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Old 7th Mar 2014, 16:31
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: virginia, USA
Age: 52
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I believe the F-35B has been experiencing high wear rates on the tyres/tires. The B has a different tire maker than the A and C models. Perhaps a design or manufacturing issue. I wonder if heat from V/STOL operations and the rough non-skid on deck contributes to the high wear rates.

Good article here: http://defensetech.org/2013/09/19/5t...eration-tires/
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