@Buzzbomb I understand what you are getting at, dude.
I actually understand WHERE you are coming from.
But… the fundamental issue is that in F4.0, the “F” stands for “Falcon”.
This IS an F-16 simulator.
It is a study-sim; not a sample sim.
The dedicated avionics already show that.
I mean… if we haven’t gotten an A-10 or F-18 in the past 20 years, how can you imagine that we would implement a classified 5th gen. aircraft, let alone have THAT as the way forward…?
Again - I get what you are saying, but - you are NOT talking about BMS or F4.0
You are talking about F35.0.
I think it is a case of apples and oranges, and YOUR oranges are GOOD and FINE…!! Your choice of Aircraft is no less valid than mine.
I just feel that you can’t say the next logical progression for the apple is to be sold as an orange.