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The Pentagon's New List Of F-35 Bugs Is Predictably Awful

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the most expensive military program in the world, so it should be no surprise that the F-35 aircrafts are loaded with powerful weapons controlled by powerful computers. Unfortunately, the guns don’t fire yet, and the computers still don’t work right.


Australia Should Buy F-22s, Not F-35s, Says Retired RAAF Wing Commander

A submission to a Senate inquiry into the feasibility of Government’s planned purchase of at least 72 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets says that the multirole planes will be instantly outmatched in air superiority by the airborne wings of competing countries in the region like China and Indonesia, and will fare even worse against future threats. It suggests — hypothetically — that Australia instead push for the F-22 Raptor, a jet that the United States has never sold to even its closest military allies.


Watch The First Australian F-18 Super Hornet Get Built From Beginning To End

Video: Each F/A-18 Super Hornet carries a sticker price of about 60 million dollars and requires a whole lot of work to put together. This fun time lapse video shows the entire building process of the first Australian F/A-18, and you can see where a lot of that money goes. To transform scraps of metal into a flying war machine will always be an impressive feat of engineering (and will always be cool to see).


Fantastic Photo Of A F-16 Flying Perfectly Straight Up In The Air

Image Cache: This here is one helluva shot. The F-16 looks suspended in space and time, perfectly perpendicular to the ground and the horizon while shooting straight up to all that is holy. The vertical pose reveals the weaponry on its underside and the super slick manoeuvre shows just how incredible these aeroplanes are. Great, great photo.


Watch A F-16 Take Off And Immediately Shoot Up 15,000 Feet In Seconds

Video: Wow, this is beyond incredible. Here’s footage of an F-16 launching itself 15,000ft (4572m) into the air in less than 45 seconds. It’s basically a vertical straight shot and you get to see how high — the fighter jet looks like its suspended in air for a moment there — the aeroplane goes and how small the rest of the world looks in what is essentially the aircraft’s rear view. It gets so high that you half expect it to like, fall back to Earth.


Awesome Photo Of A F-15 Being Refueled From The Air Fuel Tankers Perspective

Image Cache: What a view. Here’s a KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling a F-15 in the air from the perspective of the air tanker. Actually, it’s almost like seeing the whole process from the perspective of the boom, as we see the probe arm reach into the receptacle. It’s such an awesome angle.


What It's Like To Be Inside The Cockpit Of An A-10 Thunderbolt When It Flies Over The Desert

Video: Here’s a video from inside the A-10 Thunderbolt as it flies through Arizona. The perspective is really cool because you get to see how the world looks from inside the aircraft and see things flip and turn sideways too. It also totally looks like it’s flying over Mars or something.


Here's What It's Like To Rent A MiG-29 To Fly You Above The Clouds In The Stratosphere

Video: It’s good to be rich. Because when you’re rich you can easily justify the $US18,000 necessary to rent — yes, rent — a MiG-29 fighter jet that will take you on the flight of your life to the edge of space. You fly above the clouds in the stratosphere at 70,000 feet (21,300m) in the air, you reach supersonic speeds, you hit 9Gs, and you get to experience weightlessness. The best part though? You get to take control of the MiG-29 too. This is probably the best experience money can buy.


Cool Photo Of Fighter Jets Flying Over An Aircraft Carrier

Image Cache: This photo shows US Navy fighter jets flying side-by-side with Chilean Air Force fighter jets next to the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. It’s like seeing little ducklings follow the big mama duck, only these are sophisticated weapons worth millions of dollars.


F-18s Against A Wall Of Fire Totally Look Like They're Escaping Explosions

Oh, nothing to see here. Just two F-18 fighter jets sitting there, looking cool… while a giant wall of fire blazes on behind them. The photo was taken at the 2015 Air Show at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. It also looks like it could have been taken from explosions. Or hell.


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