F35C...How Much !!!!

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  1. fastmongrel

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    Well when you have fixed cost allocated only over fewer units than it will be more expensive. I am surprised that the USN is buying so few of them.
     
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    We cannot afford them.
     
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    Ooohhhhh kay then...at that price, the Airforce, the Marines and the Navy only get one each.
     
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    If the Canadian government is still seriously thinking about buying these, I will personally bring the government down.(and if CSIS is monitoring this, I'm just kidding). I'd write more but someone just knocked at the door, I'll be right ba
     
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    Well ok Geo, Canada can have one also.
     
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    Nor can we but the government hasn't had the balls to cancel the order yet. It is "under review".
     
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    I cannot seriously believe the USMC have bought this gold plated Turkey. I thought the Marines were the sensible guys who left the fancy stuff to the USAAF and USN.
     
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    Let's see....how many Lancasters, Spitfires, Mosquitoes etc., etc., do I get for a F-35.....hmmmm.....
     
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    Oh, please, please, let a saner head in our government prevail and let us by a more affordable option. The F35 is overrated and overpriced for us.
     
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    #13 beaupower32, Aug 5, 2014
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    The U.S. DOD announced an agreement aimed at reducing the price of an F-35 to the equivalent of today's 4th generation fighters by the end of the decade known as Blueprint for Affordability on July 10.

    The U.S. government has stated the projected cost of an F-35 purchased in 2018 will be $85 million. That’s the equivalent of $75 million today.

    More than $500 million reduction in concurrency costs over the first five production lot contracts.

    Unit costs have dropped more than 55 percent since the procurement of the first production aircraft.

    The average aircraft unit cost for an LRIP 6 aircraft is approximately 2.5 percent lower than LRIP 5 aircraft. An LRIP 7 aircraft has an average unit cost approximately six percent lower than LRIP 5 aircraft.

    LRIP 6 Aircraft Costs (not including engine):
    23 F-35As CTOL - $103 million/jet
    6 F-35B STOVL - $109 million/jet
    7 F-35C CV - $120 million/jet

    LRIP 7 Aircraft Costs (not including engine):
    24 F-35As CTOL - $98 million/jet
    7 F-35B STOVL - $104 million/jet
    4 F-35C CV - $116 million/jet

    The website that it was posted on, I wouldnt believe. Here are the numbers I have, and are no where close to what they are talking about. This is as of 29 July 2014
     
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    #14 FLYBOYJ, Aug 24, 2014
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    Didn't one crash just recently?
    Still, too many gimmicks on it that can malfunction, internal weapon bay(?) etc...
     
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    NOPE! One had an engine fire that the press made look like a nuclear meltdown.
    It has a lot of "stuff" added on to it, some of this at the direction of the Pentagon (check out the article and see the different configurations planned for this aircraft, with and without operational weapons bays). Remember, these are just options and not all operators will use some of these goodies.
     
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    Just remembered something regarding the '35, never bothered to read any further, too modern and ugly.... :lol:

    What is it Murphy's Law say about 'stuff' break down? Instead for just the missile malfunctioning, you've got them there doors that can leave your *rse hanging over the fence as well... :lol:
     
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    Oh Jan, you're so nostalgic, LOL!
    That could be said about anything in a modern aircraft, that why we test the sh!t out of them and identify the flaws now, but the modern media either dosents understand that or chooses to ignore it.

    Every modern fighter has it's bugs that needs to be worked out, the F-14 crashed on one if it's first flights! Imagine if that happened to the F-35 today!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfM5FxnWPm4
     
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    You couldn't shout it out any louder could you!? :lol:

    True, Gripen crashed twice, one crash was in Stockholm, not the best of publicity, eh? :lol:

    Still, doesn't matter how much you test.....Murphy will find a way, he always will! :lol:
     
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    YUP!!!
     
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