What’s interesting - why can different aircraft not be designed that use at least a base of same parts (weapons, propulsion, and other parts), while still having two distinct aircraft (or more)? What is the suppose logic behind a SINGLE aircraft that supposedly can be all things to all branches and purposes?
“Whats interesting - “
I seem to recall that there were a lot of F-16 parts used in the F-117. Is that true?
The airframe for Navy aircraft has to be built MUCH stronger
with WAY more flexible landing gear to withstand a lifetime of carrier landings.
It’s stupid to have all that weight of airframe and landing gear on an Air Force version taking away useful payload from fuel and weapons.