| Cgreuel wrote:|
|no !!! how could they lol.. ok thx man.. how about any info on those aircraft if you have any.. thx|
The F/A-18E/F (referred to as the Super Hornet) is quite new. It is a newer, larger version of the F/A-18A/B/C/D. As the designation tells you, it is a fighter and an attack aircraft, so you can do both air-to-air and air-to-ground operations.
The F-35 (referred to as the Joint Strike Fighter) is still in development, but is suppose to go into operation in 2010 (I believe). It is truly a next generation fighter aircraft, and it will server the USAF, USN, Marines, NATO, and various US allies. It is a low-observability aircraft (stealth) with the most advanced sensor suite of any aircraft I've ever heard of.. The plane flies on auto-pilot basically the entire time, and it needs to, because the pilot spends all his time gathering information from the aircrafts sensors. Really the only reason there is even a pilot in the cockpit is because we lack the bandwidth to securely send all the information down for someone to remotely control. The F-35 will have a normal variant, a carrier variant with larger wings, and a STOVL (short take off and vertical landing) variant.
These two aircraft are hugely different; the F-35 will be stealth, much faster, with much better sensors, and probably much more leathality and survivability. However, unlike the F-35, pilots of the F/A-18E/F will really be piloting the aircraft.