F-35 Joint Strike Fighter News, Videos and pics Thread


Feb 20, 2019
I want to have fun by looking at what 'kill ratios' they made up,

after 'kill ratios' they made up in the beginning of 2017 (LOL to amuse Trump?),

and they deny me this fun

Dec 23, 2016

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(We have asked for the F-35’s kill ratio for this Red Flag and have not yet received it. The Air Force increasingly argues that the kill ratio isn’t as relevant for the F-35 as in days past because of the key role it plays in providing targeting information to fourth generation aircraft. The argument pretty much boils down to: who killed the enemy — the plane that detected it and targeted it or the plane that actually fired the weapon that killed it. We’ll take both sets of data, with the needed caveats. The Editor.)
 

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander poses for a photo with Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Marillyn Hewson, chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin July 13, 2018 during the annual Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. RIAT 2018. Both leaders have made statements that should dispell the impression that the F-15X will compete for funds with the F-35A.
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#10768 Air Force Brat, Today at 11:54 AM
 

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Here, Ladies and Gentlemen is the one and only "Dojo", I could find NO confirmation about who had flown the RIAT flying display, and now we have the "guilty party" standing here, "surrounded" by the "Big Boss, and LockMarts Big Boss"!

That's a "million dollar smile", Dojo is the F-35A Demo Pilot, who will debut his flying display in a few days!

this "Dog" damn near turned that F-35A inside out at RIAT, now that is a "break-out turn", stay tuned....

Thank you Komrade Jura! you are a "Hero of the SDF!"
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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Brat was impressed, the demos showed that despite claims to the contrary F35 is not a lead sled.

That said I am less worried about the A2A and more about the A2G side. MSN is nice but if F35 is doing CAS it needs some missiles for that.
The Brimstone or JAGM for example. Something that could take the job of the old Maverick missile.
 
Dec 20, 2016
... the cost of the F-35 Program can be found out by looking BACK at Comptroller's data who counts what's really been thrown into the F-35 Program in a given year under all the contracts, and the cost of the F-35 Program cannot be found out by listening to LockMart sales talk about what "will" be the "target" cost, how "ultimately" the price "drops to ...", "eventually" be "lower than ..." etc. etc.

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Procurement (excluding R&D) cost ($m / # of aircraft):
FY2018 6505/56 =116
FY2019 5267/56 = 94

posted Jul 6, 2016
2015 6675/38 = 176
2016 9476/68 = 139
2017 8286/63 = 132

now, oops, would be
4930/48 =103
according to FY2020 budget request, so let's wait and see
 

Air Force Brat

Brigadier
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Brat was impressed, the demos showed that despite claims to the contrary F35 is not a lead sled.

That said I am less worried about the A2A and more about the A2G side. MSN is nice but if F35 is doing CAS it needs some missiles for that.
The Brimstone or JAGM for example. Something that could take the job of the old Maverick missile.

There's an awful lot to be happy about, number one is those SAM sites are gonna die in droves, we finally have an airplane equal to that challenge in numbers....
 

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Brigadier
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There's an awful lot to be happy about, number one is those SAM sites are gonna die in droves, we finally have an airplane equal to that challenge in numbers....

Looks like Mr. Olsen also flew in the Canadian International Airshow last summer, so the A baby is coming right along, "Dojo" makes it look easy, and the F-35 makes it easy, I had an older chap, and A-4 pilot tell me that wasn't a 9g "break out" at RIAT, but that's clearly what the announcer said, and that's part of the program this summer. An F-16, F-15, F-18, and for sure the F-14 would "eat your lunch", no way you could fly this show in any of those birds, at the beginning of that 9G turn, Dojo looks to be around 350 to 400 knts, after that hellacious 9G turn, the energy is gone, the nose is pointing way up, but the F-135 and that sweet little LockMart airframe, just go where you point em!

that's very amazing!
 

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