Originally posted by Zaphod58
God I love this board. If it wasn't made by the US it sucks. Worst case of A. S. S. I have ever seen anywhere. This is actually quite an elegant design, but since they do like anyone else has done, and release a mockup instead of a prototype, and don't immediately have it flying it has to suck. Give me a break. Since it's not a Mach 12 fighter it has to suck. What a joke.edit on 2/4/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
I don't know that much about planes but I did see the Stealth bomber the first time in was unveiled to the public. It was hands down the most advanced plane of its era and the USA had the plane for 10 years before they unveiled it. I really have a hard time believing they show whats up their sleeves when it comes to planes without having something that they can counter with. I think there are a lot of people who what to believe its all a bluff that the usa doesn't make good planes and got lucky with stealth tech! Mostly Europeans who want to believe their pilots are better and their planes are better. The point is a plane that couldn't be tracked with conventional radar and could aim with pin point accuracy to its target scared countries around the world and that was in the 80's to early 90's. Do you really believe the best they can come up with now is the f-35? The same people who built the blackbird and the stealth bomber? I mean the SR-71 was built in the 70's and still holds the record "Since 1976, it has held the world record for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft, a record previously held by the YF-12"