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The Insane Engineering of the F-35B

  • Published on Jan 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Real Engineering
    Real Engineering  Month ago +22

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    • Pradeep Kannan
      Pradeep Kannan 7 hours ago


    • Pradeep Kannan
      Pradeep Kannan 7 hours ago

      Good morning my

    • Pradeep Kannan
      Pradeep Kannan 7 hours ago


    • Brian White
      Brian White 24 days ago

      @cladarreon battle It's a solar hybrid blimp It's designed specificly for this jet!!

    • Brian White
      Brian White 25 days ago

      @cladarreon battle My flying aircraft carrier is a blimp. It runs on a hybrid of solar and jet engines. I designed it to be as fast and effeicent as possible! But what would it be without weapons It's fully armed with Cannons, Anti aircraft missiles, and Flares!!

  • kRe4ture
    kRe4ture Month ago +8110

    Props to your animator/animation team, it‘s insane to see how the channel developed over time

    • febe`omni beep boop
      febe`omni beep boop 22 days ago

      its called sponsor money, as they are basically selling the product

    • Rainer Sherwood
      Rainer Sherwood 26 days ago

      @Moto Joe lol at believing a single word out of O’Niels mouth

    • Bik Dhaliwal
      Bik Dhaliwal Month ago

      Fantastic video because of the information and the animation

    • Moto Joe
      Moto Joe Month ago

      I remembered when the stealth blackhawk was revealed on the UBL raid I was like. No shit, we're just just scratching the surface of what we know. Rob O'Neil described it when he saw it like what you see in transformers movie.

    • Ryan Gibson
      Ryan Gibson Month ago

      Props to the research and the writing! That is truly the difficulty. Just not as sexy.

  • AnimatorofAnimation
    AnimatorofAnimation Month ago +313

    The radar jamming string thing reminds me of a technique the allies used to avoid sound guided torpedoes in WW2. They just basically just tied a big speaker (or some sort of sound emitter) to a cable on the ship that reached some distance behind it when thrown, so the torpedo would just follow that instead of the ship. They basically rendered a state of the art high end piece of military equipment useless with just a speaker and some string

    • Deaglàn
      Deaglàn Month ago +4

      Sounds like something the British did tbh

    • Car Jac
      Car Jac Month ago +6

      I believe this is the stuff you're referring to.

  • Dan Hughes
    Dan Hughes Month ago +234

    Just as David Attenborough is my voice of Natural History, Brian has become my voice of Engineering. Such a great channel with top quality content.

  • Alex Rain
    Alex Rain Month ago +156

    I’ve been very critical of this plane but I respect how far it has come and see why it’s our flagship. The future is not about how hard you fight, it’s about processing info.

    • alpacaofthemountain
      alpacaofthemountain 20 days ago

      A person changing their opinion on the internet? IMPOSSIBLE

    • JustKeith
      JustKeith 22 days ago +4

      @RW Dang!! Maybe you should warn all the countries that are clamoring to buy them. Apparently the generals and pilots are brain dead. I'm sure they can use someone with your technical expertise, and someone with your decades of experience in this matter.

    • Burningarrow
      Burningarrow 22 days ago

      Of course you changed your mind, you've watched enough propaganda

    • JustAlpha
      JustAlpha 24 days ago

      I've always been skeptical about the media's negative portrayal of this jet, but ever since I tried using it in VTOL VR, I instantly began to fall in love with it. Nowadays, if I join the Air Force, I'd fight to get a pilot slot for one of these suckers. :)

    • Kemp Odle
      Kemp Odle Month ago

      @Lucas Grey yeah that’s why the F35A is cheaper to produce than the F15 now

  • CovertAssassin
    CovertAssassin Month ago +216

    This is one of the best Clip-Share videos I have ever seen. The production value, vast wealth of information presented, and the way you delivered that information were all absolutely top notch!

    • febe`omni beep boop
      febe`omni beep boop 12 days ago

      @StrikeWave lol, the correct question would be, what is the militarily industrial complex and how is it intricately connected to the rest of the major institutes and entities in the world resulting in a complete hegemony ?
      Considering the recent economic workings FED actions etc etc, you should be having a hunch right about now unless you are still 16 and havent experienced enough to realize.

