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David Axe Explains Why the F-35 Cannot Be Fixed

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In one of his "War Is Boring" pieces now at David Axe has written his analysis of the F-35.  Perhaps his most important contribution is to explain to those who want to "fix" (or "stabilize") the F-35 through the test process and build some limited number of them and thereby "save money" is a bankrupt idea.  Because of the nature of its design origins, explained cogently by Axe, the F-35 cannot be fixed, and it will never be a successful component of effective American air combat forces.
This article by David Axe, "F’d: How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane," August 19, 2013 at

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Submitted by jhspacehound at: January 28, 2014
You think the US Marines will be left in the crap if the F35B turns out to be a overweight & underpowered flying brick? British Government Ministers & their military advisor's are feeling very 'loose' over reports of the V/STOL Lightning's lamentable air combat abilities & that its its speed, manoeuvrability & range have been irrevocably compromised by heavy design. So they should after spending untold millions of pounds building two carriers unable to accommodate anything else..

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