Well, the F35 has been asked to do quite a bit. I don’t know a lot about it, but in time it may be a great aircraft for what it was designed to do.
That still doesn’t mean the F22 wasn’t needed.
I know you weren’t trying to make that point, and I appreciate you mentioning McInerney was not a big F35 fan. I’d like to think he’s wrong, but he may be dead on target.
Too many tradeoffs, too many compromises.....it was painful....ugh. There is a dvd on the painful project's development.
A competition between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. Fun to watch if you're an aerospace engineer