MIDDLE CLASS $1+ TRILLION RIPOFF BY MILITARY CONTRACTORS FOR PURE FOLLY OF F-35 JET – SCAM BEGAN IN 1996 ALMOST 20 YEARS OF FAILURES
F-35 = Lifetime Operating costs for USA MIDDLE CLASS of $1 Trillion = Includes Cost overruns of $167 BILLION before a single mission.
USA FUNDS THIS $TRILLION BOONDOGGLE BUT NO MONEY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE OR FOR MAIN STREET REVIVAL OR FOR FOOD STAMPS OR FOR LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED OR TO PAYBACK MONEY ROBBED FROM AMERICAN FUNDED SOCIAL SECURITY FUND
“$1.5 Trillion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Can’t Fire Its Own Gun Until 2019” by Dave Majumdar, The Daily Beast January 2, 2015
F-35 JET SCAM = $400 BILLION CANNOT SHOOT WEAPONS UNTIL 2019 = DOUBLE ORIGINAL COST = CORPORATE WELFARE SCAM COSTING MIDDLE CLASS
F-35 SCAM = Plagued BY MASSIVE COST OVERRUNS = CORPORATE WELFARE + REPEATED DELAYS AS CORPORATIONS RAKE IN $BILLIONS ON THIS SCAM.
F-35 SCAM = Problems with the jet’s engine CAUSED F-35 to be destroyed by fire on takeoff in early 2014.
JSF = CAN carry HIGH COST LIMITED AVAILABLE BOMBS = Pair of Raytheon AIM-120 AMRAAM long-range missiles and a pair of bombs + Carry 1,000-pound satellite-guided bombs or 500-pound laser-guided weapons = Weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.
SOFTWARE FAILURE = “No gun until…slated for release in 2019, but who knows how much that will slip?” = 8 MILLION LINE COMPUTER CODING DISASTER.
F-35 = PUSHED BY Pentagon ESTIMATING 2,443 JETS BUT EXPERT SAYS THEY WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ONLY 500 LIKE OTHER PENTAGON FAILURES.
F35 = SUPPOSED TO REPLACE A-10 Warthog plane + Lockheed F-16 multirole fighter + F/A-18 Hornet carrier-based fighter + Boeing AV-8B Harrier II jump-jet = BUT UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN = WILL BE SCRAPPED ANS SOME NEW BOONDOGGLE WILL REPLACE IT!
Lockheed Rakes in $BILLIONS on COST-PLUS F-35 BOONDOGGLE as software to fire the gun that shoot 3,300 rounds/minute fails = F-35A version can carry just 180 rounds for the gun.
F-35 with 220 rounds = NOT enough. “So, about good for one tactical burst…Hope you don’t miss.”
F-35 = Lack a cannon to help out infantrymen under fire in close air support.
F-35 = Lacks ability to mark a target or attack enemy forces in “danger close” situations = “Lack of forward firing ordnance…is a major handicap.”
F-35 = Lacks rockets
F-35 = PUSHED by Air Force Command to do the close air-support mission from high altitudes using satellite-guided weapons. = FAILED TO DELIVER
F-35 = “GPS munitions are equally useless when dropped from an aircraft when the pilot has near zero ability to track the battle with his own eyes.”
F-35 = Less maneuverable than enemy fighters like Russian Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker = F-35 will not likely survive such a close-in skirmish + “The jet can’t really turn anyway, so that is a bit of a moot point.” = TOO heavy + won’t accelerate fast enough to get back up to fighting speed.”
F-35 = Bottom line = Only useful for beyond visual range missions = Entirely reliant on long-range air-to-air missiles.
F-35 = FAILS for any short-range, dogfighting missiles like the Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder when it’s in a stealthy configuration.
F-35 = “will not have a large enough air-to-air [missile] load to be on the leading edge” of an air battle in any case.
F-35A = Only has 180 rounds for gun = There exists NO plausible tactical air-to-air scenario = Weight of heavy GUNS ARE WORTHLESS = Get rid of them = Deeply troubled program.
F-35 maker = “Lockheed Martin is clearly…scrambling to keep their collective noses above the waterline…a moment of desperation.”
The F-35 Fighter Jet Is A Historic $1 Trillion Disaster
F-35 = 2014 JULY supposedly big month = International debut at UK Air Show = USA + UK would have something to show for $400 BILLION COST = A functioning version HIT all-too-typical stumbling block as Air Force suspended all F-35 flights after planes caught on fire before takeoff.
F-35 = DELAYED TO 2019 = NOT likely to ever be scrapped = Too many countries that have invested time and money into the program = An aircraft that is “too big to fail” despite