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Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Can’t Dogfight

New stealth fighter is dead meat in an air battle

War Is Boring
Jun 29, 2015 · 6 min read
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At top and above — F-35s and F-16s. Air Force photos

The defeated flier’s five-page report is a damning litany of aerodynamic complaints targeting the cumbersome JSF.

“Insufficient pitch rate.” “Energy deficit to the bandit would increase over time.” “The flying qualities in the blended region (20–26 degrees AoA) were not intuitive or favorable.”

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War Is Boring

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics…

War Is Boring

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We go to war so you don’t have to

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

Written by

We go to war so you don’t have to

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

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