F-35 Lightning II Essay | Joint Strike Fighter : How to Build a Better Fighter with Less Money

This student essay consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis of Joint Strike Fighter .
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Joint Strike Fighter : How to Build a Better Fighter with Less Money

Summary: This is an analysis of the design process of the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter. The essay talks about the different approach taken to designing the JSF in relation to previous fighters. The essay also talks about the innovative ways the JSF will be more economical than previous fighters without a loss of performance.
In 1939 Great Britain was in desperate need of a fighter that had the ability to escort bombers deep into enemy territory. In response to this need, North American Aviation developed what would become known as the P-51 Mustang. Between the years of 1940-1945 North American Aviation manufactured over 15,000 North American P-51 Mustangs for both Great Britain and the United States. Over the span of just six years, North American designed, tested and produced enough P-51 Mustangs to change the course of the air war in Europe (MustangMustangs). At a cost of about $500,000 for each Mustang in 2002 dollars (remember, these are just basic propeller driven airplanes with a machine gun), it is no surprise that defense spending during these years was approximately 90% of the total federal budget (Cordesman, 1999). Today, defense spending makes up about 15% of the total federal budget...

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