- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Zenith Press; First edition (November 20, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0760317925
- ISBN-13: 978-0760317921
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ultimate Fighter: Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Hardcover – November 20, 2004
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But that's exactly what Lockheed Martin is building in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Perhaps trying to build is a better term. It looked like possible in 2001 when the contract was let. By 2004 the plane had gained weight and the lift wasn't quite there to take off vertically.
This is a great book. It is mostly on the details of the competitive designs being proposed by Lockheed Martin and Boeing. For five years these two companies worked on the design of the fighters they were proposing, even to building flying prototypes. Reading the book gets you deep into the design effort, the philosophies of the two companies, and the politics involved. You know more about the F-35 than you imagined possible.