Written by Dabney B. on Monday, January 30th, 2012
The F-35 has many advantages that have made it the go-to aircraft. Its relatively low production costs and air-to-ground flexibility gives purchasers plenty of bang for their buck. Some researchers, however, are arguing that the F-35 will not be up to snuff when pitted against other next-generation aerial fighters, particularly those being engineered by the Russians and the Chinese.
This had led to speculation as to whether or not a fourth F-35 variant might be necessary. It might be a worthwhile investment to design an F-35 model that would be more suited to aerial combat. This new model would need to be lighter, faster, and capable of carrying more missiles in order to counter the potential threat of Chinese and Russian super-fighters.
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