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User currently offlineMezza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1299 times:

Do these aircraft a a VTOL capability I've read that they will replace the AV-8.

What is their desgined role and what other aircraft will they replace in US service.

Will their speed and agility enable them to match other fighters like the SU27 or 5th generation fighters.

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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1249 times:

Yes, I believe both have VTOL capability. As a JSF, they will be carrier compatible and will likely replace the Harrier.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

the JSF will replace the Harrier,1st gen hornet,f 16, a 10. It is to provide a all mission platform as the F 22 will likly provide air supiriority (SP)?

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13606 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

Both aircraft have a VTOL version, using different methods to achieve it. However, that's also the most expensive version which will be built is the smallest numbers. As the customers for VTOL are, so far, only the USMC/RAF/RN this version could be cancelled.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Each aircraft is being built in 3 versions:
1) CTOL version for use from normal airbases. This is for the USAF and most export customers
2) Carriercapable CTOL version. This is basically the same as 1) but with strengthened gear and tailhook for carrier ops. For US Navy and USMC. Potential export customers are currently extremely limited.
3) STOVL version. For use by USMC and Royal Navy and Air Force to replace the AV-8 and Harrier. Potential export customers are current Harrier operators and anyone aspiring to join the club.

Unit price goes up as you go down the list, while performance goes down (a bit) due to increased weight.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineFireblade From Portugal, joined Feb 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1211 times:

bacause there is no number specification will see later

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