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2019-06-04 Science & Technology
The Big F-35 Flaw That Won't Be Easy to Fix
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Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [384 views ]  Top

#1 Biggest flaw is that it's "Too complicated", it's much harder to make something simple enough, but no more.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-06-04 02:55||   2019-06-04 02:55|| Front Page Top

#2 The F-35 is a camel!

(A camel is a horse designed by a committee.)

Most of the coding is mostly garbage codes. the ideal code is one that is as small and streamlined as possible and still do the job.

Basically it's a flying Swiss knife, trying to do everything and failing at them. sometime a buck knife is all you need to get the job done.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-04 04:27||   2019-06-04 04:27|| Front Page Top

#3 Having worked on a systems integration project that involved the Navy, Air Force and Army I can tell you that, since this plane was targeted for everybody, the turf wars were insane.

Each sub-routine in the system had inter-service fights you wouldn't believe. Oh yeah, this was a logistics system.
Posted by AlanC 2019-06-04 07:52||   2019-06-04 07:52|| Front Page Top

#4 Basically it's a flying Swiss knife, trying to do everything and failing at them. sometime a buck knife is all you need to get the job done.

Bean counters (and prolly mission planners) love the one-size-fits-all concept because it simplifies their job. A purpose-built tool will always kick ass over some multi-role thingie. Hell, one-size-fits-all doesn't even work for socks.

For an amusing movie on this whole process, watch The Pentagon Wars - the story of the (de-)evolution of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-04 16:28||   2019-06-04 16:28|| Front Page Top

#5 When the bean counters' imperatives drive the mission, disaster awaits.
Posted by charger 2019-06-04 19:35||   2019-06-04 19:35|| Front Page Top

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