"Why get rid of a proven airframe? For exactly the same reason we got rid of the P-51 and the P-47 - obsolescence on the battlefield."
A: Really? The majority of MANPADS that we're dealing...
I'm sure that its a "minor" issue to you considering your butt won't be in the pilots seat when the F-35's systems stall out and need to rebooted while in the middle of a dog fight.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and honestly I don't see this aircraft as being ugly from this photo.
"The only point he makes, Dolomite, is that he's an idiot."
"Using that logic, the F-22 isn't ready for combat either since it's only ever flown in permissive environments and never vs A2A threats."
A: Typical F-22 vs. F-35 comments from the...