Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

F-35: Dead Meat in a Gunfight

Just go read it.

The boyos at Ft. Fumble will have it build anyway. Doesn't matter if our fliers get stuck in an overweight, underpowered and wholly inferior piece of shit.

As for it being technologically superior, well, go read this old SF story.


Nangleator said...

Maybe Russia will sell us some of their old fighters, if we ever actually need fighters.

Too bad our procurement system only procures massive profits for the wealthiest.

America is just a scam to tax the poor to give directly to rich.

mikey said...

Yeah. You'd think if you had a trillion dollar contract, somebody could figure out how to use it right.

And how did they ever decide that "hey, let's just make one jet for every branch and every job! It'll be great! What could possibly go wrong?" was a winning argument?

Nangleator said...

Mikey, it was someone with a fresh stack of bills in his pocket.

CenterPuke88 said...

mikey, see the TFX Project (F-111), the bean counters won there too. The good news is, IF we get out heads outta our asses, a new lightweight fighter program could succeed again. The last one gave us the F-16 and F/A-18.