posted on Nov, 19 2012 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by JIMC5499
Oh, I know, we had the same problems with some of our birds. But the nice thing about the -35 is that you aren't going to need the specialized
tools, and equipment that you will need for the F-22. You won't have to worry about taking the RAM off sending it to a special shop for repair, and
then reapply it like with the F-22 and B-2.
I'm sure that if there was an interdiction then they'd be looking at starting to hurt, but from what I've read so far, the reliability for the -35A
in the testing program has been surprisingly high.
Both the Air Force, and a test pilot involved in the Eurofighter test program, flew the F-18, was around the F-16 development, and watched the F-22,
and he says that the aircraft is unheard of in the reliability levels they're getting. He said he flew AF-20 twice in one day, with three hours
between flights, and at the end of the second flight everything worked exactly the same as at the start of the first flight. The Air Force says that
there is an occasional problem with the jet, but it's usually fixed by a simple shutdown and restart, and in the air they have had very few