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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:39 am
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This is the worlds best fighter and increases americas military might !!!! it has everything ....

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 7, 2006 -- The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was officially named Lightning II, in a ceremony held today in Fort Worth, Texas.

The name echoes those of two formidable fighters from the past: the World War II-era Lockheed P-38 Lightning and the mid-1950s Lightning supersonic jet, built by English Electric.

"The F-35 Lightning II will carry on the legacy of two of the greatest and most capable fighter aircraft of all time," said Ralph D. Heath, president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. "Just as the P-38 and the British Lightning were at the top of their class during their day, the F-35 will redefine multi-role fighter capability in the 21st century."

Attendees at the event included U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, who announced the F-35's new name. Also in attendance were U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn of Texas, U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger of Fort Worth, and representatives from the eight nations that are partnering with the U.S. in the F-35's development: the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway.

"The F-35 Lightning II will be the centerpiece of airpower in the 21st century for America and our allies," Secretary England said. "Congratulations to the talented team of aerospace workers both in the United States and from our many international partners on reaching this important milestone."

Gen. Moseley added, "This aircraft represents the fruits of lessons learned over a hundred years of flight and aerial combat. We're excited about bringing it into our inventory, and warfighters around the globe are excited about flying it in defense of freedom."

English Electric, maker of the Lightning jet, later became BAE Systems, a principal industrial partner on the JSF program. With its afterburners lit, the twin-engine jet could reach speeds of 1,500 miles per hour. Like the F-35, the Lightning in its day represented a profound leap ahead in capability compared to the aircraft it replaced. It remained in service until 1988, largely because of its exceptional performance.

Likewise, the P-38 Lightning was built by Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin, the JSF program's prime contractor. During World War II, the P-38 scored the most aerial victories of any U.S. Army Air Forces fighter in the Pacific theater. Designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the sleek P-38 evolved into a versatile aircraft that was also used for dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo-reconnaissance missions.

The F-35 carries on both the Lightning name and its tradition of excellence. The Lightning II is a 5TH Generation, supersonic stealth fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft, including AV-8B Harriers, A-10s, F-16s, F/A-18 Hornets and United Kingdom Harrier GR.7s and Sea Harriers. The F-35 will be the most powerful single-engine fighter ever made.

Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 with its principal industrial partners, Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. Two separate, interchangeable F-35 engines are under development: the Pratt & Whitney F135 and the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team F136.

The inaugural flight of the first F-35, a preproduction conventional takeoff and landing variant, is planned for later this year. Fifteen F-35s will undergo flight test, seven will be used for static testing and another will validate the aircraft's radar signature.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:44 am
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china is no match for americas military might.. so they dare not invade taiwan..

xang please post pictures of chinese car now !!!
:shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:49 am
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You're an idiot dude. This isn't even solely an American fighter. It's not as good as Eurofighter or Su-35, and certainly nowhere close to the f-22. I hate my life.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:08 am
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tharock220 wrote:
You're an idiot dude. This isn't even solely an American fighter. It's not as good as Eurofighter or Su-35, and certainly nowhere close to the f-22. I hate my life.



it is made in america by an american company with some international input...!!!

eurofighter is not released yet....no one know if its better or worse..

f 22 is too expensive at 150 million each while f35 is under 40 million each....


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:46 am
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What an idiot!

The article is about "F 35", how the hell did you come up with "J 35" in the title?

Idiot just can't help but show his idiocy, whatever he does.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:52 am
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DingYao wrote:

Idiot just can't help but show his idiocy, whatever he does.


What is MORE ANNOYING is that this troll never gives up every opportunity to d@ss and bash China !! :twisted: :x :evil:

norefunds wrote:
china is no match for americas military might.. so they dare not invade taiwan..

xang please post pictures of chinese car now !!!
:shock: :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:04 am
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pryuen wrote:
DingYao wrote:

Idiot just can't help but show his idiocy, whatever he does.


What is MORE ANNOYING is that this troll never gives up every opportunity to d@ss and bash China !! :twisted: :x :evil:

norefunds wrote:
china is no match for americas military might.. so they dare not invade taiwan..

xang please post pictures of chinese car now !!!
:shock: :shock: :shock:


pryuen please post in red now... and then tell people what to do

ooopsss you already have done that

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:59 am
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taiwan and mainland will re-unite one way or another. if beijing has to use military force, it will wait for an opportunity, such as u.s. invading iran, a war involving n.korea or military conflicts btw japan and china.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:08 am
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norefunds wrote:
f 22 is too expensive at 150 million each while f35 is under 40 million each....


The original price as pegged at $45 million, but due to postponements, problems, etc... by the time the JSF enters service, it will cost around $137 million. Might as well buy a F-22, or 3-4 Sukhois with that money.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:44 am
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SirRebus wrote:
norefunds wrote:
f 22 is too expensive at 150 million each while f35 is under 40 million each....


The original price as pegged at $45 million, but due to postponements, problems, etc... by the time the JSF enters service, it will cost around $137 million. Might as well buy a F-22, or 3-4 Sukhois with that money.


Not sure if that's the final cost, but even with the delays and price fluctuations, the JSF is still MUCH cheaper than the F-22. In fact, I don't know why the USAF won't drop the F-22 project (which is also going through a similar process of delays and price bloating) and adopt the JSF as the universal model. So much more versatile, cheaper, and advanced than any realistic foe the US would have to face in the next 20 years.

tharock220 wrote:
You're an idiot dude. This isn't even solely an American fighter. It's not as good as Eurofighter or Su-35, and certainly nowhere close to the f-22. I hate my life.


The Eurofighter is turning into a complete disaster.... The French Rafale (there's a reason they dropped out of the Eurofighter project) and Swedish Gripen are much better representatives of Europe's next generation fighters.

Those Aviation Weekly magazines airports carry look like gold when you have to wait a few hours.


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