|The CF-18s were plaqued with structural cracks and were severly restricted in order to preserve airframe life. Canadian pilots could not fly them in a tactical manuer so the planes would last long enough to be replaced.|
|Maybe someone ought to take the next step and by-pass the JSF and start building RPAs with true fighter/attack technology.|
The remotely piloted aircraft could be smaller, lighter, more maneuverable and carry more fire-power than an aircraft large enough to carry a man and all the systems to protect him.
Build in the current stealth technology and you have air superiority on a budget that even third world countries could afford.
|Build in the current stealth technology and you have air superiority on a budget that even third world countries could afford.|
|Having the 2 major longerons fail and the cockpit separate from the fuselage with the pilot on board really highlights a major cockup in your maintenance program.|
Don't blame maintenance. The longerons were incorrectly manufactured and the flaw was not found during manufacture.
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