Wile E Coyote, Genius.
Gonna be real hard pulling a Whifferdill or doing any Jinking with that big trailer hanging back there.Just saw that the F-35 has a towed device that can jam radar and decoy missiles.
Plus some kind of radio frequency countermeasure that can be dispensed. like flares and Chaff.
Those data links are likely going to get fried/jammed/spoofed/hacked by any near peer opponents.True, but if it's using datalink from drones to paint targets then active sensors need not be used. It has a few different ways to skin a cat.
Designed by committee. It has one of everything on it.Gonna be real hard pulling a Whifferdill or doing any Jinking with that big trailer hanging back there.
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Recently flew in theater with them. Not going to get into the specifics. They’re good at one thing and one thing only. They’re donkeys.
Thanks. I wasn't sure if you were just joking.Recently flew in theater with them. Not going to get into the specifics. They’re good at one thing and one thing only. They’re donkeys.
Yeah, China is pretty scary. We’re the best pilots in the world though, and that is more important than the airframe. That’s how we slayed in Korea when the MiG far surpassed our aircraft in capabilities. The F-22 is still the best A/A fighter in the world and their pilots are **** hot.Thanks. I wasn't sure if you were just joking.Recently flew in theater with them. Not going to get into the specifics. They’re good at one thing and one thing only. They’re donkeys.
Thanks for the feedback. I know it is risky to express any opinion on that plane if you are in the service.
What concerns me more, is that we might be in an air / sea war with China before much longer, and they copied our F-22 and F-35 technology, and made their own variant, which might surpass the F-35 at least assuming they were able to manage quality and so forth.
2 engines, improves survivability.
No helicopter fan ruining the shape.
Canards and extra wing surface, larger control surfaces give more maneuverability.
Needs stronger engines, but wait a few months and they will steal some more plans or buy them from Biden.
Yeager had a good retelling of that story in his autobiography. Fascinating read.Within visual range, it's 90% pilot and 10% aircraft anyway. As master fighter pilots such as Yeager and Boyd have conclusively proven.
When the US acquired its' first Mig 15, it was mock-combat tested against our F-86. Yeager flew both planes, and regardless which plane he was in, he always came out on top. Even in the MIG, which had notorious instability problems, and usually couldn't recover from a spin.
BTW read the development history of the B-29. The airplane that prevented the invasion of Japan. Ir was still being debugged when the war ended.