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Two-thirds of the F-35s of the USAF are not ready for battle due to engine problems

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Two-thirds of the F-35s of the USAF are not ready for battle due to engine problems

Two thirds of the total number of delivered fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters are in sky-ready condition due to constant problems with the power plant and airframe. This was stated by the deputy head of the Pentagon for procurement and procurement Ellen Lord, writes MilitaryWatch.


According to Lord, today only 36% of the F-35 fighter fleet is fully operational. Measures are currently being taken to achieve the 50% operational readiness mark for fighters, after the "miserable" failure of the program to achieve 80% operational readiness of F-35 fighters, adopted in 2018 under James Mattis, then the US Secretary of Defense.

The reason for the low number of combat-ready F-35s is called a problem with the fighter's engine, as well as with the airframe. As it turned out, the outer skin layers, which are responsible for low radar signature, are constantly peeling off.

Another problem with the latest fighters has been the high cost of ownership, four times higher than the fourth-generation F-16 fighters. According to reports, one flight hour of the F-35 costs 31 thousand dollars, while, like the F-16, it is 7,7 thousand dollars.

Although the F-35 was designed as a low-cost, maintenance-free single-engine fighter to serve as a lighter, cheaper and more inexpensive counterpart to the F-22, the aircraft's operating and maintenance requirements proved to be extremely high.

- quotes the edition of the words of Ellen Lord.

It is noted that at the beginning of January this year, the acting US Defense Secretary Christopher Miller spoke unflatteringly about the fifth generation fighter program, calling the F-35 "a piece ...".
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 30 January 2021 11: 01
    +13
    Two-thirds of the F-35s of the USAF are not ready for battle

    It will not be enough!
    More Fu-35, chained to the ground!
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 30 January 2021 11: 04
      +9
      Quote: Victor_B
      Two-thirds of the F-35s of the USAF are not ready for battle

      It will not be enough!

      They told you:
      It is noted that at the beginning of January this year, the acting US Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller spoke unflatteringly about the fifth generation fighter program, calling the F-35 "a piece ...".

      If a lot is a bunch ... laughing
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 30 January 2021 11: 07
        +7
        Quote: ROSS 42
        If a lot is a bunch ...

        Then MORE a bunch! This very substance ...
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 30 January 2021 11: 48
          +3
          Quote: Victor_B
          Then MORE a bunch!

          So that, if you do not suffocate, but suffer laughing
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 30 January 2021 11: 59
            +4

            Lipchanin (Sergey)
            Today, 11: 48

            +1
            Quote: Victor_B
            Then MORE a bunch!

            That, if not suffocated, but tormented laughing
            And this heap is going on a campaign, not only among the Merikatos ... laughing And our brains are soaring here, how good and unsurpassed the piece of iron is. bully
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 30 January 2021 12: 01
              +8
              Quote: aszzz888
              And our brains are soaring, how good and unsurpassed the piece of iron is.

              And what can we never do
              Of course not
              We can't do this shit laughing
              1. novel66
                novel66 31 January 2021 09: 53
                +1
                but there are many of them, even a third of the total - it will be too much. our to you hi
    2. vargo
      vargo 30 January 2021 12: 48
      +7
      Maybe the name had a sacred meaning? F-35% where 35 is the percentage of ready to fight))
    3. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 30 January 2021 14: 39
      +2
      Particularly weighed the phrase - "it was developed as an inexpensive")))) if it is inexpensive, then what is expensive?))) It looks like the mattress covers again grandiosely "got into a puddle")))
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 30 January 2021 22: 46
        +2
        Quote: TermNachTER
        the phrase weighed - "was developed as inexpensive"

