Certainly better than why cant aall passengers have ejector seats on airliners - which ive encountered frequently
I once asked a pilot boss of mine if he'd ever thought he was going to die in an aircraft. He replied he hadn't, but I then asked him what he thought he might do if he did. He replied 'stick the control column up my arrse, it wouldn't help but it would give the Board of Inquiry something to think about'.'I've often wondered that myself.
Although only because it would make Air Crash Investigation on National Geographic a bit less formulaic than it's become...
Out of interest, what is our ASM of choice now ? By that I mean cripple a frigate job from OTH. Do we still hold Harpoon?
One good prop? Sheepskin flying jacket and a gong for the pilot, pleaseView attachment 508460A Marine F-35 fighter jet crashed in California following a mid-air collision with a Marine refueling plane that later landed safely.abcnews.go.com
Read the 'future' bit:I am aware of that, however that would seem a bit simplistic, in what appears to be a complex weapon system. Hence my question, hopefully you are right and this will be a block upgrade as opposed to an entirely new weapon.
Carrier aviation in general has received a big boost from the F-35’s carrier capabilities.
Lockheed Martin has now been contracted by the US DOD to conduct aircraft carrier trials of the F-35’s for potential international operators.
Current F-35A customers, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and South Korea, have all expressed keen interest in the F-35’s carrier capabilities.
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Lockheed Martin to conduct aircraft carrier trials of its F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for...www.janes.com
What is interesting is the recent boosting of Naval aviation strike capability for Japan, S Korea, Singapore and Australia who are, together with the US and UK becoming increasingly concerned over China’s increasing belligerence in the S China Sea, and it recent threats to invade Taiwan.