Tue, 18th May '04, 3:22am
Have you heard of this awsome attack jet yet? I first saw it in action of the Discovery Wings channel, which did a full documentary on it. It called the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and it's going to replace or complement several other/outdated millitary aircraft. There are three variants of the jet: Conventional takeoff, Carrier, and the coolest of all three: Short Take Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL).
The technology behind it is really neat, go check it out at:
JSF Home (http://www.jsf.mil/)
USAF Projects (http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/jsf/)
What do you think about it? :rolling:
Tue, 18th May '04, 3:54am
I think I'm gonna put in an order for an X-35B STOVL and terrorize the neighbors. :D
Tue, 18th May '04, 12:25pm
Yep, my country is replacing our F-16's with JSF's. A good choice imo.
Tue, 18th May '04, 2:17pm
Sure as hell beats the family Beechcraft Sundowner :D
Tue, 18th May '04, 7:50pm
Bah! Everyone knows that the JAS 39 Griffin is the best fighter out there. The only reason it hasnt spread further than it has is that it is developed in a non-Nato country.
/end silly patriotic rant.
Is this F-35 the same as the Eurofighter?
Edit: Ah, I saw that this was an American thing.
Wed, 19th May '04, 1:50am
*snicker* Yes, the wonderful JSF which is too heavy to be able to perform vertical take-offs.
Wed, 19th May '04, 1:04pm
Yes, lets all spend more tax money and make some more KILLING MACHINES! Here's where our tax money (http://johnnygreenseed.com/images/nuclear_explosion.jpg) is going. We're all going to hell, but hey, we're going in a fancy new jet fighter.
Thu, 20th May '04, 4:01am
Yes, lets all spend more tax money and make some more KILLING MACHINES! Actually the reson it's being produced is to replace more expensive fighters. One of the many features it offers is a "low" price tag.
Oh, Jaguar, Canada isn't on the delivery list...why have a jet that can actually fly, when you can rest assured that no on will ever attack Canada, unless snow is suddenly worth more than oil. ;) :p :rolling: