Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Emperor's New Clothes.

The F-35 is a prodigiously expensive waste of time.
The maximum speed is Mach 1.67. The Hawker-Siddeley P1154 in the 1960's, a development of the Harrier which was cancelled by treasonous government, would have been faster 40 years earlier.
Also, the P1154 was a true V/STOL aircraft, like the Harrier, whereas the F35 is some sort of hybrid abortion with a one ton deadweight lifting fan in ONE version, which gives it vertical landing capability only. So if your airfields are stuffed, so is the F35.

To make up for the lamentable performance, the marketeers claim that the helmet-mounted sights make point and shoot a thing of the past, and so it will not even need to get on someone's tail to shoot at them.


I the opposition escapes at Mach 2, the poor little F35 won't be able to get in range.
I don't think it can do Supercruise either( though I'm not sure ), so it won't be able to do a low visibility sneak attack on fast-flying aircraft.

What a piece of crap.

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