Jan 11 2013

F-35 Operational Test & Evaluation FY2012 report

Gepubliceerd door JSFNieuws.nl om 19:21 onder Global F35 News

US Department of Defense report of Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, FY2012 Annual Report, january 2013 17-page section on the F-35 lists a surprising and unexpected number of design and production problems that emerged during the past year’s flight testing, including new airframe cracks; an average availability of less than 35%; vulnerability to PAO and fuel fires; delamination of surface coatings; lowering of performance (for example, acceleration time from 0.8 Mach to 1.2 Mach is increased by at least 43 seconds); severe transonic buffeting, and other issues.

US Department of Defense report of Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, FY2012 Annual Report, january 2013 The can be found here : LINK F-35 OT&E FY2012

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