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F-35s grounded by spares shortage

Dave 15

Re: Let's make planes that can't fly......

The only issue with the real thing was the landing gear - everything else worked, and worked damned well. Even the landing gear allowed landings, although it obviously did need some strengthening work.

As for reliability in general, don't forget we didn't lose any Harriers, or even have any Harrier 'down time' during the Falklands war.In fact they have proved to be be one of the more reliable planes in the Gulf

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