    • StrikeWave
      StrikeWave 13 days ago

      @febe`omni beep boop promotional advertisment for what? the military? what does pharma have anything to do with it?

    • febe`omni beep boop
      febe`omni beep boop 18 days ago

      Its not a youtube vid, its corporate sponsored promotional advisement. Welcome to the wonderful world of the pharma arms and informational complex that is this society.

  • Rick Osborne
    Rick Osborne Month ago +59

    This is an incredibly well-made video. And I'm not just saying that as an F-35 fan. I worked at LM on 2 of the systems that go into it, thought I was pretty well-versed on the F-35, and I still learned things here. Great job.

  • TechThatLasts
    TechThatLasts Month ago +2737

    The fact they can not just engineer this, but actually manufacture it at scale is insane.

    • Kitty Cat
      Kitty Cat 2 days ago

      ​@Internet is interesting at the end of the day, both yak141 and F35B are compromise. Both cannot take on conventional fighters of their time.

    • Kitty Cat
      Kitty Cat 2 days ago

      The fact that it costs an insane amount of money to build. And China has shown the ability to detect it and intercept it using J20 over the East Sea. US F35 and the AWACS never saw the J20 coming. China is using the interception video for pilots recruiting.

    • Michael King
      Michael King 25 days ago +1

      ​@Internet is interesting not at all russia copied the harrier jet. The yak only ever existed because they were inspired by harrier

    • Andrej Premk
      Andrej Premk Month ago

      ​@Internet is interesting REALLY ??? "The Yak-141 multi-role fighter did not enter production. The funding for this program ceased in 1991 after a landing accident on the aircraft carrier, when one prototype landed during excessive side wind and was badly damaged."
      Tough job, writing lies all day long.

  • wiltbloococo
    wiltbloococo Month ago +73

    This video is by far the best military tech video I’ve seen. It has the perfect combination of real footage, animations, and diagrams. I learned about capabilities I never knew exited before - like that radar missile countermeasure. I also liked how the explanation of the phased radar array included destructive interference so we could get an idea of the underlying physics. Overall all these details help you actually imagine how amazing using an F-35 would feel. Really appreciate all the work Real Engineering put into this one.

    • repliesgpt . com
      repliesgpt . com Month ago

      👏 Wow! You really accurately summarized the complexity and straightforwardness of this video. Impressive!

    • drafura
      drafura Month ago

      Getting the 'unparalleled' situational awarness with hud in the helmet is already an old technology that existed for decades now, a F16 pilots in the 90's could already lock AA targets just by looking at them. Datalink is also an old tech. Well most of the F35 techs are pretty old and overpriced... Did you said it was by far the best military tech you've seen ?

  • J. No
    J. No Month ago +54

    Finally, a worthy video about the f-35. Thank you so much for making this! I've watched every serious f-35 video on Clip-Share as well as all the bootleg ones, and this is by far the best one I've ever viewed. It's actually the first time I'm hearing about the sensor that's deployed through fiber optic cable too. Avoid missile detection. Outstanding video. Your effort is really appreciated

    • Jerzy Szmal
      Jerzy Szmal Month ago

      ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ 500/100 Absolutely RIGHT! I agree with text 500%

  • Flake
    Flake 11 days ago +1

    This was EXCEPTIONALLY well detailed, and explained in laymans terms. You're incredible at this!

  • panelman84
    panelman84 Month ago +68

    As a member of the Lockheed Martin F-35 team, I want to thank you for a great presentation!👏

    • Doug D
      Doug D 21 day ago

      Did you get to fly in its simulator?

    • Skywatcher
      Skywatcher Month ago

      I mean no disrespect but what's your response to these gentlemen clip-share.net/video/mxDSiwqM2nw/video.html clip-share.net/video/8kssZua8MVc/video.html

    • Phil
      Phil Month ago +1

      @krovi very bad

    • krovi
      krovi Month ago +7

      hows the mpg compared to a civic

  • D. SMITH
    D. SMITH Month ago +21

    Wow,you all did some obsurd amount of homework, simply unbelievable and unheard of thru a youtube platform, I don't even know how you got some serious indepth information, and then the visual effects and graphics layered throughout is a serious feat,and the narrator has the perfect pitch and tone! It's awesome guys,bravo,it's crazy good!

