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(YouTube)   Footage of first F-35B nighttime take off and landing tests looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie   (youtube.com) divider line 14
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2013-04-06 08:30:12 AM
7 votes:

Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x199]


i49.tinypic.com
2013-04-06 01:03:50 AM
4 votes:

GAT_00: These things first flew at the end of 2006.  How the fark does it take 7 years to progress to night landings?


It was hard to get the CGI right.
Millions of dollars in DoD funding and many interns were sacrificed.
2013-04-06 10:51:32 AM
2 votes:
Health care for all Americans?:  Freedom: America, Bootstraps eleventy, libtard!

Billions wasted on the F35:  I got a chubby, get your purty mouth over here, libtard.
2013-04-05 11:55:03 PM
2 votes:

basemetal: I wonder what kind of fuel consumption that is when doing vertical landings or hovering.


probably a lot less than for this guy


i780.photobucket.com
2013-04-05 11:44:41 PM
2 votes:
images.tzaam.com
2013-04-06 11:05:21 AM
1 votes:

Dansker: Some of us Europeans have actually contributed to the development:


Yes, I know. The US has let you buy in to the tune of 10% development cost, giving you access to one of the most advanced pieces of military hardware in the world at a fraction of the cost we are paying for it. The reaction of you yuropoors has (of course) been to scream bloody murder about program costs and repeatedly threaten to cancel all funding and future buy orders. It's almost as if you desperately want to remain a military power with world influence, while simultaneously shuffling off all the costs and negative externalities onto the US.....

LewDux: Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x199]

[i49.tinypic.com image 368x516]


You. I like you. Enjoy.
2013-04-06 10:46:37 AM
1 votes:

lewismarktwo: spawn73: Elegy: [i.imgur.com image 300x199]

Europe is a continent, not a country.

Anyway, I know Americans tend to have massive inferiority complexes. But, what the hell are you talking about?

No no no, (US) Americans have superiority complexes, it's Canadians that have the inferiority complex.


Not in the slightest. It's a common misconception like saying the terrorists involved in 9/11 crossed the border from Canada into the United States. It was repeated over and over, and it's total bullsh*t. The average Canadian, like the average American, doesn't walk around saying "gee. I wish we had lots of military hardware and were just like Americans". Quite the opposite. Most Canadians don't trust Americans. We view you as openly hostile towards our country and trust you as far as we can throw you. We see your messed up economy, your messed up gun laws, your messed health care, welfare and retirement models as somethings to be avoided at all costs. Most of us think your politicians are antangonizing nut jobs who are out to screw the rest of the world out of anything they can get for personal gain. We see your war in Iraq as an illegal campaign and a war for oil that benefitted Cheney and Bush and friends. We see your bailout of the banks and car companies as enriching the rich and screwing the poor. The list is endless. And you and your fellow Americans are really seriously deluded if you think even for a fraction of a second we're jealous of anything (except maybe having warm weather in the winter in your southern states) you have....Dude. Do you get it? We're rich. You're poor in every sense of the word. Ever see anyone wishing they were poor? Actually, at best we tolerate you because we have too, not because we want too.
Is that clear enough? I'm sure there are millions of people who want to be Americans. They're just not from Canada.
Oh, and just for the hell of it. Your country is almost completely dependant on us for oil. You may not like it, but without us. Your economy would come to an end within 90 days.
Have a nice day pants.
2013-04-06 09:05:15 AM
1 votes:
Although my rational brain thinks "what a boondoggle!", the little kid inside is screaming and cheering "That was AWESOME!!!"

We're in the pipe, five by five.

colonialmarines.wikispaces.com
2013-04-06 06:57:00 AM
1 votes:

MurphyMurphy: muck4doo: MurphyMurphy: muck4doo: So, next conflict we get in just use nukes instead?

/Why is fark so full of stupid people?

Apparently you aren't familiar with the finer points of nuclear deterrence strategy.

It not only has defined our role as a superpower in the 2nd half of the 20th century, today and will well into the future.... it's also responsible for the global power distribution we have today and is likely the only reason the U.N. didn't see the same fate as the League of Nations.

It's a minor topic probably not worth you looking into or understanding.

You're right. We should have just nuked Pakistan when we wanted to kill Bin Laden.

So you have no frame of reference here, Donny.

You're like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie and wants to know...


No no. I see your point. We got lots of nukes. That's all we need. Spending money on planes and stuff isn't necessary.
2013-04-06 05:30:22 AM
1 votes:
Hey, Kim Jong Un, we're looking at you, Motherfarker!
2013-04-06 01:58:58 AM
1 votes:
Thank god we're prepared to defeat the 21st Century Soviet Air Force.  Damn, I was worried they were getting a tech leap forward on us.

Whew!
2013-04-06 12:57:31 AM
1 votes:
These things first flew at the end of 2006.  How the fark does it take 7 years to progress to night landings?
2013-04-06 12:42:44 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-06 12:34:52 AM
1 votes:

Krymson Tyde: If this is what they're letting the world see I wonder what they really have.


They're letting the world see this so that the countries who bought into the program don't renegotiate their contracts.
 
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