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  • initialism military, US Short Take Off and Vertical Landing

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Examples

  • How much will the F35 be able to carry in STOVL mode?

    Matthew Yglesias » Mark Bowden, Atlantic, Shilling for the F-22

  • "While we are still behind on our overall STOVL variant testing, we are working through a plan to get us back on track."

    Cost Cutters Fix Sights on F-35 Fighter

  • Well I see that the first F-35B (STOVL version, designated BF-01) made its maiden flight in June of this year.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Gen. Amos has urged Mr. Gates to spare the F-35B, also known as a short takeoff, vertical landing, or STOVL, aircraft.

    Cost Cutters Fix Sights on F-35 Fighter

  • Enter the JSF: single engine (the Navy hates that), only a little more advanced than the Raptor (the Air Force hates that), and reliant upon a STOVL variant that has to eject its pilot automatically if it something breaks, beccause otherwise the pilot dies (everyone hates that, including the Marines.)

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  • "I had an opportunity to sit down with the secretary of defense about 10 days, two weeks ago, and tell him about the importance of STOVL aviation for the United States," he told reporters Tuesday.

    Cost Cutters Fix Sights on F-35 Fighter

  • Nor will the STOVL capability, a Marine Corps do-or-die requirement, ever let the F-35B operate impromptu close to the grunts in the foxholes.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: A Tale of Two Pigs

  • Fletcher and Guadalcanal, wanted to replace aging Harriers and conventional F/A-18s with 609 short takeoff vertical landing (STOVL) JSFs that will operate from big-deck amphibious assault ships if need be.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: Joint Strike Fighter: We Were Told This Would Happen

  • The winner of the JSF "competition" will be determined by a fly-off demonstrating only low-speed handling, STOVL capability, and producibility with at least 70% parts commonality; the YF-22 supersonic cruise demonstrator demonstrated aerodynamics of high-speed, high-G maneuvering, and high alpha, low-speed maneuvering in mock dogfights.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: Joint Strike Fighter: We Were Told This Would Happen

  • Similarly, the F-35, already overweight, has suffered serious structural weight penalties to accommodate the Navy's much larger wing and carrier landing requirements as well as the Marines 'fattened Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) fan-carrying fuselage midsection with its shrunken bomb bay.

    Winslow T. Wheeler: A Tale of Two Pigs

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