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The foreign press talks about the differences and the demand for modifications of the F-35 fighter

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The foreign press talks about the differences and the demand for modifications of the F-35 fighter

The F-35 fighter used by the United States and its allies is the most ambitious and expensive weapons project in the world today. This program was started to replace the wide range of old combat aircraft such as fighters, attack aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft in service with the countries participating in the project.


This tells news EurAsian Times portal.

There are eight international partners of the program - USA, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Norway, Denmark and Canada. Six more foreign customers purchase and operate the F-35: Israel, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Belgium and Singapore.

The main contractor is the American company Lockheed Martin. The project X-35 fighter won the competition against the X-32 developed by Boeing. Ultimately, the X-35 became the F-35 Lightning II, which is intended to gradually replace various military aircraft such as the American F-16, A-10, F / A-18, AV-8B and the British Harrier GR7, GR9, Tornado GR4. ...

This combat vehicle is available in three versions: A, B and C. The F-35B entered service with the Marine Corps in 2015, then in 2016 the F-35A appeared in the US Air Force, and in 2019 the US Navy received the F-35C.


The foreign press talks about the differences between the modifications of the F-35 fighter.

The F-35A aircraft takes off from a conventional airfield runway, like most other military and civilian aircraft. Therefore, it is supplied to the Air Force.

The publication calls the F-35B "the most impressive" version of this project, which has advantages over the other two. This fighter is capable of literally hovering in the air, taking off and landing vertically. To provide this opportunity, it was equipped with three engines: two lifting and one lifting-sustainer. But because of this, the aircraft sacrifices about a third of its fuel supply, which significantly reduces its range. This is a definite disadvantage of the F-35B.


The F-35C fighter takes off from aircraft carriers using a catapult. It features larger wing sections with fold-down sections and a stronger landing gear to reduce the load when landing on deck.

In general, the observer of the mentioned publication believes that among all three modifications of the fifth generation F-35 fighter, it is the F-35B version that is the most successful and potentially in demand.
Photos used:
https://www.f35.com
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 1 June 2021 12: 54
    -1
    Yeah!
    The power of suggestion!
    Banderlog! Can you hear me?
    Penguin is the best warplane on the planet!
    And especially the F-35B!
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 1 June 2021 13: 18
      +3
      And the Americans themselves are already talking about the decommissioning of the first series of the F-35.
      This, of course, is an indicator that the practice of mass production of still "raw" aircraft is beneficial to corporations, but does not contribute to strengthening the defense capability of the state.

      We are talking about difficulties with maintenance, about the cost of a flight hour and general low combat readiness, fear of lightning and software failures, problems with oxygen equipment. At the same time, the later episodes are noticeably better.
      1. Anachoret
        Anachoret 1 June 2021 14: 27
        +2
        Quote: RealPilot
        We are talking about difficulties with maintenance, about the cost of a flight hour and general low combat readiness, fear of lightning and software failures, problems with oxygen equipment.


        you do not understand))) the complexity and high cost of maintenance is the basis of modern marketing)) and the military industry is no exception))
        1. ROSS_51
          ROSS_51 1 June 2021 23: 06
          -2
          Quote: Anchorite
          Quote: RealPilot
          We are talking about difficulties with maintenance, about the cost of a flight hour and general low combat readiness, fear of lightning and software failures, problems with oxygen equipment.


          you do not understand))) the complexity and high cost of maintenance is the basis of modern marketing)) and the military industry is no exception))

          This you do not understand .. Since the time of the stone ax, those who can-fight technology, those who are not-victims of their heroes.
      2. ROSS_51
        ROSS_51 1 June 2021 23: 31
        -3
        Quote: RealPilot
        And the Americans themselves are already talking about the decommissioning of the first series of the F-35.
        This, of course, is an indicator that the practice of mass production of still "raw" aircraft is beneficial to corporations, but does not contribute to strengthening the defense capability of the state.

        Yes, all over the world, equipment was produced in series, improving from series to series, and in wartime, raw machines were also launched into battle. Or do you like Manturov, the Su-57 has not yet flown, and we are already modernizing it .. Again we are the smartest in the world ..
        Doesn't it come to mind that the first series of F-35s have already flown off their resource, but also because they can afford to write them off? And ... the first episodes were allowed to develop and release the following?
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 June 2021 12: 58
    -1
    Well, we are already afraid, we are afraid ... Stop scaring, otherwise we are tired of trembling ... laughing
  3. URAL72
    URAL72 1 June 2021 13: 01
    +1
    THREE engines? The author confuses the penguin with the Yak-38 and Yak-141.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 1 June 2021 13: 21
      -2
      Exactly...
      Quote: URAL72
      THREE engines? The author confuses the penguin with the Yak-38 and Yak-141.
      1. VO3A
        VO3A 1 June 2021 16: 05
        +2
        To provide this opportunity, it was equipped with three engines: two lifting and one lifting-sustainer.

        What nonsense! There is one motor and a fan driven from the main motor shaft through a clutch ... And two more channels in the wing with air intake from the engine for roll balancing at zero speed ...
        1. NIKN
          NIKN 1 June 2021 16: 08
          +1
          There is one motor with a fan drive installed behind the cab and a deflected nozzle designed by analogy with the Yak 141.
          1. VO3A
            VO3A 1 June 2021 16: 13
            -3
            Nikitin, learn the materiel ... The Yak-141 has three engines: the main one and two lifting ones, which are carried in flight like two unnecessary blanks ... this plane has a meager combat radius, so no one needed it, especially in naval aviation ...
            1. NIKN
              NIKN 1 June 2021 17: 11
              -1
              Read the article. We are not talking about the Yak 141, but about the F35V ...
              F-35B the publication calls the "most impressive" version of this project, which has advantages over the other two. This fighter can literally hover in the air, take off and land vertically. To provide this opportunity, it was equipped with three engines: two lifting and one lifting and cruising.
              Warm and soft should not be confused. What in the Yak 141 I know.
              I wrote about Ф35В
              There is one motor driven by a fan installed behind the cab and a deflectable nozzle designed by analogy with the Yak 141.
              1. VO3A
                VO3A 1 June 2021 20: 03
                -4
                There is one motor with a fan drive installed behind the cab and a deflected nozzle designed by analogy with the Yak 141.

