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Old 18th Jun 2012, 07:36
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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Wenatchee, WA
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I've flown the F-35B and I've chased it an awful lot in a legacy F-18. The F-35B easily out-climbs the Hornet in dry power and it out-accelerates it in burner through the transonic region. Whenever I did BFM in a Hornet the amount of time I spent between 7.0 and 7.5g could be measured in a handful of seconds (if at all).

So to me it is nonsensical to say that F-35B lacks performance and capability you need and then hanker after the Hornet. Happy to be told why I'm wrong by the Top Trumps brigade though?

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