F35 as best fighter, the Philosophy of New & Fear of the Unknown…

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People are always afraid and resistant to new things. People always like to believe that they “know better” and that their old things are better than their new ones…

USAF has started using its new multi-role aircraft F35. The new fifth-generation aircraft of Lockheed Martin has many high-tech features that make it much more advanced than other aircrafts. However many people (F-16 and F-15 people?) critisize the new aircraft as too heavy, as not too maneuverable, as not too fast…

Is it really a problem that F-35 cannot turn as tight as F-22? Is it really a problem that it cannot achieve supersonic flight without afterburner? Is it really a problem it is not as light as F-16?

Well, seeing things out of perspective is always bad. If it did not have EO DAS (Distributive Aperture System), HOBS (High-Off-Bore-Sight) missiles or the full 360 degree warning system, advanced radar and advanced computer, those MIGHT be problems, yes…

In any case when was the last time a fighter’s success was defined by how much it can fly at Mach 2 while turning? When was the last time an airfight was determined by the “mine is bigger than yours” logic? How many times Mirage 2000s have defeated F-16s in the skies of the Aegean? What does this mean? How many times did Eurofighters beat F-22s in Red Flag? [Air International, September 2012] What does this mean again? That the all too slow all too not-stealth all too not ready Eurofighter is better than the all-too-superfast and super-agile F-22? No…

No ?!?

Airfights are not won like playing cards…

Airfights are not won by comparing characteristics and finding out which one is bigger…

Let us not be lost into the “bigger the better” logic of modern time. Let us not be so narrow minded.

No.

You will not win an airfight because your AoA is 10.2 and mine 9.7 …

And let us not forget that airfights are won by well trained fighter pilots and well prepared airplanes, along with some of the most recent developments in technology. F-35 has the latter, but not (yet) the former…

Modern aircrafts rely on electronics. This is the future.

And in any case aircrafts are part of an Airforce which must know how to use it. Yes, thinking more holistically is good not only in philosophy but in aircraft operations as well. This applies to all aircraft. Why not for F-35 as well?

Just wait and see…

Pilots which fly it already love it.

Someday F-35 will be old enough to win the hearts of people as well…

PS. And guess what: I too think that the “old” Star Wars is better than the new ones. But my son will think otherwise. Am I getting older? Am I becoming a F-16 lover? Can I accept a new F-35 in the skies?

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been the Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. Spiros has a diploma in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Advanced Materials' Technology, an MBA in Decisions' Science, a phD in the use of conductive polymers in PCB industry and is still learning. He also worked as a technical advisor and a researcher in the Advanced Materials sector for many years in the past. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs ever that is perfect for educational purposes. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy, as well as the philosophy of the irrational. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. Since our thought is dictated by our assumptions, the only way to free it and know cosmos as it is, is to think irrationally and destroy everything we have built. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans. We should stop thinking in order to think. Credo quia absurdum! View all posts by skakos

6 thoughts on “F35 as best fighter, the Philosophy of New & Fear of the Unknown…”

    1. skakos – Athens, Greece – Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community [Codeproject]. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector studying the use of PPy in the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!
      skakos says:

      I really like it when people just ridicule things they don’t like by simply applying characterizations to them. It just shows their lack of arguments…

    1. skakos – Athens, Greece – Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community [Codeproject]. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector studying the use of PPy in the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!
      skakos says:

      Indeed…

      1. No creo que la Ciencia, con mayúsculas, sea un dogma. En su esencia está dudando y comprobando y revisando de si misma. Cuando el hombre tallaba piedras ya estaba haciendo ciencia. Aún así estoy de acuerdo en contra de todos los dogmas; sobretoto porque detrás hay interese financieros y políticos.
        Saludos.

      2. skakos – Athens, Greece – Spiros Kakos (or Spyros Kakos or Spyridon Kakos) [Σπύρος Κάκος] is a thinker located in Athens, Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community [Codeproject]. He is the creator of Huo Chess, one of the smallest micro-chess programs. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector studying the use of PPy in the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!
        skakos says:

        Science searches based on her own dogmas… Read the “Religion and Science unification” article. Or it’s Spanish translation at http://harmoniaphilosophica.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/unificacion-de-ciencia-y-religion-hacia-una-ciencia-religional/.

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