Tuesday, November 30, 2010

JSF engine too big to be transported to carriers

Navy Times has reported that the size of the F-35 JSF's engine would render it impossible to ferry additional engines to a Nimitz-class carrier at sea in the (admittedly rare) event one was required. The F135 engine would not fit onto carrier-capable transport aircraft and it is too heavy to be transferred from ship to ship via underway replenishment

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