Fleet Air Arm Aircraft: F-35 Lightning Ii, Agustawestland Aw101, Westland Lynx, Supermarine Seafire, Westland Sea King, Bae Sea Harrier Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155193342

Published: August 13th 2011

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154 pages


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Fleet Air Arm Aircraft: F-35 Lightning Ii, Agustawestland Aw101, Westland Lynx, Supermarine Seafire, Westland Sea King, Bae Sea Harrier  by  Books LLC

Fleet Air Arm Aircraft: F-35 Lightning Ii, Agustawestland Aw101, Westland Lynx, Supermarine Seafire, Westland Sea King, Bae Sea Harrier by Books LLC
August 13th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 154 pages | ISBN: 9781155193342 | 10.12 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 66. Chapters: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Lockheed Martin F-35 LightningMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 66. Chapters: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II procurement, British Aerospace Sea Harrier, AgustaWestland AW101, Westland Lynx, Supermarine Seafire, Westland Sea King, Blackburn Buccaneer, Harrier Jump Jet, AgustaWestland AW159, Joint Combat Aircraft, Joint Force Harrier. Excerpt: The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability.

The F-35 has three main models- one is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the second is a short take off and vertical-landing variant, and the third is a carrier-based variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. JSF development is being principally funded by the United States, with the United Kingdom and other partner governments providing additional funding. The partner nations are either NATO members or close U.S. allies. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin.

The F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. The United States intends to buy a total of 2,443 aircraft for an estimated US$323 billion, making it the most expensive defense program ever. The United States Air Force (USAF) budget data in 2010, along with other sources, projects the F-35 to have a flyaway cost from US$89 million to US$200 million over the planned production of F-35s.

Cost estimates have risen to $382 billion for 2,443 aircraft, at an average of $156 million each. The rising program cost estimates have cast doubt on the actual number to be produced for the U.S. In January 2011, the F-35B variant was placed on probation for two years because of development problems. In Fe...



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