Originally posted by: Brie
Originally posted by: charrison
The carrier version, stovl and normal version are supposed have over 80% common parts and training.
But this wasnt the original intention which was to have the exact same plane. Then have a special one for stovl...then one for carriers. ... I agree with SuperTool that it is mediocre in most areas since it was designed to meet the minimum requirements for all branches. If we wanted to save money we should reorganize the way we handle parts (really bad imo) not reorganize our airplanes. Also for me JSF will be invalid when any of the branches wants a new plane like the F-22. Why waste the time and money if we are going to diverge again in a few years.
The original intention was never to have identical aircraft. The US and the British always envisioned different models.