        Having got into trouble with the F-22, the TTZ under the ATF program immediately agreed on the cost of the aircraft - they were aiming at 80, it seems that it seems to be becoming a reality for version A. But the cost of operation cannot be dealt with ...
  2. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 30 January 2021 11: 06
    +25
    Now the "professor" will come up and explain to everyone that this is not a piece of g ..., but a bar of chocolate. The Indians also exchanged gold items for glass beads, for they did not know glass. So it is with the US vassals who have invested in the development of this expensive piece of town .... wassat
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 30 January 2021 11: 13
      +7
      They are from a separate batch, "increased invisibility" and improved quality of parts smile
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 17
        +1

        Pessimist22 (Igor)
        Today, 11: 13

        +1
        They are from a separate batch, "increased invisibility" and improved quality of parts smile
        For the loot that comrade-cabbage soup was poured in)) Jews are empty, they are still in euphoria! laughing They have not come to their senses and continue to trumpet victory marches! bully
    2. askort154
      askort154 30 January 2021 11: 19
      +17
      Vlad5307...Now the "professor" will come up and explain to everyone that this is not a piece of g ..., but a bar of chocolate

      No. The "professor" has other responsibilities on the VO site.
      And for the "sector F-35" they have "voyaka", and he, in view of many unkillable negative information recently about the F-35,
      "went on sick leave." crying hi
      1. Vlad5307
        Vlad5307 30 January 2021 11: 22
        +12
        Let's wish him a speedy "recovery", otherwise the front of the invincible will collapse! sad
      2. figwam
        figwam 30 January 2021 12: 18
        +6
        Quote: askort154
        "went on sick leave"

        If you often say that the F-35 is a piece of shit, then he will definitely come back.
    3. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 30 January 2021 11: 48
      +2
      Quote: Vlad5307
      Now the "professor" will come up and explain to everyone

      It looks like he hasn't left yesterday laughing
    4. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 30 January 2021 13: 27
      0
      These vassals are clearly in the share, so you need to buy a little for yourself, so that the rams say "here I also have this in the garage that means what is needed."
  3. Cowbra
    Cowbra 30 January 2021 11: 12
    +14
    Ay-yay-yay ... And here various sectarians always prove to me. that he is uberwafl ... True, none of them is able to answer when this trough passed state acceptance and why it is still not mass-produced (FR), but pre-production batches are spanked (LRIP)
    1. bar
      bar 30 January 2021 11: 47
      +9
      Quote: Cowbra
      when this trough went through state acceptance and why is it still not mass-produced

      I will not hint at the elements of corruption in the stronghold of true democracy, but they somehow received a Boeing 737MAX certificate, and even serially riveted a whole bunch.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 30 January 2021 11: 51
        +10
        Well, there is now another ATAS. They Super Hornet decided to upgrade.

        Do you see humps on the sides of the cab? Dischargeable conformal tanks. Now imagine. what will happen to the plumage when they are dropped laughing By the way, again Boeing is enchanting
        1. bar
          bar 30 January 2021 11: 55
          +3
          Quote: Cowbra
          Dischargeable conformal tanks. Now imagine. what will happen to the plumage when they are dropped

          Well, maybe they have eaten up some thread of automatic evasion maneuver? Boeing loves to solve hardware problems with software. They tried to solve the problem with the centering of the aforementioned 707 programmatically. yes
          1. Cowbra
            Cowbra 30 January 2021 11: 57
            +7
            Yeah, but as a result, it turned out that both the software and the wiring in the tail of the fuselage delay the dive ...
            There were few "revelations" of regulators (FAA), so the new leadership of Boeing decided to become "holier than the Pope": it was announced that an internal audit was initiated there, which revealed another flaw in the 737MAX aircraft. As if the wiring in the tail section is laid in such a way that there is a danger of a short circuit, which in turn leads ... again to the rearrangement of the stabilizer for a dive! That is to say, from which two 737s crashed over the past year. It is stated that they will have to shift the wiring to 800 737MAX standing "at the fence". Little of. The same wiring defect was found on the previous generation Boeing - 737-700 and 737-800.
        2. Reviews
          Reviews 30 January 2021 16: 26
          +1
          Quote: Cowbra

