F-22 Stealth Fighter Cover-up?

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    Granny gonna keep her eagle eye on this one...
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    Mystery of F-22 illnesses grows
    May 9th, 2012 : Even as the Air Force searches for the reason pilots are getting sick flying the F-22, a new mystery about the troubled stealth fighter jet has come to light: Why are mechanics on the ground getting sick in the plane as well?
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    Lt. General: No retaliation against F-22 whistleblowers
    May 9th, 2012 - The Air Force won't take disciplinary action against pilots who’ve raised concerns about or refused to fly F-22 Raptors because of reports of cockpit oxygen deprivation, an Air Force official told a Senate panel Tuesday, saying they’re covered by a federal whistleblower act.
     
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    The F22. The most expensive, complex and useless fighter in history.
     
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    During WW2 they had a full proof method for working out design flaws and taking care of fighters that were hard to fly. They gave them to the Marines. The Corsair was one.
     
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    The early B-29s were built before testing was completed and before the prototype even flew. They were plagued with problems until just before the end of the war when new engines were developed but it was too late to install them until after the war.
     
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    Mebbe dey could fit `em up with oxygen tanks like dey got on scuba gear...
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    Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern
    16 May`12 WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force's most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts.

     
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    The F4U Corsair developed in 1938 was a engineering disaster. The long nose stuck out 14 feet from the pilot and made it difficult to see the deck or the flight control officer. The battery was in the cockpit and had a tendency to boil over with noxious gasses and chronic hydraulic leaks smeared the windshield with oil. The landing gear struts were too stiff and it bounced around like a tennis ball during carrier landing. The engine was so powerful that it was difficult to start and it was fitted with a shotgun shell starting system that was entirely inadequate. The land based Marines loved the "hog" though and the big powerful engine was ideal for Boyington's "Black Sheep"
     
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    Granny says so far it sounds like a white-wash to her...
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    Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery
    14 June`12 WASHINGTON (AP) – The Air Force believes it is getting much closer to pinpointing the reason why pilots of its prized F-22 stealth fighters sometimes suffer an oxygen deficit during flight, a senior general said Thursday.
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    Sources: Flight suit could be cause of oxygen loss in F-22 flights
    June 13th, 2012 - Air Force investigators believe a specialized flight suit could be partially responsible for some pilots experiencing a lack of oxygen while flying the F-22 fighter jet, according to a report by Air Force investigators.
     
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    Granny says dey need to fix dat...
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    Oxygen problems far more likely in F-22 than other fighter jets
    June 15th, 2012 : Pilots flying the F-22 Raptor reported illness from oxygen deprivation incidents 10 times as often as pilots of other fighter jets, according to Air Force data.
     
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    The Defense Department should throw some more money at it. The F-22 is "Too Big to Fail".
     
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    or we could give it to our enemies
     

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