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by fathilullail
on 1/7/15
Test pilot admits the F-35 Lightning II can’t dogfight | #military #aircraft #aviation |
‘Can’t turn, can’t climb, can’t run’

U.S. Air Force's most sophisticated stealth jet is beaten in dogfight by plane from 1970s ... despite being the most expensive weapon in history. The pricey new stealth jet can't turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy's own gunfire. ... The test pilot's report is the latest evidence of fundamental problems with the design of the F-35 — which at a total program cost of more than a trillion dollars, is history's most expensive weapon.