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F-22 and F-35 pilots "can just build a really smart tactical plan and do a really good job minimizing my comms ... That’s what fighter pilots do."
F-35s focus on stealth, not dogfighting. "If you get into a dogfight with the F-35, somebody made a mistake. It's like having a knife fight in a phone booth."
A test pilot called the F-35 carrier configuration "the most powerful concentration of combat power ever put to sea in the history of the world."
The F-35Bs on the decks of the US's small carriers, and soon the US's big carriers, naval warfare has changed forever.
Russia's Su-57 is still in a theoretical stage with few airframes built and new engines and weapons integration sorely lacking, but the F-35 is ready to sell.
The US Navy has put to sea the first-ever F-35 aircraft carrier — and it’s a big warning to China and North Korea
The US has beaten China, Russia, and the entire world to the punch with a navalized stealth fighter that can fight for air superiority from an aircraft carrier.
Former F-35 pilot explains how the US Marine Corps’ version makes China’s ‘carrier killer’ missiles irrelevant
"If you're looking at warfare two-dimensionally, you're looking at it wrong," said David Berke. "You don't beat me in a boxing match 'cause your arms are longer."
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New F-35 pilots are "going to be your best, most effective tacticians," Berke said. Legacy pilots are "never going to be as good as them."
South Korea is looking into an aircraft carrier full of F-35s, which would be a nightmare for Kim Jong Un
F-35Bs in South Korea would present a nightmare scenario for North Korea, where rudimentary defenses and radars can't hope to spot the stealth jet.