F-22 and F-35 Would Never Have Happened (Had These Planes Been Picked Instead)
The National Interest -

Robert Farley

Security, Americas

We break them down.

Chosen in 2001, the F-35 went on to become the largest Pentagon procurement project of all time, and one of the most beset by trouble. The X-32 escaped all of the most significant challenges to the F-35. The X-32 never faced decades of testing and redesign; it never saw massive cost overruns; it was never subjected to an endless series of articles about how it couldn’t out-dogfight an F-16A. Nostalgia for what might have been is common in...

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