                Do you have amnesia ?? What an analogy, you read a lot of heresy and repeat ... There is no analogy there ...
                1. NIKN
                  NIKN 1 June 2021 20: 17
                  0
                  Will you learn to read carefully?
                  and a deflected nozzle designed by analogy with the Yak 141.
                  or explain each letter to you?
                  1. VO3A
                    VO3A 1 June 2021 22: 33
                    -3
                    You have no punctuation marks in the sentence, it has an idiotic construction and allows for discrepancies ... But there is no analogy with the Yak-141 ... Is it clear? No need to engage in verbiage, as a political officer ... Remember the Wright brothers, there is a wing on the plane ...
                    1. NIKN
                      NIKN 2 June 2021 11: 19
                      -1
                      If for you "and" does not mean anything and you still need a comma after "and", then go to school my friend! laughing
                      1. VO3A
                        VO3A 2 June 2021 12: 38
                        -3
                        There must be a comma after the word "nozzle"! Keep quiet better! Have you already left the topic for training? But there is still NO analogy! Clearly! They are not friends with such people!
                      2. NIKN
                        NIKN 2 June 2021 17: 03
                        0
                        Everything is surprising, he himself did not understand, but blames the other. :))) I didn’t strive to be friends with you.
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 2 June 2021 00: 07
      +1
      Quote: NIKNN
      Exactly...
      Quote: URAL72
      THREE engines? The author confuses the penguin with the Yak-38 and Yak-141.

      Author, materiel must be taught - The F-35B STOVL is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburner turbofan engine rated at 125kN of dry thrust. The engine can produce 191.3kN of thr
  4. zlinn
    zlinn 1 June 2021 13: 30
    +7
    so article about nothing at all, even too lazy to look for the original
  • Marachuh
    Marachuh 1 June 2021 13: 04
    +3
    This is the perfect profit scheme! Instead of your Samsung, Nokia, Siemens, Huawei and Etaphones, all iPhones! And then: pay for the update, charge, headphones, case, pay a glass. And then bam! New model. So it is here. Buy F35, and then pay for updates and maintenance, otherwise the rockets will not work and will not be able to fly. And in 20 years they will say: "Here's a new F36! The same as F35, only with a new camera and purple. It costs like three F35s! But don't buy, we will turn off your F35s and you were left without aviation at all!"
    1. yehat2
      yehat2 1 June 2021 13: 50
      +1
      Quote: Marachuh
      you were left without aviation at all! "

      this is how it works, only simpler.
      if everyone buys an F-35, there will be only one manufacturer.
      What he says, then they will buy. Pure monopoly.
  • Avior
    Avior 1 June 2021 13: 08
    +6
    What was that?
    Retelling an article from a magazine for housewives? :)))
  • grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 1 June 2021 13: 15
    0
    To provide this opportunity, it was equipped with three engines: two lifting and one lifting-sustainer.

    The error came out - one engine, a gearbox with a lift fan and additional nozzles in the wings (air from the engine compressor) to stabilize in hover mode. Fan with reducer take up space and add extra weight. so this is the weakest variant of the F-35.
  • Ehmedli
    Ehmedli 1 June 2021 13: 16
    +4
    Quote: Marachuh
    ... Buy F35, and then pay for updates and maintenance, otherwise the rockets will not work and will not be able to fly. And in 20 years they will say: "Here's a new F36! The same as F35, only with a new camera and purple. It costs like three F35s!"


    F36 Mini, F36 Pro.
    And tadaam - F36 DUOS, with two pilots!
  • yehat2
    yehat2 1 June 2021 13: 51
    +5
    Quote: Ehmedli
    And tadaam - F36 DUOS, with two pilots!

    and F-36F option for feminist pilots
  • Rostislav Prokopenko
    Rostislav Prokopenko 1 June 2021 14: 40
    0
    The video is pretty, but even the shooting of the Swifts and Knights is more stunning or something.
    It's hard to find the word.
    1. ROSS_51
      ROSS_51 1 June 2021 22: 47
      0
      Quote: Rostislav Prokopenko
      The video is pretty, but even the shooting of the Swifts and Knights is more stunning or something.
      It's hard to find the word.

      Do you realize that you are comparing an aerial circus to a missile carrier to a launch point?
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 1 June 2021 14: 43
    0
    You can talk on this topic from morning until New Year, but no one knows yet what he will show in combat conditions.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 June 2021 15: 41
      +1
      The F-35 has been at war for 2 years. No less than a hundred successful strike missions. And a lot of intelligence.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 1 June 2021 15: 47
        -1
        Stop smacking nonsense, where are they fighting, are they chasing barmaley across the desert? Well, well, I have fighters too. They have no idea what war is.
  • Charik
    Charik 2 June 2021 23: 17
    0
    in my opinion, the best of them is the deck version, it can also be from a ground airfield and an avik, I wonder what the differences are between A and C, but a hovering one - in general, a tough nut to crack Willis jumped on him when he was hanging and pulled the pilot out of the cockpit laughing