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Footage appeared with an abnormally formed front landing gear of an F-35 fighter at an airfield in Japan

Footage appeared with an abnormally formed front landing gear of an F-35 fighter at an airfield in Japan

Recently, reports of various unpleasant incidents occurring with American military equipment, ships and aircraft have been appearing quite regularly.

It turned out that the over-praised, but desired to receive by many NATO countries, and not only, fifth-generation F-35 fighters manufactured by the Lockheed Martin aircraft concern can fail not only in combat, but sometimes they are not able to rise into the sky. Moreover, aircraft breakdowns occur not even during take-off acceleration, but during towing. This is despite the fact that the aircraft in a certain modification is also famous for the fact that it has the possibility of a short takeoff and vertical landing.

Such an incident this time happened with the F-35B at the Kadena airbase on the Japanese island of Okinawa, where the 1st air wing of the US Marine Corps is based.

Japanese TV channels distribute footage in which the F-35B is very unpresentable on the taxiway, with its fuselage buried in concrete. The aircraft reportedly folded its nose landing gear during towing. And okay so. What would happen if such a breakdown occurred during takeoff, and even more so, landing.

Perhaps, after this, far from the first, incident with an American aircraft, the Japanese government decided to refuse to cooperate with the US authorities in the development of a new generation fighter just manufactured by the Lockheed Martin concern. The Japanese leadership preferred to conclude contracts for the creation of a new generation combat aircraft with Italian and British aviation enterprises.

At the same time, the leading role in the development of a new combat aircraft was assigned to the Japanese company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, while the American aircraft concern refused even to provide Tokyo with technologies for designing a combat vehicle. But the British company BAE promised to give the Japanese side full access to their developments. Tokyo rightly considered that its own control would be more reliable than blind trust in American engineers.

Last December, an F-35A fighter jet operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force made an emergency landing at Hakodate International Airport in Hokkaido Prefecture. The pilot was not injured, but the fact itself was again not in favor of the American aircraft.

In April 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Defense reported that a fifth-generation F-35A fighter-bomber of the Japan Self-Defense Forces crashed into the Pacific Ocean near the northern Aomori Prefecture. The reason has not yet been officially named. According to unofficial information, the pilot suffocated from lack of oxygen when the oxygen supply system failed.

Last November, an F-35B of the Royal Air Force of Great Britain failed to break away from the deck of an aircraft carrier during takeoff and crashed into the sea. The pilot managed to eject and was rescued by the ship's crew, and the plane sank.

Frames with an abnormally formed front landing gear in the movement of the aircraft:


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  1. Uprun
    Uprun 1 December 2022 15: 41
    Just in time for the nemchura and the statements of the boobie.
    1. Boniface
      Boniface 1 December 2022 15: 48
      yeah! let the Germans take these "leaky pots"
      1. neworange88
        neworange88 1 December 2022 18: 03

        Who gave him cancer? LGBT people?
      2. Fitter65
        Fitter65 1 December 2022 23: 35
        Quote: Boniface
        yeah! let the Germans take these "leaky pots"

        Taking the ratio of the number of flight accidents to the number of aircraft produced, the Su-34 may turn out to be a more leaky pan than the F-35.
        1. Titus_2
          Titus_2 2 December 2022 00: 18
          It may be worth considering the number of sorties and transportation, otherwise if 500 were released and half of them are in hangars ...
          1. Fitter65
            Fitter65 2 December 2022 06: 25
            Quote: Titus_2
            It may be worth considering the number of departures and transportation,

            In what sense and what is considered transportation? Even if half of the 500 delivered is worth it, it is still more than the total Su-34 was produced. And if anything, then out of the available number of Su-34s, not everyone is flying either. This F-35 had a landing gear when taxiing, but what is the flight time of this aircraft when it was being serviced, etc.? There is a known case when, a few years ago, a Su-34, when flying from a factory to a place of permanent deployment, after takeoff from an intermediate airfield, one landing gear was not removed. Something no one called him after that a bucket of nuts ..
            1. Evgen_71
              Evgen_71 2 December 2022 10: 12
              It so happened that many who went along with the propagandists got used to joking over the F-35 anyway. They act like children...
              Although where is the plane in general? When due to the negligence of personnel there was a case of sabotage and damage to equipment. In the original video broadcast by the Japanese media, it is clearly seen that the aircraft was put on the brakes, and jerks are visible during movement. The dolt on the tractor did not notice, or did not pay attention to this fact. In short, idiots ruined a new plane. Now someone has to answer for it.
  2. Asad
    Asad 1 December 2022 15: 42
    A potential adversary has a problem? Not very big, but this will do.
  3. Vadim Topal Pasha
    Vadim Topal Pasha 1 December 2022 15: 43
    There are many inconsistencies that are difficult to explain with any other version, except that the F-35 is the Yak-141, which was sold to stupid 3.14ndos who do not know the basics of Marxism-Leninism and other philosophy. And because of this, they do not understand that any universal thing is obviously worse and much more expensive than highly specialized ones.