    • Bob Moser
      Bob Moser Month ago +1


  • Daanvm
    Daanvm Month ago +1541

    The 3D modelling and animations are incredible, absolutely love it

    • TheSorrowLand
      TheSorrowLand Month ago +1

      What software is used for the rendered parts?

    • Pupper Gump
      Pupper Gump Month ago +1

      ​@Dave Maverick Unjustified invasions will make you an enemy to most.

    • Dave Maverick
      Dave Maverick Month ago

      gotta love how he implies that russians are the enemy... just cant hide his military industrial complex biases

  • Sean Dao
    Sean Dao 19 days ago +14

    As an aerospace engineering student, this video is incredible. Not only your team is able to break down all the technical details into just a 20 min video, the animation is absolutely stunning

    • chinogixxer750
      chinogixxer750 19 days ago +1

      Nice! Stick with it. As a current aerospace engineer and former student who has worked in the industry now for fifteen years, I appreciate the insane amount of work that you are going through right now. Trust me, it will all be worth it!

  • Roman BdK
    Roman BdK Month ago +3

    This channel never ceases to impress. Even documentaries made by big companies rarely achieve this level of production quality. Glad I subscribed to this channel.
    If I may suggest a topic I would love to see covered; a video about the insane engineering of the F22 Raptor would be amazing.

    EFFIONG EPHRAIM Month ago +3

    I really love the way you explain technical things and still make it very interesting.
    F35 B is a marvel of engineering with quite a wonderful range of possibilities.

  • SloppyDog
    SloppyDog Month ago +14

    Wow! This is really a good video about the F-35. All others say the same things without going into details in how things work. Hats off to you sir, for your extensive research and for bringing new, interesting information that shows the crazy engineering these airplanes have.

  • ruhul shai
    ruhul shai Month ago +5

    Impressive! This video on the F-35 is truly exceptional. While others merely touch on the subject, it delves into intricate details of the aircraft's mechanics.

  • Angus Keenan
    Angus Keenan Month ago +986

    A friend of mine is a mechanic in the Royal Navy. When they bought their F-35s from America, they sent a squad of mechanics to learn how to maintain the jets, and he was one of them. Currently he has been deployed over there for over 5 years and they still have more to learn, this jet is no joke.

    • jpierce2l33t
      jpierce2l33t 18 days ago

      @febe`omni beep boop I'm completely aware, and it sucks...but we have incredible weaponry and tech at the same time sooo...🤷‍♂️ I don't even pretend to know the answers, just looking at the upside 🤣

    • JustAlpha
      JustAlpha 24 days ago

      ​@Baptiste M Not at all. The costs are continuing to go down, and to be frank, even then, the costs are clearly worth the while as shown throughout this video. The F-35 Lightning 2 is my new favorite aircraft for a reason.

  • CarbonGlassMan FPV
    CarbonGlassMan FPV Month ago +4

    I've never heard so much information on how stealth works. It feels like I just got a security clearance and am allowed to hear classified information. This is very cool.

  • itetecnun
    itetecnun Month ago +2

    What a beautiful video. For those who love engineering and fluid mechanics this is really great stuff. Congratulations for the excelent work!

  • Swami S
    Swami S Month ago +6

    My curiosity got fired up when F35B lightning II was showcased in India airshow. I was aware that this is most advanced fighter jet to date. That is all to it. Your video gave clean insight into it's capabilities. Wonderful video .The narration was lucid void technical jargons for a layman.

  • Kaz J
    Kaz J Month ago +3

    I remember watching the JSF competition documentary on Discovery as a kid. The Boeing entrant had a more elegant and mechanically simpler lifting mechanism; the Boeing diverted thrust from the engine vs the Lockheed entrant that used a separate lift fan powered by a crankshaft/clutch that was more complicated (ie breakable).

  • Taugs
    Taugs Month ago +2

    Such a beautiful and incredible aircraft. I didn't know the cool designs (radar tape) on the airplane were used for radar disruption. I knew about the serrated angles but was completely unaware about the tape. The radar tail attena thing is awesome as well. I didn't know they did that to confuse radar-guided missiles. Incredible tech.
    I learned a lot from this video. Thank you for the simple details and amazing edits.

