Saturday, September 3, 2016

British Defense Specialist On Air Combat: 'The F-35 Cannot Outdogfight A Typhoon (Or A Su-35), Never In A Million Years'

The Su-35 sacrifices stealth to carry more missiles under the wings. The F-35 carries missiles in an internal bay to preserve stealth. Sukhoi

Alex Lockie, Business Insider: Why the F-35 could 'never in a million years' beat the RAF Typhoon or the Russian Su-35 in a dogfight

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Justin Bronk, a research fellow specializing in combat airpower at the Royal United Services Institute, dropped a bombshell about the US's $1 trillion F-35 program:

"The F-35 cannot outdogfight a Typhoon (or a Su-35), never in a million years."

In earlier stages of the F-35's development, some bad reports came out claiming it lost in simulated dogfights to the F-16, a legacy platform the F-35 is meant to replace in the US Air Force.

The latest news coming out about the F-35's dogfighting ability has taken a visible turn to the positive, but dogfighting was never the main purpose or strong suit of the Joint Strike Fighter.

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WNU Editor: If the F-35 believes that it will be able to avoid close air combat .... they are going to be surprised.

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