F-35 Lightning II: Busting Myths - Episode 3 - YouTubeThe F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is the largest defense program ever created. The effort to produce 3 variations of the aircraft is billions of dollars over budget and a minimum of 5 years behind schedule. At least 10 countries will purchase an estimated 3,100 of the controversial jets through 2035.
The tiny nation of Denmark, seeking to replace its venerable 48-strong F-16A Fighting Falcon fleet, is purchasing 27 F-35As. And the nation's militaries, the Forsvaret, are displaying just what the plane can do.
The twelve minute video is slicker and far more fascinating than any other F-35 video produced to date. The video commemorates a Royal Danish Air Force F-16 (nicknamed "210") lent to the F-35 program. A "chase" plane, 210's role is as wingman to check airplanes as they are executed their rates at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.
While the video is typically about the flight test assistance, it likewise includes some incredible video. The video includes low-level flight, AMRAAM air-to-air missile launches, Joint Directed Attack Munition precision-guided bomb drops, as well as aerial shooting the F-35's three-barrel gatling weapon.
The most amazing video is of the high angle of attack/out of control screening, when the F-35 flies listed below stall speed and begins to fall out of control. The F-35 pilot is still able to point the nose where he or she desires it, guaranteeing he said the airplane can resume and recuperate flight-- on nearly any heading. It's a hell of a trick, and one that makes sure to come in helpful earlier or later on.