    • Gabe Rohrbach
      Gabe Rohrbach Month ago

      I started working with LMT six years ago and learned very quickly that everything, literally everything has a purpose. It was mindblowing during the meetings where they would discuss the tiniest of details. Unfortunately I'm not part of their fighter jet program, but I can't imagine the detail those engineers deal with

  • OneTrue Halo
    OneTrue Halo Month ago +1354

    As an F-35A Crew Chief, I gotta say y'all did a decent job. Just wait a few decades until they start declassifying more about this jet maybe like 40-50 years, then you'll be really blown away. If they do that is...

    • shareq Usman
      shareq Usman 7 days ago +1

      @OneTrue Halo I'm still holding my opinion about the spitfire that thing is ancient

    • shareq Usman
      shareq Usman 7 days ago

      @OneTrue Halo Well ofc u know better than me

    • OneTrue Halo
      OneTrue Halo 8 days ago

      @shareq Usman Yeah well, most times, if it's considered important enough, it's never declassified. The F-35? Time will tell. I'd wager there are things that won't be spoken about publicly until these birds are resting in the boneyard...
      Unless they're destroyed completely. Much as I love 'em... that's probably what will need to happen.

    • shareq Usman
      shareq Usman 8 days ago

      @OneTrue Halo I mean I doubt anything is classified about the spitfire and f4 phantom but who knows 😅

    • OneTrue Halo
      OneTrue Halo 8 days ago

      @shareq Usman It is what it is. There are things about aircraft that have been long retired that are still classified. The F-35 will be no different.

  • KXNG Mars
    KXNG Mars Month ago +2

    Hey man, love ya work. You should look into RDE (Rotating Detonation Engines) as I know one was recently successfully tested in Australia. Could be a massive change in rocket engine technology.

  • glamdring0007
    glamdring0007 Month ago +1

    The B variant is a technological marvel. The fact that the A variant is now coming in below cost estimates is also amazing given the planes capabilities.

  • tuhin94
    tuhin94 26 days ago +1

    Bravo on creating such a wonderful video. You explained each topic succinctly. The subtle and badass music held my attention as well. The F-22 is my favorite plane, but you made a strong case for the F-35 taking the crown!

    • teaser874
      teaser874 Day ago +1

      The F22 is far above and beyond the F35. There's a reason they sell these to other countries and not the F22

  • SmurfyIsHere
    SmurfyIsHere Month ago +1

    Great video as always! Im curious as to how the jump makes it possible to take off from a shorter distance?

  • Lorenzo Zolezzi(Caleb Brown)

    It took them while but the F-35B really was a success. One of the most successful JTAC projects ever.

  • prabhatism
    prabhatism Month ago +1020

    that avoidance mechanism for radar tracking missiles is crazy!

    • AlanTheBeast100
      AlanTheBeast100 Month ago +1

      @J. A I suspect planning is not part of their lives and when bad crap happens to them it's "not their fault".

    • J. A
      J. A Month ago

      @AlanTheBeast100 Agree. Not sure why people are jumping down your throat in this comment section.
      There's nothing "insane" about this. Its all very logical and in-line with science and what people can engineer.

    • French onion
      French onion Month ago

      I see optical missile becoming a thing but the u.s would have active camo. This already exists

  • John Chapman
    John Chapman Month ago +2

    I feel like you've done such a good job in explaining that even our enemies are watching your videos.

  • King_Of_Savagery
    King_Of_Savagery Month ago +2

    This is remarkable. Well done on the construction and editing of this video.

  • A H
    A H Month ago +4

    man your level of knowledge in many different field is incredible. I am an antenna Engineer and I loved the end of the video !!

  • NexGenration
    NexGenration Month ago +3

    im curious about something. what are the legalities around making a video like this? i know there are most likely tons of highly classified details about the more specific aspects of how this aircraft is made and how it functions, but this video still feels like it is detailed enough that it feels like broadcasting to the whole world what kinds of weapons we have available in our arsenal

  • Mikko Rantalainen
    Mikko Rantalainen 28 days ago +3

    Great video! I learned a lot of small details about F-35 and the most interesting for me was the gradient tape.

