It’s called the F-35, and it’s the most expensive fighter plane ever made. Uncle Sam picked up the tab on the promise that it would be the “next generation” fighter jet guaranteed to maintain America’s air superiority.
So if you’re a fan of our military, or hate to see taxpayers’ money go to waste… you may want to look away now.
Military blogs exploded this week with the news that previously classified reports show the F-35 got licked when it went up against the F-16 in a simulated dogfight.
The F-16, don’t forget, was first manufactured when Richard Nixon was in the White House.
An anonymous pilot, who tested the F-35 in January, says the new, TRILLION DOLLAR aircraft has a poor pitch rate, an energy deficit, and a helmet that makes it tough to look backwards.
The F-35 just couldn’t keep up with the old, trusted F-16, which actually weighed more than the new, fancy-pants aircraft.
As the news broke, the Joint Program Office for the F-35 issued a statement saying that the intent of the fighter is to destroy threats before a close-range dogfight is needed.
So yeah, take that as confirmation that YOUR trillion bucks has bought a plane that can’t handle a dogfight.
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