That the USA is selling the most advanced fighter to foreign nations upsets me. Then I snap out of my Pollyanna mind haze and simply say "money."


    "You know that we just won the Eurovision with the song 'Toy.' Well, the F-35 is not a toy," he said.


    The US has certainly put a lot of faith in a programme that is expected to run through to 2070 and is projected to cost $1.5tn by then.

That's pretty much a tacit admission that we're done with fighters after this one. It's effectively the fat rhinestone Elvis of fighter planes.

What's funny is it'll be escorting B-52s that will to them be what Sopwith Camels are to us.

posted by francopoli: 275 days ago