Posted by cool_ambo on March 14th, 2016 | Comments Off on Stealth
You have stealth when you don’t get noticed
while entering one’s property,
shouting on your bullhorn,
You in there,
We’ve got you surrounded.
Come out with your hands up.
Or we’ll get in and tie your hands up!”
All kidding aside now,
stealth has something to do with being
surretpi, sureppti, surpereptiti,
The F-35 is not only a stealth fighter,
it is a dream fighting machine.
It incorporates everything that a pilot
would wish for in a fighter plane.
It is so much of a dream that the price of
developing one has also been a dream.
And yet, this could have been completed
and commissioned at a much lower cost
had the stealth feature been dropped.
What for you need stealth?
Everything now depends on which pilot
sees the enemy first.
The F-35, I say, still can be seen as it approaches.
It uses lots of fuel if it goes high to escape radar.
It is very noisy if it flies at treetop height to escape radar.
The one feature that this may be useful in winter regions
is the Vertical Takeoff and Landing.
But since this procedure requires the lifting force
directly from the engine and not from the wings,
the plane consumes a whole lot of fuel
even from a single-engine plane.
The Canadian pilots will still insist
on flying twin-engine fighters.
Bombardier will have to modify the F-35 jets
to suit Canadian specifications.
When done, Bombardier might be able
to sell the modified F-35
for all intents and purposes.