originally posted by C0bzz
If they had a single vertical stab? Well then you have a massive RADAR reflector.