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AP/U.S. Air Force

Detractors say the F-35 stealth fighter, the costliest military plane ever, is destined to go down as one of the biggest follies in aviation history. But it may have found a savior: deep-pocketed U.S. allies hungry to add its super high-tech capabilities to their arsenal.

The program marked a major success last month when Japan chose it over the Boeing F/A-18 and the Eurofighter Typhoon as a replacement for 42 aircraft in its aging air force. It was the F-35’s first victory in an open-bidding competition, though countries from Britain to Israel previously made commitments and others are expected to follow. View full article »

BRITISH WWI FIGHT PLANE LANDS ON NYC ROOF

TheBlaze

There’s an odd attraction perched atop the roof of 77 Water Street, a 26-story office building at the southern tip of lower Manhattan — a World War I fighter plane. Well, it’s an exact replica anyway.

And why would someone build a miniature runway and park the historic aircraft 26 floors above the Big Apple? View full article »

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