    • Felipe Tan
      Felipe Tan 4 days ago

      Hi😅. By ear g6 gt v6 XD 😅

  • Jack Schultz
    Jack Schultz Month ago +619

    This dude is so talented. The way he breaks down incredibly complicated technology into digestible content is truly a gift.

    • RoughDog#86
      RoughDog#86 Month ago

      @JQ Machgunner Ok. Thank you.

    • JQ Machgunner
      JQ Machgunner Month ago +1

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ God will judge everyone for their sins of lying, theft (no matter how small), hatred, lies, disrespect of God, and ignoring God. NO ONE ESCAPES GOD'S JUDGMENT.

    • White Rabbit
      White Rabbit Month ago

      Teilchenbeschleuniger sind gefahrlich Zukunftige Viren und Lebensformen und mehr konnten das Sonnensystem gefahrden

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ Month ago +1

      Repent to Jesus Christ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
      ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Tabletti Tili
    Tabletti Tili Month ago +4

    Incredible piece of engineering.
    Just imagine if humans could overcome their habit of fighting wars and all this time and effort could be spent on some beautiful and constructive purpose.
    One can only dream

    • Jamar Swope
      Jamar Swope Month ago +1

      One day much of this will be turned to constructive, civilian use, just like radar and GPS. We can take solace in that fact, though I agree that it would be a better world if these innovations started that way, rather than being born of war.

  • Mitch
    Mitch Month ago +1

    Easily one of the coolest videos on Clip-Share! Would love to see something similar for the F22!

  • Live 4 Life
    Live 4 Life 27 days ago +1

    Once again amazing video! Great job! i have always enjoyed your educational & creative videos, & looking forward to you making new ones! As a guy with ADHD i truly appreciate & enjoy your style of audio & video informational creativity!

  • Usama Ejaz Khan Niazi

    What's insane is how great this video is. How fucking absolutely awesome the animations and visual illustrations are. Damn good of a job 👍🏻

  • sproge2142
    sproge2142 Month ago +5

    I wish there was some more detail about how the phased array antenna communicates with aircraft behind and around the aircraft, so in the opposite direction the array is pointing. Would also be interesting to know how it communicates without being detected, my first thought was a narrow beam from the array but I haven't a clue really.

    • M E
      M E 29 days ago

      It uses quantum entanglement.

  • Apex Blue
    Apex Blue Month ago +532

    You have done your homework. These features are hidden within the deepest of interviews and only touched in hour + long videos. However you’re able to do it so clearly, quickly, and in such quantity, that not only is this plane impressive , but this is video is. Great Job.

    • Azrael
      Azrael Month ago +2

      @Tiavor Kuroma the F-35A costs roughly 70M USD
      The latest F-16 (Block 70 - 72) costs around 64M USD
      The latest F-18 costs around 67M USD
      The F15EX costs around 110M USD
      In the latest red flag exercises the F35 had a kill-ratio of 15:1 to 20:1 vs F16 and F15.
      So in air-to-air, which it was not specifically designed for, it vastly outperforms even a dedicated air superiority fighter.

    • Militavia - Military Aviation & Air Defense
      Militavia - Military Aviation & Air Defense Month ago

      @Alessandro Dodi It is a very serious error that the video simply denies a basic feature from the PESA what even a mechanically scanned radar is able to support on a lower level.

    • Alessandro Dodi
      Alessandro Dodi Month ago +2

      @Militavia - Military Aviation & Air Defense Ahh thanks, i had a couple misconceptions about AESA. As for the error in the video, i think it's in a (relatively) minor detail and most people will never really dive into what PESA vs. AESA can do. Saying AESA is better in every way is probably enough for the detail level of a video like this.