    1. "F-35 as US fatal error." https://trymava.rf/?p=19129
    2. The US Congress saw the light: F-35 - a planned failure to copy the Yak-141? https://trymava.rf/?p=15027
  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 December 2022 15: 44
    And what makes him so sausage when they just tow him? Are the wheels not round or did someone forget to remove the handbrake? lol Mysticism, not otherwise two aliens tried.
    1. Fantazer911
      Fantazer911 1 December 2022 17: 55
      I also noticed that it was sausage during transportation, and the rack broke off at the point of attachment to the bodywork, most likely it could not withstand the load, and secondly, it was actually on the handbrake laughing but seriously, I think that the weak design of the support leg, there is no depreciation hi
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 1 December 2022 18: 00
        There was a recumbent "policeman" in the wrong place. But seriously, maybe the consequences of a non-standard landing? hi
    2. Evgen_71
      Evgen_71 2 December 2022 10: 15
      that's right, he stood on the brake, and the dolt on the tractor did not pay attention that the tractor was barely pulling him, and he was resisting ... as a result, they folded the rack.
  5. dauria
    dauria 1 December 2022 15: 47
    Interesting video . He first "swayed" up and down. Apparently, because of this, the stand itself was removed from the castle and formed.
    And once, while taxiing on an iron flooring, the canvas went in a "wave", and the front desk of the Mi-8 "retracted". The screw miraculously did not scratch the ground.
  6. al3x
    al3x 1 December 2022 15: 47
    It shakes up and down when towing, perhaps there was a malfunction of the landing gear, they knew about it, but the towing device can only be picked up by the rack, they hoped to make it, but the penguin did not want to.
    1. Petr_Koldunov
      Petr_Koldunov 1 December 2022 20: 03
      Quote: al3x
      but the towing device can only be picked up by the rack, hoping to reach it,

      That's exactly what they hoped for maybe. Because the towing device can be attached to the towing platform, which can be slipped under the fuselage - and dragged by partial loading. What's funny is that now they will pull him off the strip just like that ... only now there are more damages, more hemorrhoids and shame in social networks feel
      1. Evgen_71
        Evgen_71 2 December 2022 10: 57
        That's it!
        Especially if you take into account the fact that there is an ultra-modern OLS in front of the niche of the front pillar, and its sensors protrude downward ... like a khan to her, such a "landing" on concrete killed her for sure.
  7. iouris
    iouris 1 December 2022 15: 50
    She did not come off: there was an abnormal cleaning of the front pillar. "The Personal Factor"...
    They are taught there: "I did it - sign it. I didn't do it - sign it anyway."
  8. Glagol1
    Glagol1 1 December 2022 15: 51
    Judging by the video, the front landing gear was partially blocked while still in motion. As an option, something is broken, such as a drive. He (the Plane) had already begun to twitch, but the stupid driver of the tractor did not pay attention to this. As with us, the human factor takes its toll. Well now remontik, probably not the cheapest.
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  9. vovochkarzhevsky
    vovochkarzhevsky 1 December 2022 15: 53
    The fact that the front strut pneumatic was damaged even before that is understandable.
    But damn it, the techies, of course, were wahlaks, they didn’t hook the carrier cable on the main racks.
  10. Optimus Prime
    Optimus Prime 1 December 2022 15: 59
    And why did he twitch so much at a speed he was pulled without a clutch ?? Started from a tugboat?
    Теперь эта вундерваф....я по всему миру разойдется. Кто не купит тому объявят войну.
  11. Bingo
    Bingo 1 December 2022 16: 07
    The F-16 not so long ago had a massive death with the prevailing front stance ... Well, there from old age. For these, by the way, such a reason is also possible - they reached retirement, and without reaching full combat readiness - so they will retire in EXPERIENCED PARTS of pre-production releases of the LAYOUT fighter))) Clowns, by God.
  12. vitalm
    vitalm 1 December 2022 16: 20
    Photo as in the "Animal World" - the female is ready to mate
  13. Shaman
    Shaman 1 December 2022 16: 51
    It was an action in support of BLM.
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 1 December 2022 18: 05
      Quote: Shaman
      It was an action in support of BLM.

      Then most likely an action in support of LGBT people.
  14. Nobody except us
    Nobody except us 1 December 2022 20: 08
    Petrov drove the tractor, Bashirov sawed the landing gear))))
  15. Stoler
    Stoler 1 December 2022 23: 24
    We all jump, jump and piss with boiling water for joy !! In one of the thousands of NATO 5th generation aircraft, the front landing gear broke !!! HURRAH!!! And for us, out of all 10 or 15 Superduper57x, nothing has broken !!! BLOW SUCCESS!!!!
  16. Chever
    Chever 2 December 2022 03: 23
    Well, it went wrong. So what?
  17. Romanenko
    Romanenko 2 December 2022 08: 30
    The photo is kinda ugly
    So somehow it's better
  18. lubesky
    lubesky 2 December 2022 22: 55
    What kind of collective farm is this in Japan? This is how tractor carts are dragged and not hundreds of millions of dollars wassat