          Do you see humps on the sides of the cab? Dischargeable conformal tanks. Now imagine. what will happen to the plumage when they are dropped laughing By the way, again Boeing is enchanting

          This is unlikely ... Conformal for this and fit to the fuselage, so that they do not need to be dropped (unlike PTB). These tanks are removable but not disposable. Plus, these tanks have been around since the 1990s. Or from the 1980s.
        3. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 31 January 2021 09: 57
          0
          The planes are not designed by the Blokhers, but by the designers. Everything is fine there. It is surprising that the Su and MiG do not use such tanks when upgrading.
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 30 January 2021 12: 19
      +8
      I don't seem to see the guys from Israel, but the disadvantages are jambs! Strange, they went into quarantine, but everyone is under control.
      1. bar
        bar 30 January 2021 12: 45
        +17
        They are out of habit - on the sly from Lebanon laughing
      2. Anatole Klim
        Anatole Klim 30 January 2021 13: 19
        +9
        Quote: tralflot1832
        I don't seem to see the guys from Israel, but the disadvantages are jambs! Strange, they went into quarantine, but everyone is under control.

        So today is Saturday, in Israel, Shabbat, there are many bans on work, you can't even turn on (turn off) the light, you can't press the elevator button, you can't tie the laces, I don't know whether it's true or not, but I read somewhere that you can't tear off toilet paper along the perforation line why did not understand. Although voyaka uh (Alexey) is on the site, either he is sinning, or an atheist. request
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 30 January 2021 13: 23
          0
          No Professor here, he just does not go into this topic. request
  4. prior
    prior 30 January 2021 11: 12
    +9
    Silly "penguin" timidly hides a fat body in hangars... - are plagued by engine problems.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 30 January 2021 11: 17
      +7
      Quote: prior
      A stupid "penguin" timidly hides a fat body in hangars ... - tormenting problems with the engine.

      And the skin peels off ... Invisibility disappears in spots ... laughing
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 30 January 2021 13: 28
      +3
      The penguin is a proud bird, until you kick it and fly.
  5. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 30 January 2021 11: 15
    +6
    The F-35, like the Boeing-737MAX, was designed by Indian programmers on outsourcing, purely because of the economy.
    After a number of accidents, the Boeing-737MAX was removed from flights, it has not been flying for 2 years.
    It is unlikely that the F-35 will face a different fate.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 30 January 2021 12: 16
      +3
      They allowed Boeing MAX to fly, but the Chinese said: No need to rush!
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 31 January 2021 09: 58
      0
      In the Russian Federation in the process of certification ... I think the Russian Federation is in no hurry and is waiting for the MS-21. He is also certified. The pandemic in this case is a plus ... a lot of aircraft on the ground and the purchase of new ones has been postponed.
  6. Rubi0
    Rubi0 30 January 2021 11: 16
    +7
    But they sold them to their vassals and received a lot of money, Hollywood made many films confirming that the USA is the best and now every bulk around the world can whine that everything is bad in his country and good in the states, but the real combat readiness of this piece .. . 'few people care
    1. askort154
      askort154 30 January 2021 11: 41
      +3
      Rubi0 ..But they sold them to their vassals and received a lot of money, Hollywood made many films confirming that the USA is the best and now every bulk around the world can whine that everything in his country is bad and in the states it is good, but the real combat readiness of this piece. .. 'few people care.

