F35 - superfighter or lame duck?

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  1. DrainBamage
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    Let's have more fun with this ignorance. F-35 currently can carry 4 AAMs internally, and will carry 6 AAMs internally with scheduled block 4 upgrade.

    So when you criticize it by saying one must believe a one missile one kill mantra, do you really think that makes sense given common air-to-air loadouts of most combat aircraft? You don't have to answer that, and really we know you won't since you're really good at saying something stupid but not usually interested in standing up for what you post.


    Let's count the missiles on an F-16... hey it's four! According to Manonthestreet this plane is fatally flawed since one must believe in one missile one kill mantra.

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    Dang it someone tell these planes that Manonthestreet says it doesn't make sense to be intercepting that Bear with only those missiles.

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    Yikes 4 AAMs for this F-18, clearly he's not as smart as Manonthestreet since air combat is ineffective with 4 missiles.

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    Even the Russians are running afoul of Manonthestreet's wisdom

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    Bottom line = 6 AAMs is plenty for most air-to-air combat loads, and if they are running offensive counter-air they could always use a combination of stealthy F-35s carrying internally and missile trucks carrying 14 AIM-120Ds by using the wing pylons.
     
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    Super duck
     
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    As compare to what?
     
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    Hi! Here we are 18 months later.

    F-35 inventory soars in new Pentagon spending bill

    "Beyond the 77 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters authorized by the 2019 defense policy bill, congressional appropriators are adding another 16 for a total of 93"

    Sure sounds like the opposite of the program death spiral you keep on predicting.
     

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