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Mjölnir
10-26-2015, 12:13 AM
Air Force Times: http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/10/25/f-35-helmet-6-ounces-too-heavy/74467222/

The F-35 helmet is back in the news again after Defense News, sister publication of Air Force Times, reported that F-35 pilots weighing less than 136 pounds were grounded due to concerns with the plane

UncaRastus
10-26-2015, 12:53 PM
I have never seen a 136 pound officer with a 22 1/2 inch neck, such as I have. Put them there pilots on weight training, and a protein rich diet! That way, they can be called Pilot Neck. Just sayin'... ;)

UncaRastus
10-26-2015, 01:23 PM
I can hear it now. 'This helmet is too heavy'. 'It doesn't match with my handbag'. 'It makes my butt look huge'. 'But the old steel pot was like 10 pounds, and we are pilots. We demand a lighter helmet'. 'It doesn't really do virtual reality.I can't 'see' my video games'. 'They won't let me wear it to that Halloween party'. 'I thought that it had lasers built into it. If I can't destroy my CO for making me wear it with a built in laser, I am not wearing it.' 'This hatty thingy messes up my hair'. 'Why doesn't it have those very cool WW1/WW2 goggles attached'.

And, 'Black is the new black. I likes it.'

Bos Mutus
10-27-2015, 02:12 PM
“Today our helmets weigh about 5.4 pounds, so we’re talking about six ounces of weight to get out of the helmet,” Bogdan told the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical air and land forces Oct. 21. “We need a lighter helmet, it’s as simple as that.”

Seems like it would be a lot easier to pack a few pounds on the pilots...

Salty Old Dog
11-09-2015, 02:44 PM
Wait....we're talking about the F-35! How is it not built that the pilots would never have to eject from it??

That would imply imperfections in the trillion dollar program aircraft!! :rolleyes:

UncaRastus
11-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Salty Old Dog, you must face towards the Pentagon and kneel, 5 times per day, while mumbling "All Hail The Pentagon And All That Practice Their Dark Deeds Within It".

But you knew that, right?

Rollyn01
11-09-2015, 11:32 PM
The most interesting part:

"But Dan Grazier, with the Project on Government Oversight, questioned why the military was spending money on a complicated technological fix to an easily solved problem. If the military is concerned about pilot visibility, then it should have made it easier for pilots to see from the cockpit rather than trying to allow them to see through the cockpit, he said."

Seriously, what happened to technology being an extension, not a replacement, to the warfighter? Might as well just make the cockpit completely transparent if looking beneath the craft is of such prime importance.

UncaRastus
11-10-2015, 02:15 PM
Rollyn, you know that the F35 can do vertical landings. The reason for the 'see through' cockpits are because of when a tired Marine is finally allowed to go home, the pilot must be able to 'see' the parking space in front of his apartment.

Rollyn01
11-10-2015, 02:32 PM
Rollyn, you know that the F35 can do vertical landings. The reason for the 'see through' cockpits are because of when a drunk Marine is finally allowed to go home, the pilot must be able to 'see' the parking space in front of his apartment.

Fixed that for ya. And Happy Birthday to all of you Marine fucks who don't give a shit about anything less that getting the job done.

UncaRastus
11-10-2015, 02:36 PM
Ummm ... thanks, Rollyn ... :rolleyes:

UncaRastus
11-10-2015, 02:36 PM
duplicate post

UncaRastus
11-10-2015, 02:44 PM
Also, that usable feature can be used by female pilots looking for the lady's head. And to find unicorns.

Bos Mutus
11-10-2015, 04:07 PM
Might as well just make the cockpit completely transparent if looking beneath the craft is of such prime importance.


Also, that usable feature can be used by female pilots .

Besides, if the cockpit was transparent, the crew chiefs would be trying to look up their skirts all the time...

Rollyn01
11-10-2015, 04:42 PM
Besides, if the cockpit was transparent, the crew chiefs would be trying to look up their skirts all the time...

If they look anything like Catharine Bell, I wouldn't blame them. :p

UncaRastus
11-10-2015, 04:45 PM
You guys! No respect for the dames! :o