American Gripen: The Solution to the F-35 Nightmare

American Gripen: The Solution to the F-35 Nightmare

by David Archibald


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In place of the long-delayed, heavy and expensive F-35, the U. S. military has a better alternative, the Saab Gripen multi-role fighter aircraft. The F-35 is the world's largest weapons program, but it has attracted little in-depth analysis to date, apart from the Pentagon Director of Operational Test and Evaluation reports which, year after year, point out the aircraft's show-stopping failings and shortcomings. Becuase we are all paying for it, American Gripen was written to provide the buying public a complete understanding of the F-35's whys and wherefores in the context of military aviation. It is a call to action. We will all be much safer when the F-35 program is dead an buried.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941071533
Publisher: The Armchair Adventurer
Publication date: 12/14/2016
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Born Of a Yak
Fighter Aircraft Design
Design Considerations
How To Win In Air-To-Air Combat
Sentient Bomb Truck
Acquisition Cost
Operating Cost
Distributed Aperture System-EOTS
Pilot Training
Injury on Ejection
Block Buy Contract
Verification Simulation
Why Not The F-16?
What's Wrong with the Raptor?
Enter The Gripen
The Value Proposition
In The Beginning
Gripen E
The Economics of Fire Support
The Two Types of War from Here
The History of Air Support
Longer Range Fire
The Cost Imperative
The China Match-Up
China's Motivations
Regime Legitimacy
Chosen Trauma
Being Recognized as Number One
Humiliating The Neighbors
Strategic Window
Great-State Autism
President Xi Jinping
Japan and the United States
Chinese Threat Signalling
The East Asia Theater
The Rand Report on War with China
The Economic Match-Up
The Rand Report of 2008
How the War will be Conducted
Chairman Mao's Time Bomb
Step by Step, Here's How to Fight China
Historical Background
Energy-The Sixth Ring
Internal Transportation Network
Refining Sector
Strategic Interdiction
Infrastructure Degradation
Distant Interdiction
U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Guidance F-35A
Why the F-35 is Needed: Aging Fleet
The Emerging Threat Environment
Proliferation of Advanced Threat Capabilities; Near-Peer Competitors
We fight as a Coalition
The Attributes of the F-35-Lethal, Survivable, and Adaptive
Coalition Interoperability
Shared Situational Awareness through Fusion
Electronic Attack
Addressing Criticisms: Maneuverability
F-35A High Angle of Attack Operational Maneuvers
Test Articles
Mission Execution
Energy Maneuverability
Pitch Rate
High Angle of Attack
High Angle of Attack Blended Region
Guns Defense
Buffet & Transonic Rolloff (TRO)
Rearward Visibility
Conclusion and Recommendations
Oslo Embassy Cable on the F-35
The Lessons Learned
Coalition Air-to-Air Victories in Desert Storm
Coalition Fixed-Wing Combat Aircraft Attrition in Desert Storm
Defense Sector Contributions to Members of Congress-Top 20

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