On Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:28:54 -0500, "Dean Hoffman"
The key here is "visual range". The F35 was designed to shoot the F16
down before they ever see each other and before the F16s electronics
In a dog fight it really comes down to the pilot anyway.
I do agree the F35 is an overpriced boondoggle tho. It is just a jobs
program for aerospace workers who could be using their talents in
better places like "space" if we would spend the money for it.
Unfortunately defense seems to be the only "no questions asked" area
of government in spite of the fact that our enemies are more likely to
be driving pickup trucks than fighter jets.
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