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The designer of the F-16 explains why the F-35 is such a crappy plane
#34
http://worldwarwings.com/they-added-this...hogmissile
They Added THIS To The A-10 Warthog And Now It’s Way Deadlier
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#35
http://worldwarwings.com/heart-pumping-t...2-riat-off

This Show Is Just Spectacular.
Great videos of our favorite planes are typically pretty hard to find. Although spontaneous flybys caught on mobile devices are pretty neat to see, they’re typically very shaky with horrible, ear shattering sound. This one however, is different. Clean and polished, it captures some of the best takeoffs we’ve seen in a while. Plus, it was recorded during one of the best airshows in the world.
Here are the planes you’ll get to see takeoff:
  • F-22 Raptor
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
The Royal International Air Tattoo or RIAT, is the biggest airshow in Europe. Starting back in 1971 as a volunteer project at a small airfield in England, it’s now held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire and is 3,500 people strong.
Every year, this three day event features almost 250 aircraft from 19 countries. Over 150,000 people come through the show during this event, inspiring both aviation enthusiasts as well as children who are just tagging along. As a matter of fact, kids under 16 can get in for free as long as they’re accompanied by an adult. That’s a great way encourage youngsters to fly.
Enough about that though. Check out these takeoffs. The F-22 is definitely my favorite.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzB_yGH0byI
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#36
http://sputniknews.com/military/20160710...oeing.html

Canada Ignores Lockheed Threats: Ottawa Wants Super Hornet, Not Faulty F-35

Flying at a clip of 1,200mph (1931 kmh), the Super Hornet provides nearly all the capabilities of the F-35, its ready today, and at a fraction of the cost.
In the face of continued extortion efforts by Lockheed Martin to force the Canadian government to purchase the defective F-35 Lightning fighter jet at a staggering cost of nearly $200 million per unit, Ottawa appears intent on procuring Boeing’s F/A 18E Super Hornet to replace the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet citing lower costs, earlier availability, and higher performance.

Lockheed Martin has said that if Canada were to conduct business with Boeing for their fighter jets that the company would remove all of its operations from the country resulting in roughly 10,000 high paying jobs being outsourced creating substantial economic dislocation for factory workers. 
Canada tried to level with Lockheed Martin suggesting that instead of making a decision on the fighter jet based on currently available information, that instead the country should conduct a competition to see which fighter jet meets Ottawa’s defense needs. Lockheed immediately balked saying the clock is ticking before they walk out the door – an apparent acknowledgement of the F-35’s inferiority.
Unlike the F-35 which features a surprisingly clunky 'stealth' design with a litany of technical malfunctions and an inability to win a dogfight against 42-year-old F-16 fighters, the F/A 18E Super Hornet is an aeronautical wunderkind at 20% of the cost.

Both fighter jets have a maximum speed of nearly 1,200mph (1931 kmh), but unlike the F-35 that overly relies upon its stealth characteristics, the Super Hornet takes a "balanced approach" to pilot safety and survivability in its design. The design incorporates a combination of signature reduction, advanced electronic-warfare capabilities, reduced ballistic vulnerability, and the use of standoff weapons.
Although the Super Hornet is a 20-year-old design, Boeing has made a series of updates to the fighter jet to reduce the radar cross-section in the front and the rear exposing pilots to provide a stealth-lite appearance to radar systems. 
The F-35 Lightning, by contrast, is completely dependent on its purportedly stealth design, but recent tests by Russia’s military has already exposed the myth that the fighter jet cannot be seen by enemies.

Finally, having been a successful fighter jet flown by leading militaries around the world, the Super Hornet has had the benefit of upgrades and pilot feedback while the F-35, itself now a nearly 15 year design, cannot even get off the production shelf after failing to even qualify for basic situational testing.

Whereas survivability is a primary component of the Super Hornet, the F-35 is effectively a death trap for its pilots replete with Martin Baker ejection seats that have been shown in testing to instantly snap the neck of or decapitate pilots weighing less than 135 pounds while pilots between 135 pounds and 160 pounds are believed to be at a substantially heightened risk. The fighter jet also has faced continued testing delays due to a software glitch that causes it to sporadically shutdown midflight.

Ultimately, Lockheed put a gun to Canada’s head in the terms of lost jobs, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to blink deciding that it is better to bridge the country’s aerial defense "capability gap" by having a fighter jet that is ready to perform today than wasting billions in taxpayer dollars and years of lost time for an aircraft nobody is really all too thrilled about.
Just to Canada’s south, American taxpayers continue to be on the hook for a growing sum that now exceeds over $1.5 trillion for a fighter jet expected to maybe be operational this decade.
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#37
http://worldwarwings.com/the-only-footag...-light-IIs

The ONLY Footage Of A P-38 Flying With An F-35–Stunning Flight
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#38
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-...siles.html
Insane Gulf War Footage Of An F-16 Dodging SAM Missiles Over Iraq!
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#39
http://worldwarwings.com/how-china-stole...-stole-f35

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI6pAmeM_wo
How Did China Steal US Stealth Technology? | Generation Tech
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#40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQtvPv8SAc
A-10 Thunderbolt II (Cockpit Video On Training Mission: GAU-8)
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#41
Air Force grounds 15 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because of ‘peeling and crumbling’ insulation
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#42
(09-17-2016, 03:37 PM)Wook Wrote: Air Force grounds 15 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters because of ‘peeling and crumbling’ insulation

Doh


Rofl



 The fact that the Pentagon committed to the aircraft 
before it was fully tested has been one of the chief criticisms of the program — 
a violation of procurement mantra: 
“Fly before you buy.”

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#43
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...ium=social

Quote:President-elect Donald Trump is targeting another military contractor he says is allowing the cost of the F-35 program to balloon out of control.

“The F-35 program and cost is out of control,” Trump wrote on Twitter about the program, run by Lockheed Martin. It has an estimated cost of $1.45 trillion over the next 50 years. In 2009, the cost was estimated at $900 million.

Trump signals that he would make saving money on military projects a priority as president.
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#44
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/...-f-35.html
Trump asks Boeing to price-out 'comparable' F-18 Super Hornet to Lockheed's F-35

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that based on the “tremendous” cost overruns of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program, he had asked the aerospace giant's competitor, Boeing, to "price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet."

Trump did not go into specific details about his Boeing inquiry, but it does appear to show his willingness to pit two major competitors for lucrative government contracts against each other on a public platform.

His tweet sent shares of Lockheed down 1.9 percent in after-hours trading while Boeing shares rose 0.7 percent.

When reached by FoxNews.com, a Lockheed spokeswoman did not comment on the tweet. Boeing told FoxNews.com in a statement that it is "committed to working with the president elect and his administration to provide the best capability, deliverability and affordability across all Boeing products and services to meet our national security needs."

Marcus Weisgerber, the vice president of the Pentagon Press Association, tweeted that you cannot compare the two jets. The F/A-18 is cheaper, but unlike the F-35, it is not stealth. He said the Trump move "turns up the heat" on Lockheed which is entering contact negotiations for the next 100 F-35s.
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#45
http://worldwarwings.com/time-us-air-for...t=fighters

US Air Force Investing In Light Attack Fighters?
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#46
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBFf01g-xXk

US Air Force reveals powerful light attack experiment
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