Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight - War is Boring

Here is a link to a 5 page report accessed by War is Boring which essentially says the F35 can't survive close air combat.

"...In the end, the F-35 — the only new fighter jet that America and most of its allies are developing — is demonstrably inferior in a dogfight with the F-16, which the U.S. Air Force first acquired in the late 1970s.
The test pilot explained that he has also flown 1980s-vintage F-15E fighter-bombers and found the F-35 to be “substantially inferior” to the older plane when it comes to managing energy in a close battle." https://medium.com/war-is-boring/test-pilot-admits-the-f-35-can-t-dogfight-cdb9d11a875

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