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Old 24th Jun 2018, 08:50
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George K Lee
 
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So at the date of the fire, around 120 aircraft operating and ten years into the program the first aircraft is a write-off.

Incorrect. 2014 engine fire at Eglin. ("f-35 engine fire 2014" only gets 23 million Google hits, so it's pretty obscure.)

F/A-18 lost ten aircraft to crashes and fires, and possibly 40 F-16’s in the first ten years of flight.

In the same era, all aviation accident rates were higher than they are today. The F-35's record is good, but so far is hard to distinguish in a meaningful way from its contemporaries.

Please continue to take cheap shots, but at least try to make some sense rather than wasting oxygen.

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