F-35B Suitability test

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Aug 8, 2012.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    Pretty Cool
     
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  2. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    good post
     
  3. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Wouldn't that take the fun out of carrier landings?
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I see smaller faster lighter carriers in the future with this thing.
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. Big submarine, but would work. Maybe.
     
  6. mongovb

    mongovb Monkey+

    As a contractor, I have done many jobs on that ship and many others. I have ridden in a CH-46, V22 Osprey, C2 Greyhound and a LCAC. They were all interesting and exciting the first time. 10 minutes into a 35 minute LCAC ride, I was violently puking. There is nothing like getting shot off an aircraft carrier.
     
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Nice video.
     
  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Anyone notice that they were Air Force planes/pilots?
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    With USS Wasp logo on the fin?
     
  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Opps... Major Richard Dick Rusnok is a former F-15E pilot... must be on one of the interservice tours... my bust...
     
  11. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Since it does not require carrier training for cat and tail hook, it comes as no surprise that there are other service's pilots involved. What is critical at this stage is that they are carrier qualifying the aircraft. Neat stuff.
     
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    A good augmentation to the F-22 Raptor, but they shouldn't have stopped production on the Raptor. We will miss those extra few hundred fighters when the Big One begins twixt us and either Chinaor Russia.
    The F-35 is to the Raptor what the F-16 is to the F-15 Eagle - different mission profiles and capabilities.
     
  14. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Yes F-22 is a bad a$$ plane! Hey if you live in vermont please sign the f-35 for vermont petitions. A bunch of hippies up there complaining about getting them. BTW if you move next to an air port there WILL be airplane noise...
     
  15. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I'm sorry, I'm still in the group that believes that Beoing should have won the JSF competition. Like the Beretta pistol contract for the armed services, I can't get that bad taste out of my mouth. Boeing had the superior aircraft.
     
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