And the brother of the Zumwalt, Littoral Combat Ship, Ford and so on.Yes, F-35 opinion is very variable, from boosters, bashers, and people in between.
Part of the important thing to consider is that the F-35 is an extremely major US fighter aircraft order, which is basically taking on every role in the US inventory. It will obviously attract bashers, simply because the F-35 got a virtual monopoly on USAF/USN fighter operations; it's a big target.
Should move that to concept art thread.
Guess they were lucky it was a gun pod and not the internal gun.