    • Militavia - Military Aviation & Air Defense
      Militavia - Military Aviation & Air Defense Month ago

      @Alessandro Dodi Te video contains a faculty error.
      In theory is MAYBE possible to form two beams with the AESA antenna array but it has no sense to do it.
      1. It would reduce the effective size of the antenna = lower antenna gain because of larger beamwidth = lower detection range
      2. If you form in the same time two beams how can you distinguish the reflections? Even if you modulate differently the two beams it can cause many issues.
      1+2 = An AESA radar always forms and transmits only a single beam just as the PESA radar.
      There is no real simultaneous scan.
      For both radars the scan happens quickly and two consecutive scan can have totally different elevation and azimuth.
      The video is 100% inaccurate where it suggest that a PESA radar can't follow many target simultaneously.
      For God sake even with mechanically scanned radar with limitation is possible to track more than one target for creating such accurate track which is usable for ARH guided missiles to generate MCG signals.
      The MiG-31 + Zaslon uses with PESA SARH guided missiles because the target illumination is so frequent that it made unnecessary to use the ARH guidance what the F-14 + AIM-54 had. The S-300/400 and Patriot also uses PESA radar to track MANY targets in the same time.
      Honestly. I have no idea what lectors check the technical content that such a major error could be in the script.
      I have to say I'm mad many times how many ppl. follow these channel because of the nice CGI and video insert while many times it is cleary visible that the creator does not have even wiki level knowledge. And lots of ppl. thinks that they learned something valuable. While they learned only false statements way to many times.

    • Alessandro Dodi
      Alessandro Dodi Month ago +4

      @Tiavor Kuroma production costs are pretty low actually. Less than an F-15EX. And it is excellent at most tasks. I bet you've heard "muh jack of all trades master of none" from Pierre Sprey lol. Guess what? It's bullshit. Depending on the carried missiles it can be better at BVR than the F-22 (better radar, sensor fusion and SA). It's obviously way better at SEAD than the Horner or F-16 (mainly thanks to stealth). Only fair critique is relatively low A2G (PGMs) payload in stealth configuration but if you can send an F-16 or Strike Eagle then it means the SAM threat is low, stealth isn't very needed and you can use external hardpoints on the F-35.

    RY-TIOUS RY Month ago +6

    an outstanding achievement of video production. well done Irish!

  • Mark milan
    Mark milan Month ago

    Without a doubt they put a lot of efforts on animation!

  • Koen Bax
    Koen Bax Month ago +2

    you hooked me on a subject and a channel in a single video. Outstanding content and delivery. Half of what is said in this video seems like it should be heavily classified XD

  • Steve Beary
    Steve Beary Month ago

    Very informative. Thank you. BTW Verneuil process sapphire isn’t expensive. It’s been used as watch “glasses” for decades on mid range watches.

  • Johnny McDobbsy
    Johnny McDobbsy 16 days ago

    I hadn't seen one of your videos in a couple years; I've been uncharacteristically busy. But I absolutely love the F-35, and I'd already seen your previous two VTOL aircraft videos , so I thought I'd check it out.
    And, holy sh*t! I've been missing out. You have definitely upped your game in the "highly-detailed CGI renders/background music working in concert" department. Seriously, Brian. May I call you Brian? Lol ;) Hat's off to you. This is some high quality, informative content. Cheers!

  • Duser
    Duser Month ago +349

    What i find amazing here is that, if this information is public, there must already be something much more advanced being developed or already in use.

    • J. A
      J. A Month ago

      @Nocare Great comment. I'm about to graduate from an Electrical Eng. program- but its always bothered me, this idea that some of the greatest feats of engineering may be hidden from the world by the DoD (or anything else) due to the nature of classification.
      I get that the underlying principles/science behind everything is public knowledge, but the various applications are not.

    • Ronald Keeling
      Ronald Keeling Month ago

      @Ken Albertsen I agree, but RJMitchell designed the Spitfire after watching the way birds used their wings and Jiro Horikoshi did the same thing when he envisioned the Mitsubishi Zero. Edison worked on lightbulbs at the same time as Swan but Swan got there first so Edison went into partnership with him to let everyone see the light. Modern stealth fighters are limited in shape by math, which is why they're all quite similar. Science and coincidence are just as likely to produce new tech as industrial espionage, even today. Thinking about it too deeply would make getting out of bed in the morning a real effort. 👍

    • Ken Albertsen
      Ken Albertsen Month ago +1

      @Ronald Keeling Thanks Ron for your mature reply. Most replies I get are things like, "you silly person, China has already known all those things for years." My view: Concepts are as important as details. To use a simplistic example: Imagine a Chinese plumber wanted to know how to make a steel h.w. tank work better. He goes to a Belgian's house and sees the guy's hw tank is wrapped in insulation. The Chinaman gets the concept: "Oh, perhaps wrapping the tank in some sort of loose material, like a sweater, will hold in the heat and make a better product. I should try that, and experiment with other materials." Sure it's simplistic example, but it can be applied to many things, even heat-seeking missiles. And westerners can garner ideas from Asians, like we did with gunpowder and ceramics, some time ago.

