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2013-02-24 Science
F-35 grounded due to engine problems
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Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1473 views ]  Top

#1 Maybe this doesn't help either.
The F-35 Could Explode In Midair If Struck By Lightning
Where do they get them from, import from China through K-Mart?

Posted by tipper 2013-02-24 05:33||   2013-02-24 05:33|| Front Page Top

#2 And it ain't cheap. Talk about defense cuts, someone has to pay for pushing programs that are not financially sustainable. By projection of cost of system, one day they'll reach a point where they'll only be able to afford one aircraft. I guess they'll switch between days for it to be shared by the air force and navy, with the marines getting it on leap day once every four years. [file under - self inflicted wound]
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-24 09:06||   2013-02-24 09:06|| Front Page Top

#3 OBIGGS is not new technology; so it appears to be a tweaking of the output. It's cousin, OBOGGS is used in all front line fighters today. Both systems separate oxygen and nitrogen molecules, keep one and dump the other overboard.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-02-24 11:29||   2013-02-24 11:29|| Front Page Top

#4 I think that an F-22 is pictured.
For 1 F-22 we could buy 5 F-15.
For 1 F-35 we could buy 8 F-15.
Posted by irishrageboy 2013-02-24 16:06||   2013-02-24 16:06|| Front Page Top

#5 According to reports of exercises, if we buy one F22, it doesn't matter how many F15s the other side has, until we run out of air-to-air missiles or the F22 pilot has to pee.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2013-02-24 20:23||   2013-02-24 20:23|| Front Page Top

#6 ...or needs untainted oxygen.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-24 21:46||   2013-02-24 21:46|| Front Page Top

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