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Champagne
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Ladies and gentlemen, that's why we keep one hand over the rip chord handle of our reserve chutes



Sure, but, when you are doing Jumpmaster stuff, you use two hands to work. Jumpmasters can't keep one hand permanently over the reserve chute ripcord handle.






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Scream4LSU
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Sad thing, only the two of us know what that is.


Wrong, I know

My tanker boots were just not sand colored.



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Ace Midnight
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In a dogfight, this plane will lose badly, especially against newer 4th and 5th gen fighters. Advances in radar tech will most likely render stealth almost useless by the 20's or early 30's, if not before.


The 35 is an answer to a question nobody is asking. It doesn't do anything well and is a "fifth generation" in name only. As you stated, poor range, high weight - I suspect it will not be all that cost effective in the long run either.

While I think it will handle dogfights with 4th generation fighters, it will likely have problems dogfighting other 5th Gen fighters.

Cruise speed is low, ferry range is low - while it is lighter than the Raptor, it's slower by 500 knots.



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elprez00
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. Although they may share some basic similiarities, they are almost completely different aircraft

All three version share 80% common parts. It was one of the design criteria of the JSF competition. I know theres still a lot of structural differences, but the ability to buy the same taillights for all your aircraft as opposed to three different ones is a big deal. Those little dollars add up over the life of an airplane.

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It is also heavier than the others due to the STOVL capabilities that for some reason the Marines wanted (think suped-up Harrier)

The Marines need the STOVL because thats how their ships are designed. They're about to get the USS America, which completely scrapped the landing deck in exchange for the ability to carry more aircraft for flight ops.






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Spaceman Spiff
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The Marines need the STOVL because thats how their ships are designed. They're about to get the USS America, which completely scrapped the landing deck in exchange for the ability to carry more aircraft for flight ops.


Actually, its the Navy's ship but who is counting... It is replacing the current LHD line and yes, is designed to carry more a/c... something like 20 F-35s instead of six. The new LHAs are an upgrade of the LHDs, which were replacements for the LPHs. While it is larger, its sole purpose isn't just for more F-35s, but a larger force of a/c and helo mix.



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BoatSchoolTiger
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makes it very unsuited to CAS.


Air Force thinking they know what CAS is 30,000ft is not CAS


FLYNAVY






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BoatSchoolTiger
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True, but how many ops are from carrier?


A lot of Ops are flown from carriers and LHDs. Navy provides power projection.






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Darth_Vader
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Wrong, I know My tanker boots were just not sand colored.


Same here. Good old fashioned black leather. I'm wearing mine today in fact.






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