Monocolumn: US’s Lighting Fighter Plane Fails To Electrify The World

Monocolumn: US’s Lighting Fighter Plane Fails To Electrify The World
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The US’s stealthy new fighter plane, the F-35 Lightning II, was designed to electrify the defence world and put every US-friendly air force beyond their enemies’ reach for decades to come.

Monocle
  • 30 november 2010

Monocolumn- US’s Lighting Fighter Plane Fails To Electrify The  World

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The US’s stealthy new fighter plane, the F-35 Lightning II, was designed to electrify the defence world and put every US-friendly air force beyond their enemies’ reach for decades to come. While this may yet happen, the Lightning has struggled to set the aviation world ablaze, falling years behind schedule and running horribly over budget as its developers battle to get the three different variants of the complex plane to work.

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