Some big mistakes in this article. The F35 was never designed and is not a long range strike aircraft. It was /is a battle field support intended to replace F16/A10, and is not good at either. Thats a big part of the problem, too many people have believed the spin instead of the facts about this airplane. It is not a bomb truck- it has a short range and a limited payload and is easy to kill, the Ruskies love it.