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F-35 First STOVL-Mode Flight Picture!

Old 8th Jan 2010, 16:10
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F-35 First STOVL-Mode Flight Picture!

Sorry guys for hitting the forums today but this picture is worth a thousand words!

F-35 STOVL Pic in Flight

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Old 8th Jan 2010, 16:57
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Makes me feel like the little girl who wants a pony but knows she'll never get one! Have a horrible feeling that that picture may be as close as we ever get at this rate
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Old 8th Jan 2010, 21:07
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Thats a super cool pic
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 10:31
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More dangly bits and rough edges than a Rugby League team

Scary piece of hardware.
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 14:16
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Not pretty!
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 18:09
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I agree, it's not pretty at all. Looks like a flying brick.
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 18:59
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What a mess!!! Look at all those doors and flaps. How many actuators, hinges and micro switches does it take to do that? And how many can fail and the thing still go into the hover?
Bring back the Harrier!!

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Old 9th Jan 2010, 19:50
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Harrier has had it's day IMHO.

However, in complete agreement with reference to how much to go wrong, and the fact it's pig ugly. I'd take the C version any day of the week.
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Old 9th Jan 2010, 19:50
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Not pretty, but a lot better looking than the Boeing competitor.


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Old 9th Jan 2010, 20:09
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I was a fan of the X-32.
Ugly...yes - but like the love child of an A-10 and an A-7
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