31 Dec '17, 7am

#LockheedMartin markets ‘beast mode’ F-35 that doesn’t exist https://t.co/Y106lHPeWu

There's one problem, though: no such plane or mode exists. The "beast mode" F-35 depicted on the company's website shows the aircraft carrying 14 AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles and a pair of AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles for air superiority missions. The only problem is that "such a plentiful missile carrying configuration" does not actually exist, the Drive reported Thursday. Lockheed Martin F-35 in 'Beast Mode' The F-35 packs four air-to-air missiles in its internal weapons bay. At some point in the future, the military plans to increase internal air-to-air missile capacity to six, but even plans for this modest expansion are tentative, the Drive notes. "Not only has this configuration not been tested, but as far as we can tell it isn't even slated for development in the foreseeable future," the report states. The F-35 was touted as a cost-effective, powerful fighter jet more soph...

Full article: https://sputniknews.com/military/201712291060420704-lockh...

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