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Originally posted by HEREFORD 1969
Part of the reason why the cost is so high, is because the U.S.A is giving away 20 F35's to Isreal as part of an aid package.
Originally posted by RedGolem
Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
Hey, I don't necessarily think that Lockheed Martin is trying to swindle anything. This is suppose to be a top of the line aircraft, with no others like it in the world for decades to come.
Thanks for posing
spoken like a true tool of the industry. Yes it is suppose to be a top of the line aircraft. I am not in the loop to really know how much each plane costs, but can you clarify any of that?
Originally posted by Ikema
Originally posted by MarkLuitzen
reply to post by budski
the j20 from china will and can compete with the f22 its better in someways but we have to see what the j20 can do
Yeah yeah, with all due respect I lived all this before with the Mig 25 and the F-15.
Turns out the Mig couldn't turn and was a bucket of bolts and vacume tubes.
I'll fly an F-35 and take on 2 of each of the above fighters simultaneously.
And win, before the dog fight even starts!
My country, canada, is in for 16 billion dollars for a plane that we havent even seen the final drawings for....
In a mountainous combat zone, an F-35 assigned to CAP or SEAD will knock down anything but the TR-3B.
If your scrambling along the plains, or ocean, an F-22 will have air superiority.
In Russia and China, the people making and designing these planes are making a FRACTION of the salary an American does. America is known to be a place to make great money. Russia and China aren't, unless you are in a governmental or high business position, so alot of the high cost comes with the "greatness" of America.
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by tristar
Or never stop spending money on something that is really not needed.