Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 103
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Lockheed Martin completes first UK F-35

  1. #1
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,705

    Lockheed Martin completes first UK F-35

    Excellent News this. The UK is finally going to get these toys. Of course they are not as good as the F-22 but stealth is stealth.

    Lockheed Completes First U.K. Joint Strike Fighter - Defense News
    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Yeah, look, it gives me a pain deep inside my uterus to admit it, but it's Ajmal until such time as we get a working throwing law again.
    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

  2. #2
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,214
    We are gettnig these things too and they are a complete bloody waste of money. We can't get access to the source codes as the Americans keep it within their purview, they are of limited range, and are nothing on the fighters the Indonesians have.

    They should, however, be able to see off New Zealand.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"

    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

  3. #3
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,705
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    We are gettnig these things too and they are a complete bloody waste of money. We can't get access to the source codes as the Americans keep it within their purview, they are of limited range, and are nothing on the fighters the Indonesians have.

    They should, however, be able to see off New Zealand.

  4. #4
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,705
    The Americans should provide the source codes to an ally like Australia. There shouldn't be any fear of them being handed over to the Chinese by the Aussies.


  5. #5
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,214
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    The Indonesians, who because of their size and proximity are realistically the only strategic threat to Australia, are armed with either the latest MIGs or Sukhois, which are apparently comparable to the F22 Raptor, itself a far superior platform to the F35.

    By strategic threat, I don't mean they have any intentions, rather that's where the ADF see any potential threat coming from - the north (basically because there's bugger all to the south and west, and the Kiwis are feisty but friendly

  6. #6
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,705
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    The Indonesians, who because of their size and proximity are realistically the only strategic threat to Australia, are armed with either the latest MIGs or Sukhois, which are apparently comparable to the F22 Raptor, itself a far superior platform to the F35.

    By strategic threat, I don't mean they have any intentions, rather that's where the ADF see any potential threat coming from - the north (basically because there's bugger all to the south and west, and the Kiwis are feisty but friendly
    You are joking right. Indonesia has Flankers and Falcons, which are no way near as good as the F35. The F35 is a 5th gen stealth fighter, whereas the Flankers and Falcons the Indonesians have are 4th gen.

    The fight is over for the Su-30 or the F-16 before it even begins. The F-35 will blast them out of the sky before they can even detect it.

  7. #7
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,050
    Fair to say these guys aren't fans of the JSF.

    RAAF vs F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

    I met Carlo and Peter a few years ago, feisty couple of blokes. Liked them a lot, though.
    The Colourphonics

    Bandcamp
    Twitderp

  8. #8
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,214
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    You are joking right. Indonesia has Flankers and Falcons, which are no way near as good as the F35. The F35 is a 5th gen stealth fighter, whereas the Flankers and Falcons the Indonesians have are 4th gen.

    The fight is over for the Su-30 or the F-16 before it even begins. The F-35 will blast them out of the sky before they can even detect it.
    Look, I'm only going on the reports I've read that the RAAF is mightily pissed off at this thing and reckons it's no good, as Corey has linked above.

    They should have bought Raptors if the Yanks would have given them to us. Sexeh things they are.

  9. #9
    Cricketer Of The Year Agent Nationaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    9,705
    Yeah the raptors are the sexiest and the best but the Americans would never part with them to anyone, not even to their best pal Isreal.

  10. #10
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,178
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    We are gettnig these things too and they are a complete bloody waste of money. We can't get access to the source codes as the Americans keep it within their purview, they are of limited range, and are nothing on the fighters the Indonesians have.

    They should, however, be able to see off New Zealand.
    Stealth, though.
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  11. #11
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    37,652
    Why would you need either? For the type of wars and conflicts that occur in the foreseeable future, it doesn't much matter what generation of fighter planes you have.
    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Peter Siddle top scores in both innings....... Matthew Wade gets out twice in one ball
    "The future light cone of the next Indian fast bowler is exactly the same as the past light cone of the previous one"
    -My beliefs summarized in words much more eloquent than I could come up with

    How the Universe came from nothing

  12. #12
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,178
    It's pretty hard to fight something you can't see.

    Granted Russia and China are moving fast towards their own stealth jets.

  13. #13
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    37,652
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    It's pretty hard to fight something you can't see.

    Granted Russia and China are moving fast towards their own stealth jets.
    My point is that you likely wont be getting into dogfights with Russia and China.

  14. #14
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend smalishah84's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pakistan
    Posts
    21,393
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    The Indonesians, who because of their size and proximity are realistically the only strategic threat to Australia, are armed with either the latest MIGs or Sukhois, which are apparently comparable to the F22 Raptor, itself a far superior platform to the F35.)
    Really? Russian technology has kept up with the Americans all these years?
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

  15. #15
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,214
    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    Really? Russian technology has kept up with the Americans all these years?
    The Russians have a new jet, the name of which I don't know, which is apparently comparable to the Raptor.

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Long term bets..
    By NUFAN in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 291
    Last Post: 13-06-2014, 09:07 AM
  2. Should Martin Guptill be playing test cricket?
    By Flem274* in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-12-2010, 06:35 AM
  3. Chris Martin > Sachin Tendulkar (IMO)
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-04-2010, 03:08 AM
  4. Replies: 69
    Last Post: 01-04-2010, 10:20 AM
  5. Surrey 2002: A Cricket Captain Diary
    By SIX AND OUT in forum General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17-02-2005, 08:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •