Wednesday, June 29, 2016

More F-35 Problems

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Business Insider: The F-35 may be about to face a huge source of delays

The oft-troubled F-35 may be on the verge of facing an even greater series of delays that could affect the supply chain of the aircraft and work agreements with the US-based project's partner Great Britain.

At the root of the problem is the still-unresolved issue of the F-35's ejection seat, which runs the risk of causing fatal whiplash in pilots under 200 pounds.

The issue is most pronounced with lighter pilots, with those weighing under 136 pounds now barred from flying the aircraft for safety concerns related to the F-35's Martin-Baker ejection seat, Defense News reports.

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Update: Exclusive: USAF Weighing Replacement F-35 Ejection Seat (Defense News)

WNU editor: The supporters of the F-35 are .... of course .... trying to get everyone;s attention on this .... F-15E Strike Eagles unable to shoot down the F-35s in 8 dogfights during simulated deployment (The Aviationist).

1 comment:

RRH said...

A tip for you Editor,