Can F-35 carry nuclear bomb?
German defence minister says the country will replace its ageing Tornado bombers with F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Germany will replace some of its ageing Tornado bomber jets with United States-made F-35A Lightning II aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, according to the country’s defence minister.
What is a B61 gravity bomb?
The B61 nuclear bomb is the primary thermonuclear gravity bomb in the United States Enduring Stockpile following the end of the Cold War. It is a low to intermediate-yield strategic and tactical nuclear weapon featuring a two-stage radiation implosion design.
Can the F-35 hover?
No, it cannot, at least there is no reason for it to do so… A) The stick while in “hover mode” does not control the pitch/roll of the aircraft, but the forward/lateral position of the aircraft. This means that the aircraft can only shoot forward in a level attitude, it can’t pitch up/down to hit a target.
Is the F-35 a good aircraft?
If you add some historical context to the development of military aircraft you see daunting realities. Firstly, the F-35 is actually doing quite well for such an ambitious project. In fact, some of the criticism for what has been described as “delays” may actually be the F-35 program’s primary drawback: too much caution.
How good is the F-35?
The F-35 jet is generally thought to be stealthier than Lockheed’s F-22 Raptor — arguably the gold standard for fifth-generation stealth performance — from the front, offering an RCS so low that it is often compared to that of a metal golf ball. This makes the F-35 jet an apt choice for penetration missions deep into enemy airspace.
Is the F-35 really a fifth generation fighter?
The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter , combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)
What you should know about the F-35 program?
1. The F-35 program is a military weapons program to design, build, and maintain the F-35 , a single-engine, single-seat fifth-generation joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft. When completed, the F-35 aircraft will be the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter jet.