      This is information war. And we, unfortunately, are losing it,
      because their superweapon in this war is the "Internet", with which they have entangled the whole World. Therefore, break through the truth, almost impossible. Through him they "educate" generations of the 21st century. hi
      1. Rubi0
        Rubi0 30 January 2021 13: 03
        +3
        So many on the forum do not understand why Rostec or UAC shoot a video of how they test the engine or roll out the plane, they say, when the troops will have 100500 pieces, then they boast, but no ... We need more such videos, articles, to shoot like any nut is tightened to score the whole tiktok is with YouTube, since every worker already has a phone with a camera
    2. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 06
      0
      Rubi0 (Dima)
      Today, 11: 16
      +4
      But they sold them their vassals and received a lot of money, Hollywood made many films confirming that the USA is the best and now every bulk around the world can whine that everything in his country is bad and in the states it is good, and the real combat readiness of this 'piece ...' few people care about
      And their Stanislavsky - "I do not believe!" wink laughing
  7. YOUR
    YOUR 30 January 2021 11: 16
    +10
    Although the F-35 was designed as a low-cost, maintenance-free single-engine fighter

    Where I've already read this. How about a super rifle M-16, which does not require maintenance
  8. voronkov
    voronkov 30 January 2021 11: 17
    +1
    And despite all the problems they continue to be stamped and sold to their vassals. Why? But because one small country invested in them, but the investment did not pay off)))
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 30 January 2021 19: 16
      +1
      A small country genetically cannot admit that they were shod like complete suckers.
  9. stalki
    stalki 30 January 2021 11: 17
    +2
    It is a pity that they had objective views on technology. I really hoped for their extravagance, they would have thrown their papers further into this ... laughing
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 30 January 2021 11: 20
      +5
      So everything is simple - it's a chainsaw that's broken, a new one is needed! The Obama administration also sawed at the F-35, they also want new ones. They will now build the 6th generation. It will be 10 more expensive. And even better! Or uberhaflee? However, it doesn't matter, let the Ministry of Truth deal with this.
  10. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 January 2021 11: 20
    +3
    What about the Promised Land? It was rumored that they had requested a couple more squadrons.
    Maybe they know what secret?
    1. cniza
      cniza 30 January 2021 11: 49
      +9
      They modify them, as in a joke - with a "file" ...
    2. askort154
      askort154 30 January 2021 12: 14
      +6
      Mountain shooter ....And what about the "Promised Land"? It was rumored that they had requested a couple more squadrons. Maybe they know what secret?


      The USA realized that it had degenerated a very "premature baby", and therefore the first batch was sent to Israel for an upgrade. Israel began to make changes in its own developments, and were the first to "fly up" on it, constantly encountering new problems.
      For them, the F-35 became a "suitcase without a handle," and not just one, but an entire squadron. They created an aura around him - "secrecy", allegedly constantly flying over the entire BV. But in fact, Israel is engaged in PR, this "dollar pump". After all, the series has been launched on hundreds of products,
      and it must be implemented, vparivaya all the allies of the United States, moreover, in its production, the United States cleverly tied a dozen countries. Now, who dares to refuse to buy this "premature baby", if everyone has invested in its production? So, the F-35 will go down in history not as an "invulnerable-invisible" aircraft, but as the biggest US scam to scam its allies for loot in the 21st century. hi
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 28
        0

        askort154 (Alexander)
        Today, 12: 14

        +2
        Mountain shooter .... What about the Promised Land? It was rumored that they had requested a couple more squadrons. Maybe they know what secret?


        The USA realized that it had degenerated a very "premature baby", and therefore the first batch was sent to Israel for an upgrade. Israel began to make changes in its own developments, and were the first to "fly up" on it, constantly encountering new problems.
        For them, the F-35 became a "suitcase without a handle," and not just one, but an entire squadron. They created an aura around him - "secrecy", allegedly constantly flying over the entire BV. But in fact, Israel is engaged in PR, this "dollar pump". After all, the series has been launched on hundreds of products,
        and it must be implemented, vparivaya all the allies of the United States, moreover, in its production, the United States cleverly tied a dozen countries. Now, who dares to refuse to buy this "premature baby", if everyone has invested in its production? So, the F-35 will go down in history not as an "invulnerable-invisible" aircraft, but as the biggest US scam to scam its allies for loot in the 21st century. hi
        Yes, the vassals are not going back. So they are puffing here, thinking of some prospectors from Israel. wink
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 January 2021 12: 41
      -11%
      "Maybe they know what secret?" ///
      -----
      The secret is simple - good techniques and proper logistics
      service.
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 January 2021 11: 32
    +12
    today, only 36% of the F-35 fighter fleet is fully operational ... the outer skin layers responsible for low radar signature are constantly peeling off ... one flight hour of the F-35 costs 31 thousand dollars
    And how many other shortcomings were identified during operation and which the Americans themselves trumpet. But we on the site regularly read from individual visitors (and not only from Israel) what a "wonderful" and unique plane it is. Those who try to criticize him are subject to rating obstruction.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 January 2021 11: 54
      +2

