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am_Unition  ·  137 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump's Press Conference

    F-35s

Has anyone mentioned that we're shipping Turkey a few dozen of these things when they're ready? I mean, I know it's contractual, but... yeah.




kleinbl00  ·  137 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    “The problems were so numerous that the Army changed its reliability yard-stick. Instead of requiring that the Goat go 10,000 miles without a major component failure, the new rules said it had to have a 94 percent chance of going 75 miles without breaking down. The first 4400 vehicles were delivered, but testers and operators reporting hundreds of deficiencies ranging from the complete absence of a rear driveshaft assembly to stripped gears and leaky brake cylinders. The 4400 Goats were put in storage, to be retrofitted later.”

on the Gamma Goat, most of which literally went from assembly line to surplus

Selling Turkey F-35s is like selling Iran F-14s. It's a hole in the sky you throw spare parts into unless you want some extremely rakish lawn ornaments. I'm pretty sure the Russians are only going through the motions on the PAK FA to keep us spending eighty-eight gajillion dollars on the F-35. That's how Boeing tricked Airbus into building the A380.