F-35 Myths and Facts

  1. F-35 has poor T/W proportion less speed and climb

In standard fighter config F-35’s T/W proportion is about 1.1. That is superior to average for fourth gen warriors: basically, equivalent to MiG-29, MiG-35, F-18C, F-18E, F-16, Rafale and far superior to Gripen, Gripen NG, Su-30MK, JF-17, J-10.

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  • F-35 has small wings => poor turn

In standard fighter config F-35 wing load is around 415 kg/m2. It’s more terrible than average for fourth gen warriors, yet practically equivalent to entirely flexibility fighters like MiG-35, F-16C, Gripen NG. Far superior to F-16 square 52/60/70.

  • F-35 has bad maneuverability

As noted above, regarding both wing stackings and T/W proportion F-35 is extremely near F-18C, F-18E, F-16 square 52, MiG-29, MiG-35, which all are truly flexibility airplane. F-35 is 9g evaluated fighter. It has 50-degree alpha, it can do pedal turn, it has great control, pitch and move rates. So generally, F-35 is truly flexibility fighter.

  • F-35 is poor in dogfight

F-35 is truly flexibility airplane, so even in aerobatic dogfight from the films it would have a decent possibility. However, in spite of mainstream thinking dogfight isn’t some sort of aerobatics, its’ for the most part quick in and out. For instance, during the WW2 US F6F Hellcats were butchering significantly more flexibility Japanese A5M Zero with proportion more than 10-1 on account of quick in and out (blast zoom) strategies.

The most basic factor in elevated battle is who sees the adversary first. Because of secrecy and progressed sensors (AESA radar and DAS) F-35 has a lot higher opportunity to see its adversary first and win.

  • F-35 is excessively sluggish

Somewhat true.

  • In fighter config F-35 with 1.6 Mach speed is without a doubt slower than for all intents and purposes each of the 4 gen fighters (just JF-17 has same speed).
  • On the other hand, in aircraft design, F-35 has same 1.6 Mach and is really the quickest of all (while customary fighters with units and bombs will scarcely arrive at 1.2-1.3 Mach).
  • Maximum speed doesn’t actually matter in real fighting. That is the reason Mirage 2000 with 2.2 Mach max speed is supplanted by Rafale with 1.8 Mach max speed.
  • F-35 can’t linger over the front line like A-10

A-10 could stand around for 2 hours at 460 km range. F-35 has 2200 km range. That implies at 460 km sweep it will be left with 2200-460*2 = 1280 km range fuel. At 600 km/h speed that is over 2 hours of loiter time. Along these lines F-35 loiter time is equivalent or stunningly better than A-10. What’s more, because of covertness F-35 will have a lot higher survivability than the A-10 while dally.

  • Tank isn’t obvious structure quarter mile or less. For CAS you need to get right up front, turn delayed over the combat zone like A-10 something F-35 can’t do

Pier Sprey lives in 1970-es mentality. F-35 is furnished with present day FLIR and incredible radar with SAR and GMTI. With these systems it can identify tanks from 20 km and the sky is the limit from there. Moreover F-35 can get information from UAVs. With 8 SDB-2 bombs inside F-35 can annihilate tank or some other mobile objective from safe distance.

  • F-35 is an awful plane since it has just 2 major bombs inside

2 2000-lb bombs are a mission payload of a medium multirole fighter. Because of secrecy F-35 has much preferable survivability rate over ordinary fighters. F-35 has magnificent speed with bombarding payload and sensors. All it makes it best strategic plane around.

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  • F-35 is incredibly costly

F-35 cost is about $40 billion + $200 billion for arraignment of 2,400 airplane. In this manner 100 melon $ per F-35 including the development. Current flyaway expense is 89 melon and expected to fall much more to around 80 melon. For comparison Russians requesting for FGFA 6.7 billion for development + 17.1 billion for obtainment of 127 airplane. That is 187 melon $ per airplane including the development and 135 melon $ flyaway expense. Raffle cost India €91.7 million for every airplane or 108 melon $.


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