When Is the F-35 Not a Dogfighter? When It’s Convenient
Joseph Trevithick
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Don’t worry any threat nation will understand that the F-35 isn’t meant for close range A2A and if they find the F-35 in that position will back off until the F-35 is at it’s optimum threat engagement range (around 1,000 nm I believe).

Honestly at this point the best part of the whole F-35 saga is the tortured pretzel logic of Loren Thompson’s advertorials for LM. It’s amazing how 30 years after the F-111 showed that multiple services/roles don’t work that DoD reckoned the answer was not falling between two stools but three….

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