Good News, the F-35 Is One Tough Dogfighter

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Good News, the F-35 Is One Tough Dogfighter

In June 2015, War Is Boring summarized a leaked official test report detailing a mock dogfight between a U.S. Air Force F-35 stealth fighter and an F-16, one of the planes the new F-35 is supposed to replace.

The dogfight did not go well for the F-35, which couldn’t accelerate or turn fast enough to keep up with the F-16. “The F-35 was at a distinct energy disadvantage,” the stealth fighter’s pilot — a former F-15 flier — wrote in his report.

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