RIP (Almost) F-35 and F-22: These Are the Planes That Nearly Took Their Place

RIP (Almost) F-35 and F-22: These Are the Planes That Nearly Took Their Place Built to the same specifications, the X-32 and the F-35 had relatively similar performance parameters. Deciding to compete on cost, Boeing designed the X-32 around a single-piece delta wing that would fit all three variants. Combined into one posting, this is two of our most popular articles merged into one post for your enjoyment. The X-32: The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the air forces of many US allies. Boeing served up the X-32; Lockheed the X-35. The Pentagon chose the F-35. Given the struggles of the last decade with the Joint Strike Fighter, it’s impossible not to wonder about what might have been; what if DoD had gone with Boeing’s X-32 instead, or with some combination of the two aircraft? Related Topics: #f35 #f22 #f23 Please help me to 200,000 subscribers. Please promotion and don't forget to subscribe to this channel. The massive THANKS YOU to everyone for watching and all of your support!
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