      rotmistr60 (Gennady)
      Today, 11: 32
      NEW
      +2
      today, only 36% of the F-35 fighter fleet is fully operational ... the outer skin layers responsible for low radar signature are constantly peeling off ... one flight hour of the F-35 costs 31 thousand dollars
      And how many other shortcomings were identified during operation and which the Americans themselves trumpet. But we on the site regularly read from individual visitors (and not only from Israel) what a "wonderful" and unique plane it is. Those who try to criticize him are subject to rating obstruction.
      They themselves have lost count of how many marriage heaped up on this Hollywood piece of iron. And "individual visitors (and not only from Israel)" will never admit that this publicized iron will come back to haunt them more than one hundred times.
  12. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 30 January 2021 11: 42
    +3
    Guys from Israel your Penguins Vislozadikh have such good Or the service blacks in the United States walk on the glider in alpine boots and do not forget to pour metal shavings into the air intakes of the engines. hi
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 22
      +4
      tralflot1832 (Andrey S.)
      Today, 11: 42
      -1
      Do the guys from Israel have the same good problems for your Penguins Vislozadikh? Or do the negroes in the USA walk on the glider in Alpine boots and do not forget to pour metal shavings into the air intakes of the engines. hi
      Proud silence! Only they will pass by frantically.
      PS They know everything perfectly. Only they do notszI'm about this, they will deduct from the rent. wink
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 30 January 2021 12: 24
        +1
        In the pentagon, the officer on duty reads exactly VO, they will definitely receive sanctions in shekels! good
      2. Rusticolus
        Rusticolus 30 January 2021 19: 22
        +1
        Proud silence! Only they will pass by frantically.
        PS They know everything perfectly. Only they will not know about it, will be deducted from the rent. wink
        And they cannot do otherwise. Otherwise, the template will break with the subsequent madness. Jews - shod like the last suckers. wassat
  13. cniza
    cniza 30 January 2021 11: 48
    +7
    Two thirds of the total number of delivered fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters are in sky-ready condition due to constant problems with the power plant and airframe.


    I think this is Kremlin propaganda ... lol
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 24
      +3

      cniza (Victor)
      Today, 11: 48
      +2
      Two thirds of the total number of delivered fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters are in sky-ready condition due to constant problems with the power plant and airframe.


      I think this is Kremlin propaganda ... lol
      Already in this administration
      It is noted that at the beginning of January this year and about. US Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller
      our people?! laughing
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 30 January 2021 14: 06
      +5
      Deputy head of the pontagon akhent Putin!
      1. cniza
        cniza 30 January 2021 18: 02
        +3
        Well, yes ... they don't have enough money.
  14. aszzz888
    aszzz888 30 January 2021 11: 50
    +4
    According to Lord, currently only 36% of the F-35 fighter fleet is fully operational.

    That can't be like that!)) What aunt got wrong, huh!?)) laughing
    Two thirds of the total number of delivered fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighters are in sky-ready condition due to constant problems with the power plant and airframe. This was stated by the Deputy Head of the Pentagon for Procurement and Supply Ellen Lord, writes MilitaryWatch.
    After all, these are nails in the lid of the box with the so-called "program" Phi. And it must be assumed that these are modest numbers, but in fact, much more! But so our tovarische)) and Kondraty will embrace, they are here day and night praising the imperfection of the piece of iron. And EVEN the truth from their own masters, concerning the sometimes flying trash fi, does not stop fighters for justice))! laughing . laughing
  15. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 30 January 2021 11: 51
    0
    [/ quote] According to available data, one flight hour of the F-35 costs 31 thousand dollars, while, like the F-16, it is 7,7 thousand dollars [/ quote]

    There were earlier data that the flight hour of the F-16 was somewhere around 20 dollars, the F-000 was about 15 dollars, and the F-45 was about 000.

