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The F-35 fighter jet in the news again...

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    Bloomberg: F-35’s List of Flaws Includes a Gun That Can’t Shoot Straight

    If you are tired of the Senate impeachment trial, then there is always a distraction...

    "(Bloomberg) -- Add a gun that can’t shoot straight to the problems that dog Lockheed Martin Corp.’s $428 billion F-35 program, including more than 800 software flaws. The 25mm gun on Air Force models of the Joint Strike Fighter has “unacceptable” accuracy in hitting ground targets and is mounted in housing that’s cracking, the Pentagon’s test office said in its latest assessment of the costliest U.S. weapons system.

    "The annual assessment by Robert Behler, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, doesn’t disclose any major new failings in the plane’s flying capabilities. But it flags a long list of issues that his office said should be resolved -- including 13 described as Category 1 “must-fix” items that affect safety or combat capability -- before the F-35’s upcoming $22 billion Block 4 phase."

    I know we have been talking about the F-35 on this website perhaps for 10 years or more, but I was too lazy to dig out all of Dutch's prior posts on the F-35. For those so interested in the gruesome details, you can read the full article at the above link.

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    Again, if you don't meddle in the world and instigate wars, just to try out this war "junk" costing zillions by now, then there must be something wrong with the brains in this country. But yeah the "impeachment hearings" prove how crazy this country has become. However I'm convinced that "nature" and "climate" will be the "elements" which will win in the end and eradicate the "germs" called "humans" due to their own stupidity playing with these war "toys" and don't care about an livable planet, let alone survival of the species.
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    Me thinks the "joint strike fighter" may be the problem. I watched a video of it recently. It is made for the air force, the marines, the navy. One version can take off and land like a Harrier. Another version has it as a heavy bomber, another version is a fighter, as used in dog fights. It must be a very complicated piece of junk to fly.

    f35.com/about/capabilities