Do you remember the F-35A spin recovery chute? It turns out it helped the JSF achieve High AOA and be a better dogfighter

This device was particularly important to develop one of the most important capabilities of the F-35.

As explained by Major Morten “Dolby” Hanche, a Royal Norwegian Air Force test pilots with 100 hours in the F-35, currently serving as an instructor and as the Assistant Weapons Officer with the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona, the JSF is not that bad at 1 vs 1 dogfighting. And one of the most positive characteristics of the ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.