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F-35 Lightning II: Too Expensive, Too Few, Su-35 Bait? Part 2

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Published on Nov 12, 2009

Why is the USMC so desperate for the F-35B STOVL (bad) fighter- (OK) strike bomber?

They are crashing their AV-8B Harrier IIs so fast they will have none in a few years.

The dumb USMC crashed all their "A" model AV-8s and then McDonnell-Douglas did everything they could to make the design safer for the cocky and inept marines to not kill themselves, but they have continued to crash them at an alarming rate. Compare the USMC crash rates to the British Harrier community.

Unlike the Harrier, the F-35B actually has positive lift from a lift fan behind the pilot. While the cocky and ignorant marines will clusterfuk F-35Bs onto bloated target USN amphibious ships, the potential is there for the USN if it were to get smart to DISPERSE its air cover onto all its destroyer/cruisers:

http://www.combatreform.org/seaplanef...

...and even have submarine aircraft carriers that would evade guided munitions, sea mines and SSM ballistic missile destruction:

http://www.combatreform.org/submarine...

F-35Bs could even insert/extract small SOF units by GRIER pods:

http://www.combatreform.org/USARMYAVI...

But the one thing the F-35 can't do is dogfight against a SU-35 with high performance; its not an air-to-air fighter. It may be all we got thanks to corporate greed and military weak egos.

Deja Thud all over again: the F-35 is a Joint (air-to-ground) STRIKE fighter--like the F-105 Thunderchief--NOT a AIR SUPREMACY (air-to-air) fighter

http://www.ausairpower.net/Analysis-J...

The F-35 is a LOW performance fighter little better than the bloated F-18 Stupor Hornet

http://www.ausairpower.net/jsf.html

Its time we start developing a "PLAN C":

http://www.combatreform.org/killerbee...

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