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The simple fact is, 12g fighters can be built.
A major limiting factor of fighter aircraft design is the need to accommodate incompressible, low speed, flow for take-offs and landings.
If , instead, the aircraft is built in 2 pieces, the aircraft can be designed for entirely compressible flow; allowing the wings to have a lower aspect ratio. Fighter wings limiting design point is torsional stiffness, the lower profile ratio allows stiffness to be maintained by deepening the airfoil thickness and reducing the skin thickness. To sustain higher gloadings, the pilots would have to wear water filled suits. The second part of the aircraft would be a !ifting wing for take-offs and landings, which would separate in flight. It all may sound insane but the engineering works.
Minimally, test aircraft should have been built 50 years ago.

I can show the basic design if anybody is interested:

YouTube/drochmhada/The f-35 is useless. (1 short or 4 long videos)
Where is the video?
 

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F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina
https://www.cnn.com/profiles/ryan-browne

US military's most expensive jet crashes 00:32
Washington (CNN)A US Marine Corps F-35B crashed Friday in Beaufort County, South Carolina, near Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort, a US military official told CNN.
The pilot ejected safely and is being evaluated for injury, according to the official.
While the jet has experienced mishaps in the past, a US defense official told CNN that this is the first time an F-35 has crashed.
The Marines confirmed the incident later on Friday in a statement, saying the "pilot safely ejected from the single-seat aircraft and is currently being evaluated by medical personnel. There were no civilian injuries,"


The statement said that the jet belonged to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
"The cause of the crash is under investigation," it added.
The F-35B joint strike fighter conducted its first-ever airstrike on Thursday.

The F-35 stealth jet has been called the most expensive weapons system in history, and its development was beset by multiple delays before it was deemed combat ready.
Earlier on Friday the Pentagon announced a new contract for the next batch of F-35 aircraft, saying that the plane's contractor, Lockheed Martin had agreed to a reduced price.
The announced per-unit price tag for the Marine Corps F-35B was $115.5 million.
The F-35B is the only version of the aircraft that is able to land vertically like a helicopter. It can also take off in a much shorter space than other fighter jets.
The new contract means the price for the Air Force's variant of the jet, the F-35A, fell below $90 million for the first time.
 

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The most costly or not, lot's of faults or not it doesn't matter - F-35 is bought and it will be bought by other countries. Considering all these, Belgium is the 13th country, which is joining the F-35 programm. The overall price of the 34 fighters procument is 4 bln. euro.
 

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The most costly or not, lot's of faults or not it doesn't matter - F-35 is bought and it will be bought by other countries. Considering all these, Belgium is the 13th country, which is joining the F-35 programm. The overall price of the 34 fighters procument is 4 bln. euro.
If I understand correctly, a faulty fighter jet is ok!
 

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If I understand correctly, a faulty fighter jet is ok!
The idea is that though so many people are now talking about this all the time and everywhere, the programm itself develops and joining more and more countries. For sure, according to the latest investigations practically more than 1000 problems were revealed, but at the same time it's definitely clear, that F-35 is not a washing machine - it's a highly sophisticated solution. As every sophisticated solution it needs time for debbugging.
 

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Japan has officially decided to buy vertical takeoff F-35B Lightning II. According to the open sources, the government has decided to procure the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter aircraft wich coulb be opearted from a modified Izumo class ship and Island bases. Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun previously reported that the government may buy up to 40 F-35B vertical takeoff stealth fighters from the US that could operate from helicopter carrires, island bases and commercial airports. The F-35B can also take off and land conventionally from longer runways at major bases.
 
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