BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Israel’s new F-35I Adir fighter jet ((AKA “Mighty Ones) is unlike any stealth warplane ever seen as it was specifically modified to cater to the IAF’s needs, a report from the National Interest publication said last week.

According to the report, the Israeli F-35I will possess two different external fuel tanks to extend the jet’s range, with the first one being a 425-gallon underwing tank made by the subsidiary Elbit.

“These could be dropped when approaching enemy airspace (the pylons holding the drop tanks would reportedly detach as well so as not to compromise stealth), or used for missions in which stealth isn’t necessary,” the National Interest claimed.

“The IAI wants to co-develop with Lockheed bolt-on conformal fuel tanks which “hug” the F-35 airframe so as not to compromise stealth and aerodynamics,” they continued.

Israel has already put their F-35 stealth jets to the test during a bombing mission in northern Syria last May.

The Israeli Air Force bombed an Iranian base near the Aleppo Governorate town of Al-Safira on May 9th, 2018, shocking many in Damascus as it was not detected by their air defenses throughout the mission.

Israel’s use of the F-35 in northern Syria marked the first time that any country had used the warplane in a combat mission.

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Diego Prendergast
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Diego Prendergast
2019-03-18 17:38

They will have to modify it for use against civilians in Gaza.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:18

No interest to do so : main usage is to go closer to targets in contested airspaces, e.g. shooting an anti-SAM battery AGM-88E HARM against S-400 without risk.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:21
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

For Hamastan, IDF should consider propeller light gunship : it’d be much cheaper than helicopters. No interest at spending big to exterminate Qaedan cockroaches like Hamas.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:31
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Note : S-400 radar ranges 150km on stealth objects, so does AGM-88 😉

Gryz
Gryz
2019-03-18 21:00
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Yeah riiiiiight… And of course, S-400s complexes are notably renowned for : – Their total lack of ECCM and self-defense means such as chaff dispensers, Shorter-ranged Pantsyr-M2s or Tor/Buks batteries, decoy emissions capabilities, or state-of-the-art agile frequency hopping patterns preventing stable lock-on from HARM missiles. – Being left ON all the time to allow any F-35 crew to know exactly from where to come and get a stand-off lock-on. -Without any other more discreet, forward, passive or active detection apparatus such as IR sensors or OTH radars, or VHF-band Nebo-like systems that has been having the ability to detect an… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:25

If IDF wants, I can provide them specs for the perfect aircraft to deal with al-Qaeda’s Hamas. It would freaking hurt while minimising collateral damages 🙂

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:27
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

And this wouldn’t be expensive to buy/use while able to do better than A-10 for the 10th of F-35 price 🙂

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:29
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Unlike many here, I don’t discriminate between shitlamist terrorists : I want to help them becoming happy in Allah’s paradise 🙂

Gryz
Gryz
2019-03-19 01:13
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Oh que si mon cher 🙂 stop the usual bs mate, we all know you. You loved all those Salafi splinter groups that comfortably lived under IDF air cover and Israeli Intelligence support for so long while occupying Quneitra. And you rejoiced every time Tsahal took down any Syrian force trying to dislodge them from there, don’t be silly , it’s all there, and unlike you we got a good memory 🙂

Pink
Pink
2019-03-19 11:03
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Netanyahu gets my German salary if he kills Assad.

lenhard
lenhard
2019-04-09 17:58
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he duitser ,dankzij jullie merkel zitten wij met al die vluchtelingen,dankzij jullie welkom welkom cultuur.en jullie vertrouwen merkel ook nog.jullie zijn knetter gek daar in duitsland .

Pink
Pink
2019-03-19 11:00
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

American whores will crumble.

Leon
Leon
2019-03-18 17:24

What a load of c**p!

slavonac
slavonac
2019-03-19 00:08

Ahhhh, the new shiny toy for killing more Palestinians and all at no expense from the friendly nations of US. There is no lack of humor(un-intended) in claims they (the US) are the main piece negotiator between Israel and Palestine, let see how many innocent women and children will they slaughter with these so far un-proven plains

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-03-18 18:46

Anything F-35 can do, Rafale does it better… And it’s on par with F-22 at air superiority 😉
Lockheed makes aircraft to syphon maximum money. Dassault makes aircraft to kill maximum enemies.

Pink
Pink
2019-03-19 10:59
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

Like Boeing MAX, the maximum amount of dead crew members.

Dutchnational
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Dutchnational
2019-03-18 20:24

This put an end to the assumption that S300 will contain IAF. Unsurprising though.

Turds smell
Turds smell
2019-03-19 03:56
Reply to  Dutchnational

The S-300 was not in idiot Dutch idiot.

Gil
Gil
2019-03-19 04:27
Reply to  Dutchnational

but the S-300 is not active yet in syria

Love to Israel
Love to Israel
2019-03-19 05:29

Even if communist Russia build the s’-1000000i Israel can hit the Chinese and Russian air defense systems any day or night

Notonato
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Notonato
2019-03-19 14:57
Reply to  Love to Israel

Hi idiot. Russia is not the USSR and it certainly is not communist. Stop your public lies.