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F-35A Incident Points To Tailpipe Fire Commented on: 2 hours ago (September 27, 2016)

Tailpipe fires used to be more common, but better fuel regulation / control has reduced their occurrence. What is interesting is the "substantial" damage apparently inflicted to the aircraft,...

Repairs On Grounded F-35s To Begin Next Week Commented on: 6 days ago (September 21, 2016)

It could be much worse than you imply, hence the grounding. Not only could feed lines be blocked, vent lines could also be plugged. Fuel starvation or imploded fuel tanks are never a good thing...

Anatomy Of A V-22 Crash Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 29, 2016)

The V-22 nacelles rotate to vertical in helicopter mode, making the intakes more susceptible to collecting and ingesting airborne particulates than horizontally oriented intakes found on...

GAO Criticizes U.S. Air Force A-10 Retirement Planning Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 26, 2016)

The USAF continues to dig itself deeper in the credibility hole.

Weapons Tester Cites Further F-35 Challenges Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 23, 2016)

Validates the Navy's decision to hold off fielding the aircraft until all of its systems actual work and the structure is sound. Now if we can just get its cost down to only double that of a...

V-22: Unique Aircraft, Unique Problems Commented on: 5 weeks ago (August 23, 2016)

The selection of the CMV-22 as the COD replacement aircraft was a compromise between remanufacturing current C-2As or utilizing an existing production line to produce entirely new aircraft. The C...

F-35 Follow-On Plan Takes Shape Commented on: 5 weeks ago (August 21, 2016)

The F-35C isn't particularly useful for the Navy (except for ISR / armed scouting) until some time in the Block 4.x deployment, i.e. ~2025. Until then, it cannot carry anti-ship missiles, cannot...

F-35 Marks New Era For Stealth Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 8, 2016)

The Block 3I F-35A is limited to two air-to-air missiles. Two. That is not a load out sufficient for air combat against near peers. However, as a F-117A replacement, it should work.

USAF Leadership Cool To Two-Step A-10 Replacement Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 4, 2016)

Carlisle has to go. USAF leadership needs a wake up call. No organized or semi-organized terrorist group - like, you know, the ones we are fighting - can afford these advanced systems the good...

USAF Declares F-35 Ready For War Commented on: 7 weeks ago (August 3, 2016)

The fanboys do love to diss the Super Hornet - can we say inferiority complex? The problem is that the Navy loves their Supers more than the prospect of affording even 240 F-35Cs. In reality,...

 

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