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Lightning strikes not once but twice

From Hansard:

"Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether combat simulation studies have been carried out to analyse the capabilities of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter against those of other aircraft, including the Sukhoi SU 27/35 series.

Mr. Quentin Davies: The UK has undertaken combat simulations with a variety of aircraft but due to the high classification of these simulations, I am withholding the details of this information as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.


I'd certainly hope they were not benchmarking it against Mig 15s, and lo and behold, our Uncle Sam has been doing some tests: The USAF has conducted an analysis of the F-35's air-to-air performance against all 4th generation fighter aircraft currently available in the international market, and has found the F-35 to be at least 400% more effective. Maj. Gen. Charles R. Davis, the F-35 program executive officer has stated that the F-35, "enjoys a significant Combat Loss Exchange Ratio advantage over the current and future air-to-air threats, to include Sukhois".

Then again, I wouldn't expect to discover anything useful from quizzing Davies.

Nice, isn't it?:

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Anonymous JuliaM said... 5:14 pm

It's just too squat to be a proper fighter!

In fact, it looks a bit like an F-18 that's had too many doughnuts....  



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