The F-35 is cool as fuck and I'm tired of pretending that it's not.
>800+ airframes delivered so far
>3 new airframes EVERY WEEK (economies of scale)
>Block 4 with TR3 on the way
>AETP almost guaranteed at this point
>Some new DARPA laser shit
F35_crash.webm contrarianism posting incoming in 3... 2...
Why does it make CSTO seethe soo much?
It's a technology they can never reach at a price point and in volume they can never match, flow by pilots at a level they could never train themselves.
The J-20 has 20% numbers of F-35, costs more each than a F-35, and is half a generation behind.
And pilots quality are suspect so is doctrine, systems and motivation.
Because they know they will never be able to make an equivalent, or to make more than ten of them.
It's lame because it doesn't have a GAU-8. Every airframe should have at least two GAU-8's going forward.
brrrrrrrrrrrt to you too fellow r/aviation friend!!!
I fricking LOVE the A-10!!!!!
Too bad the F-35 can't compete with it's weak 20mm gun /s
Reddit lives in your head rent free. Find GOD instead of cocks, anon.
F-35 has a 25mm gun, anon.
Thats 5mm too small.
Words you've heard a lot, huh?
>sleeping with someone who uses metric
Can only be forgiven if they are tiny japanese waifu. Disgusting otherwise.
>putting the gau 8 inside the fuselage of a plane where you can barely even see it
they should be given to air defence mechs, that way it will increase civilian morale when people see a giant robot shooting down incoming drones and missiles.
For a twin jet it should be three.
>one facing forward, your primary weapon
>also used to announce your arrival in an airspace to your enemies
>their radar may not see you but they will hear you
>two facing rearward, these replace the engines for a substantial reduction in fuel consumption
>gone are the days of having to search for ground targets
>you simply fly over while raining depleted uranium on them
>in flight refueling is conducted as normal but with a belt feed rather than fuel probe
It's so fucking based. I never expected it to turn out well. I mean no one else did either but I'm glad my bro Ash Carter (RIP) proved us wrong.
I just wikipedia'd this guy, what a pedigree. What have I been doing w/my life.
>tfw ukrainefags don't even remember when PrepHole gigaseethed about it
>when PrepHole gigaseethed about it
resident vatniks like armatard are not PrepHole
Let us be real, that was more a small but very loud minority than anything else.
>dumbfucks suddenly represent all of PrepHole
Two of them buzzed the airport I work at today. Probably on test flights since Plant no.4 is just 45 minutes away.
But, all the old guys that retired in the last 8 years, including my old man, can only talk about how amazing General Dynamics was, and how lame Lockheed had been running the facility and production line after 2006. Layers upon layers of mismanagement pushing around lazy union workers.
But let me tell you how based the F-16 is.
>in production 1974 to FUCKING TODAY
>only 4 years from first flight to full rate production
>flew before it's first flight
>over 4600 built
>during the height of F-16 production, they were rolling out A PLANE A DAY
>has had literal thousands of mods and upgrades
>long standing combat history
>phenomenal readiness rate
>Have Glass, Pacer Mud
>F-16XL, Vista, MATV, F-2, F-16N, F-16IN, HiMAT, F-16SFW, AFTI, F-16ES, GCAS, LOAN, DSI, etc etc
Lastly, ranking the based levels of the aircraft that rolled out of that plant goes:
I wouldn't know how to cope if I was a F-35 fanboy.
>the plant can roll out F-35 at half the rate of F-16
>as many F-16s MOGGED per sortie as an F-35 can carry missiles
I'll take that