We're getting these things if and when they ever work. Be handy in repelling the hordes of dangerous refugees on leaking fishing boats.
In terms of looks, I still can't go past the old Spitfires. They were just the most beautiful looking aircraft.
f-14 tomcat was my fave
Yeah, Tomcats rule.
You ****s just loved the beach volleyball scene.
It wasn't ****s which loved the volleball scene....
Pentagon raises JSF cancellation in US budget review leak | Plane Talking
Sandilands has firmly hitched his wagon to the anti-JSF team but his point about how much anonymous 'Pentagon officials' are at pains to deny the program will be cut stands.
The F-35B Sticks a $1.5T Vertical Night Landing - Businessweek
Woo, it can land.
Refuses to let this thread die, this ****.
Haven't got time or inclination to read all that article tc, but its a surprise they say night time flying is banned at Elgin - one of the UKs F35Bs has been doing nighttime take off and landings off USS Wasp - there is video floating around the MOD posted
Yeah, I posted the link to the USS Wasp landing earlier. The article doesn't specifically say night landing is verboten, just that it has restrictions on flying IMC and you'd usually fly IFR at night. In theory, it could do a night VFR landing and be legal because if the thing can fly on clear days, it can fly on clear nights you'd think.
Ah I saw this video
RAF Pilot performs first UK takeoff of F-35B Lightning at sea - YouTube