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Posted: 2/1/2011 12:56:25 PM EDT
Tally-ho folks!

Joint Strike Fighter Makes First Vertical Landing
The F-35B Joint Strike Fighter recently accomplished its first vertical landing and conversion back to normal flight mode at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, where the STOVL (short take-off and vertical landing) variant of the F-35 is being tested for delivery to the Marine Corps.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:59:49 PM EDT
Isn't that sucker getting canceled?
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:04:36 PM EDT
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:07:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 0612Devil:
Isn't that sucker getting canceled?

no, it isnt, never was. the program is "on probation".
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:18:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.


Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:18:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.


Is that you Robert Gates?
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 1:34:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.

Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.

Drop the VSTOL capability altogether when the Harriers go away.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 2:28:43 PM EDT
That kicks ass, can it take off that way?
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 2:56:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.

Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.

Drop the VSTOL capability altogether when the Harriers go away.
Because all our LHDs would be awesome without organic fixed with capability...

Kharn
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:04:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kharn:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.

Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.

Drop the VSTOL capability altogether when the Harriers go away.
Because all our LHDs would be awesome without organic fixed with capability...

Kharn


Yes they would.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:13:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dport:
Originally Posted By Kharn:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.

Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.

Drop the VSTOL capability altogether when the Harriers go away.
Because all our LHDs would be awesome without organic fixed with capability...

Kharn


Yes they would.


For one service but not the other.

A MEU would loose a hell of lot of its fire power and NSISR without organic fixed wing capability.

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:20:25 PM EDT
I don't know if its worth it, but cool either way.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:31:24 PM EDT
Nice looking machine.

Bet it can open up a barrel full of whoop ass on bad guys.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:32:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By R0N:
Originally Posted By dport:
Originally Posted By Kharn:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Originally Posted By Capt-Planet:
Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Think of the dough we could have saved if we canceled the "B" model.

Heck yeah, Harriers are getting younger every day.

Drop the VSTOL capability altogether when the Harriers go away.
Because all our LHDs would be awesome without organic fixed with capability...

Kharn


Yes they would.


For one service but not the other.

A MEU would loose a hell of lot of its fire power and NSISR without organic fixed wing capability.



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