And that's not even covering the mess the software is in.the F-35B, the Marine Corps’ model that can take off like a plane and land like a helicopter, revealed “significant findings” of cracking in engine mounts, fuselage stiffeners, and bulkhead and wing flanges, according to the document. A bulkhead actually severed at one point, it states
The main com[;aint was communications. and copatable systems. Easy peasy. You could install those systems in my truck for Pete's sake!From a US perspective they wanted some common planes but now there are distinct airframes, sort of ruins the purpose of the JSF program.
<P>The last great Canadian plane that I know was the scrapped CF-105 Arrow project it was supposed to be near Mach 3 interceptor