    • Omar N
      Omar N Month ago

      Block 4 will be a major upgrade of what is already an incredible plane

  • Milo 92
    Milo 92 Month ago +1

    Bro I love your videos, sophisticated yet simple and easy to understand the basics. Keep it up 👍🏾

  • Mike Harris
    Mike Harris Month ago

    Just watched on Nebula (had a sub for a few years now) and wow! The mechanics and engineering is mind blowing!!!!! Amazing job!!!! This plane is absolutly insane and I see them flying over my house all the time (flying out of Luke AFB). The sound they make is deafening and un believable... I live at the edge of a desert with a river on one side and a mountain on the other side... so the small valley im in, the noise echo's and verberates... but I can tell when an F16, F22, F35 flys overhead... the sounds are so distinct.

  • Austin Coker
    Austin Coker Month ago +2

    I never comment on videos but wow this was an awesome documentary. Keep up the great work and keep pumping Aerospace content, but as a former aviator I may be a little bias lol.

  • ZeroTwo IzMyWaifu
    ZeroTwo IzMyWaifu Month ago +2

    i love how the passive phase array radars are so calm..
    then theres the active phased array thats like the ADHD of all radars

  • Becca
    Becca Month ago

    Thank you for the intriguing delivery of informative content. Amazing videos!!!

  • Thomas Biskup
    Thomas Biskup Month ago +981

    I'm a jet plane fanatic and have probably viewed a hundred videos on stealth planes including the F-35. I have never commented on any of them, but wanted to give you a high thumbs up for such an excellent presentation that was not only enjoyable to watch but tremendously informative! I'm very informed on the subject of stealth and yet I learned much watching your video. This is saying a lot! Your video was concise, precise, entertaining, and relevant allowing both the novice viewer and expert to stay glued to your topic the entire time. Keep up the excellent work!

      ASDAN-VME TMJ-CC Month ago

      Finally it's here the clip you all wanted. clip-share.net/video/Y04Mn3YOr2Q/video.html

    • Mercxnary
      Mercxnary Month ago

      @John Smith what?

    • Armchair General
      Armchair General Month ago

      @Jon HI always figured it was to maximize what it could see above it? If it was perpendicular to the ocean, the I would think it would only see what is flying only at further distances.

    • John Smith
      John Smith Month ago

      Grow up.

  • Ny-kel Cameron
    Ny-kel Cameron Month ago +3

    Out of all of the variants the 35B was always my favorite.
    It had me at VTOL.😄

    • Martijn
      Martijn Month ago

      @AA Just load up the jet very lightly, and it becomes VTOL😉

    • AA
      AA Month ago


  • cleave
    cleave 21 day ago

    Always loved this plane, it got a lot of hate and heat online for costing a lot and not producing much. Now look at it!

  • Tal Gray
    Tal Gray Month ago

    What an achievement in engineering. A death dealing masterpiece.

  • Geoffry Gifari
    Geoffry Gifari Month ago +7

    man, the amount of detail went into designing this plane

  • Tronnic
    Tronnic Month ago

    Really fascinated by this technology and amazed that it exists. But also sad that something like this has to exist.

  • Alexander Sundukov
    Alexander Sundukov Month ago +640

    02:05 Radar Range & Radar Gap
    03:17 Tailless Design
    03:23 V Tail Design
    04:58 Upper Surface Intake
    05:21 Low Pressure Air
    06:03 Boundary Layer
    06:33 Boundary Layer Diverter
    06:47 Diverterless Supersonic Intake
    07:38 Signal Strength vs Edge L
    07:41 Serration
    08:03 Telescopic Ladder Hatch
    08:10 Hatches
    08:18 Flare Dispenser
    08:38 Decoy
    09:33 Radar Scattering Tape
    10:48 Cylinder Radar Signature
    11:07 Nose Cone Shape
    11:19 Largest Hatch
    12:50 Shaft Power
    13:05 Swivel Nozzle
    14:31 Visualization
    14:53 Roll Nozzles
    15:04 Guide Vanes
    16:21 Exhaust Speed vs Top Speed
    16:58 Lift Fan Weight
    17:53 Head Mounted Display
    19:05 Radar Antenna
    21:09 Radar Position
    21:50 MADL
    No info about EOTS, DAS and WAD
    You can find another great animation about F-35B on SYG DESIGNWORKS

