How F-35 is destroying USAF (and other air forces)

F-35 is the latest technological wonder-weapon of United States Air Force. It is advertised as a “do-it-all” LO fighter, which is supposed to carry out a list of diverse missions, such as interception of enemy aircraft, fleet defense, tactical bombing of static targets, close air support, ground interdiction, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering, acting as a forward air controller, carrying…

Military aircraft costs

F22 (costs are inflation-adjusted): 1988 – 60 million USD per plane flyaway (est.) 2005 – 258 million USD per plane 2006 – 361 million USD per plane (177,6 million USD per plane flyaway cost) 2008 – 177 – 216 million USD per plane flyaway cost 2009 – 218 million USD flyaway (3. month), 250 million…