    So, there is nothing supernatural in 35 for the F-000.

    They are up to something in the USA, for some reason they began to find fault with the F-35 program.

    For comparison, 1 hour of flight of the Su-35 costs about $ 40, according to data from open sources.

    If anyone finds other information, share.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 30 January 2021 12: 18
      +3
      Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan
      If anyone finds other information, share

      This is data from a Chinese source. $ 40 / hour. Flights on the MiG-000 to the stratosphere - from 29 ... rubles. in half an hour. Do they ride at a loss? Or is there something wrong with the calculations?
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 30 January 2021 12: 25
        0
        Flights on the MiG-29 to the stratosphere - from 25000 ... rubles. in half an hour.


        Do not give a link where you can ride a fighter plane for 25 rubles?

        I've seen an advertisement where they skate in the Moscow region, but for 600 rubles, and it was when the dollar was about 000 rubles.
        1. Mountain shooter
          Mountain shooter 30 January 2021 12: 48
          +1
          Quote: Ratmir_Ryazan

          I've seen an advertisement where they skate in the Moscow region, but for 600 rubles, and it was when the dollar was about 000 rubles.

          https://class-tour.com/polet-na-istrebitele-v-podarok/
          Full profile Flight - $ 12000
  16. A.K.
    A.K. 30 January 2021 12: 07
    +8
    Now it is clear why it is inconspicuous because there are few of them in the air, mostly on the ground. In short, as we thought, junk.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 30 January 2021 12: 31
      0

      A.K. (Alexey)
      Today, 12: 07
      +1
      Now it is clear why it is inconspicuous because there are few of them in the air. mostly on the ground... In short, as we thought, junk.
      Invisible)) laughing They go to caponiers so that it is not so noticeable. wink
  17. Outsider
    Outsider 30 January 2021 12: 34
    +4
    Quote: Cowbra
    Well, there is now another ATAS. They Super Hornet decided to upgrade.

    Do you see humps on the sides of the cab? Dischargeable conformal tanks. Now imagine. what will happen to the plumage when they are dropped laughing By the way, again Boeing is enchanting

    - It's good to drive a blizzard: conformal tanks are never dumped anywhere and never, they are put and removed in the parking lot ...
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 30 January 2021 16: 46
      -1
      All claims are against aviationweek
  18. Shahno
    Shahno 30 January 2021 12: 37
    -1
    How much is two-thirds? laughing
  19. Outsider
    Outsider 30 January 2021 12: 37
    -1
    Quote: askort154
    Mountain shooter ....And what about the "Promised Land"? It was rumored that they had requested a couple more squadrons. Maybe they know what secret?


    The USA realized that it had degenerated a very "premature baby", and therefore the first batch was sent to Israel for an upgrade. Israel began to make changes in its own developments, and were the first to "fly up" on it, constantly encountering new problems.
    For them, the F-35 became a "suitcase without a handle," and not just one, but an entire squadron. They created an aura around him - "secrecy", allegedly constantly flying over the entire BV. But in fact, Israel is engaged in PR, this "dollar pump". After all, the series has been launched on hundreds of products,
    and it must be implemented, vparivaya all the allies of the United States, moreover, in its production, the United States cleverly tied a dozen countries. Now, who dares to refuse to buy this "premature baby", if everyone has invested in its production? So, the F-35 will go down in history not as an "invulnerable-invisible" aircraft, but as the biggest US scam to scam its allies for loot in the 21st century. hi

    - And that the stealth coating is crumbling on the F-22, but somehow "not very" - now 15 years? Maybe you don't need such excessive panic?
  20. Shahno
    Shahno 30 January 2021 12: 39
    -3
    Quote: Victor_B
    Two-thirds of the F-35s of the USAF are not ready for battle

    It will not be enough!
    More Fu-35, chained to the ground!

