F-35 achieves 50 degree Angle of Attack

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  1. LurkerBaba

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    An F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft rapidly expanded its high angle of attack (AOA) test envelope to its 50 degree limit in only four flights during recent flight testing here. F-35A test aircraft are limited to AOAs of 20 degrees until their controllability is proven at a higher AOA limit of 50 degrees. The ability to rapidly progress to the maximum AOA indicates a sound aerodynamic and flight control system design. High AOA testing will continue on the F-35A for several months testing the capabilities of all design loadings and the flight control system.

    Lockheed Martin � F-35A Achieves Maximum High Angle Of Attack Limit In Four Flights

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    Good. Now they need to achieve that with the F-35C.
     
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    I don't think it is any surprise with such a powerful engine. But the real concern is how it handles maneuvers in AoA. The poor airframe design is not going to enable it to fly well in this regime . All you can expect is a quick look to shoot.
     
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    If an enemy ever sees and F22 or F35 some one make a bad mistake.
     
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    Boeing had secretly continued work on a new version of the X-45, fighter-style killer drones. As a matter of fact they could be being built right now. My understanding these are autonomous, that in combat they wont even be controlled by humans because humans are too slow to react.. That they can handle more then 25 Gs and of course are smaller and more stealthy even then the F22 and F35. It is said they can work together and coordinate attacks.
     

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