Home » RIP (Almost) F-35 and F-22: These Are the Planes That Nearly Took Their Place

RIP (Almost) F-35 and F-22: These Are the Planes That Nearly Took Their Place

Built to the same specifications, the X-32 and the F-35 had relatively similar performance parameters. Deciding to compete on cost, Boeing designed the X-32 around a single-piece delta wing that would fit all three variants.

Combined into one posting, this is two of our most popular articles merged into one post for your enjoyment.

The X-32:

The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the air forces of many US allies. Boeing served up the X-32; Lockheed the X-35.

The Pentagon chose the F-35. Given the struggles of the last decade with the Joint Strike Fighter, it’s impossible not to wonder about what might have been; what if DoD had gone with Boeing’s X-32 instead, or with some combination of the two aircraft?

Related Topics:

#f35 #f22 #f23

Please help me to 200,000 subscribers.
Please promotion and don’t forget to subscribe to this channel.

The massive THANKS YOU to everyone for watching and all of your support!

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.