    Well, let's say it's wishful thinking. Who cares, well, what time will tell. Even half of it is quite true, not funny ...
    PS Taking into account the same level of products in the same Russia.
  21. Outsider
    Outsider 30 January 2021 12: 46
    -3
    https://www.defensenews.com/air/2021/01/20/the-defense-department-still-isnt-meeting-its-f-35-readiness-goals/
    - We are talking about problems with the coating of the lanterns, not the skin ...
  22. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 30 January 2021 12: 58
    +1
    Quote: Rubi0
    But they sold them to their vassals and received a lot of money, Hollywood made many films confirming that the USA is the best and now every bulk around the world can whine that everything is bad in his country and good in the states, but the real combat readiness of this piece .. . 'few people care

    Because they understand that no one is going to attack them yet, and therefore it is possible to cut the budget and make highly patriotic films about the superiority of the FSA in all directions. True, the last election of the prezik showed that not everything is good in the "Danish kingdom". hi
  23. Shahno
    Shahno 30 January 2021 13: 23
    0
    Quote: Anatole Klim
    Quote: tralflot1832
    I don't seem to see the guys from Israel, but the disadvantages are jambs! Strange, they went into quarantine, but everyone is under control.

    So today is Saturday, in Israel, Shabbat, there are many bans on work, you can't even turn on (turn off) the light, you can't press the elevator button, you can't tie the laces, I don't know whether it's true or not, but I read somewhere that you can't tear off toilet paper along the perforation line why did not understand. Although voyaka uh (Alexey) is on the site, either he is sinning, or an atheist. request

    Nothing. You can come with me on Shabbat.
    Ps. Moked.
  24. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 30 January 2021 13: 24
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    due to constant problems with the power plant and the airframe
    Manufacturing waste - products selected at the production stage that do not meet the established requirements. The transfer of such products to the consumer is not allowed due to the presence of defects.

    And only they serve it, instead of lying in the trash, it is understandable at such a price laughing
  25. The eye of the crying
    The eye of the crying 30 January 2021 13: 46
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    And again there is no link to the original article.
  26. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
    Andrei from Chelyabinsk 30 January 2021 13: 48
    +2
    It would still be interesting to get a link to the original. I myself consider the F-35 as an epic fail, but we very often have a lot of misconception ... uh ... they incorrectly convey the meaning of English-language sources
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 30 January 2021 14: 09
      +1
      The so-called engine problems are bugs in the predictive system.
      The system informs: part "x" will need to be replaced after 500 hours.
      They order, wait, replace - part "x" is in perfect order under X-ray.
      Bug. Simple plane.
      The F-15 and F-16 have no such system at all. Scheduled repairs and inspections after
      so many flight hours.
      Most of the problems with the F-35 are this system.
      1. Dart
        Dart 30 January 2021 17: 57
        +1
        Who reported to you or do you serve yourself? In the Internet, nothing is said about this, or please link to this material about the system, orders and X-rays ...
  27. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 30 January 2021 14: 26
    -7
    I wonder when the authors will get tired of smacking nonsense about the F-35?. The most expensive fighter today buys a bunch of countries with defects? Do not tell my horseshoes.
    1. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 30 January 2021 19: 33
      +4
      Quote: Pashhenko Nikolay
      The most expensive fighter today is being purchased by a bunch of countries with defects?

      This is called "beeps, but climbs" ... request
  28. zwlad
    zwlad 1 February 2021 09: 51
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    And the Israeli F35s are quite capable of flying. Maybe it's all the same in amerovsky crooked handles?