The F-35 Can't Run On Warm Gas From A Fuel Truck That Sat In The Sun
The F-35 program continues to work through a litany of problems, but this one is almost laughable. According to the USAF, the troubled fighter cannot use gas from standard green colored USAF fuel trucks if it has been sitting in the sun. Considering that these jets will most likely find themselves operating in the desert or in somewhere in the scorching Pacific, this is a big problem.
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CF-105 Avro Arrow Sept 9,2012- The Harper Conservatives quietly dismissed a Canadian company's plan for an alternative to the plagued F-35 program. The alternative aircraft can fly 20,000 feet higher than the F-35, soar twice as fast and will cost less. The jet in question is the storied CF-105 Avro Arrow - the project designed, produced & tested more than half a century ago, before the government suddenly cancelled the program & ordered all data destroyed, sparking an enduring political…
The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter program. The F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. The United States plans to buy 2,443 aircraft. The F-35 variants are intended to provide the bulk of its manned tactical airpower for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy over the coming decades. Deliveries of the F-35 for the U.S. military are to be completed in 2037