- May 26, 2005
- Tend do walk the 40 meters from my bed to lecture.
The F-35 isn't said to have stealth, it's said to have "stealth capabilities". Which is different. Better than no stealth ability, but it's not really an F-22 or a B2.What they didn't mention was that said top speed was unloaded and with no payload (No missiles, bombs, external tanks etc). But the most important key detail that most of the "critics" have ignored is the F-35's stealth capability. In a hypothetical dog fight, the JAS would have an AMRAAM or JSM coming for it before it ever detected the F-35. Which makes it a better air superiority fighter than anything short of the F-22. The F-35 is a multi role fighter, not a dedicated bomber or air superiority fighter.