X-32 & X-35

Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:09 am

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.

RE: X-32 & X-35

Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:38 am

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.


RE: X-32 & X-35

Sat Jun 16, 2001 4:08 am

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)?
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RE: X-32 & X-35

Sat Jun 16, 2001 5:02 am

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.
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RE: X-32 & X-35

Mon Jun 18, 2001 4:25 am

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.
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RE: X-32 & X-35

Thu Jun 21, 2001 1:39 am

bacause there is no number specification will see later

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