Read for Yourself — The F-35's Damning Dogfighting Report

War Is Boring

Test pilot reveals stealth fighter’s vulnerability

by DAVID AXE

The pricey new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — the main new warplane for the U.S. military and many of America’s closest allies — can’t turn fast enough to defeat other jet fighters in close aerial combat.

In other words, the F-35 is dead meat in a real war against a determined foe.

But don’t take it from us. Below, we’re posting an F-35 test pilot’s own account from mock air battles in January.

War Is Boring

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics, exploring how and why we fight above, on and below an angry world

War Is Boring

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War Is Boring

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics, exploring how and why we fight above, on and below an angry world