Monday, April 27, 2020

Circling back to the Defense News article on the F-35B/C having limited supersonic capability...

Hey all.  We gotta circle back to the Defense News article on the F-35 having limited supersonic capability.  Certain individuals accused me of grasping at straws.

Although I link to ALL articles on this blog, the implication is that I somehow took it out of context.

From the article (LINK HERE)...
At extremely high altitudes, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ versions of the F-35 jet can only fly at supersonic speeds for short bursts of time before there is a risk of structural damage and loss of stealth capability, a problem that may make it impossible for the Navy’s F-35C to conduct supersonic intercepts.
Is that clear enough?

The F-35C can't do fleet air defense.

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