    • Strike Eagle
      Strike Eagle Month ago

      @Ψ ВоинommeLol what made you upset

    • eltonz
      eltonz Month ago

      Source clip-share.net/video/VVyfGV0csD0/video.html

    • Auto Kingdom
      Auto Kingdom Month ago +4

      @Ψ Воинomme found the weak russian

    • Ψ Воинomme
      Ψ Воинomme Month ago +2

      More like the insanely bad engineering of the F-35B

  • Aaron
    Aaron Month ago +1

    Having been in different countries in training for the army knowing this technology is protecting the sky's above is comforting

  • TBAL
    TBAL Month ago

    Excellent work and attempt at explaining this very impressive jet fighter. Subscribed.

  • KelGhu
    KelGhu Month ago

    Incredible video! Love it!
    And yeah, the F-35 is a marvel. Too bad it doesn't have the agility and power of the F-22. It would be then a perfect multirole fighter.
    For the air going around the engine core with the animations of the Boeing 787 engine, it has its purpose. Turbofan engines have been designed to reduce fuel consumption as well as environmental noise. Fighter jets favor low bypass ratio to favor power at high consumption rate.

  • Im Sinan
    Im Sinan Month ago +1

    Man that animations and explaining Skills are soo good, I really liked this videos literally since day 1

  • Duke
    Duke Month ago

    This really is breathtaking engineering. I'm 47 years old and have been a military aviation enthusiast since about 10 years old. Watching this video I really cannot believe what I am actually watching.... Technological advancements in the past 30-40 years has truly been astronomical... Almost beyond human.... 🤔

  • Cars N Airplanes
    Cars N Airplanes Month ago +356

    Seeing the F35A Demonstration Team do two demonstrations at Oshkosh was one of my favorite parts of AirVenture 2022. It's an amazing jet!

    • Cars N Airplanes
      Cars N Airplanes 15 hours ago

      @The Battle Rabbit F22s will be at Airventure this year :)

    • Cars N Airplanes
      Cars N Airplanes 15 hours ago

      @Gabrocol Correct

    • Ψ Воинomme
      Ψ Воинomme Month ago

      More like the insanely bad engineering of the F-35B

    • B Mouch
      B Mouch Month ago +1

      Same I got to see Major "Beowulf" demonstrate the F-35A at the 2022 Andrew's Air Expo. I knew it was a badass plane but watching her pitch the plane up and slow to "less than 80mph" (which is what I think the announcer said) was an awe inspiring moment.

  • Bret
    Bret Month ago

    Great video. Can you make a video on electronic warfare and stealth and non stealth assets.
    When I was in the Navy in the 70’s and 80’s we could make one F-4, A-6 look like dozens. We could also fry enemy electronics targeting our aircraft. What does electronics warfare look like today?

  • carlo danieli
    carlo danieli Month ago

    Excellent content as usual, bravo!

  • Gary Davis
    Gary Davis Month ago

    It is so wonderful that this information is so readily available to ones who really want and need to know it's capabilities......

  • nukezat
    nukezat Month ago

    A 25min masterclass of how stealth technology works!

  • Sho Am
    Sho Am Month ago

    It's amazing that the lightning's engine is even more powerful than the twin engines of the raptor.

  • FabrisFanatic
    FabrisFanatic Month ago +586

    I think it's worth calling out how incredible it is that the F-35 can take off from an assault ship with a 258m deck. For comparison, a WW2 Essex class carrier (like the USS Yorktown) had a flight deck of 262m. So, this aircraft is capable of operating from ships smaller than WW2 carriers. Amazing.

    • Randriax
      Randriax 20 days ago

      @LOLO / VAL not only that! A F35 can do VSTOL with only 50% of the max load! And the max load it can carry is already lower than other aircrafts! Basically yeah, that's a fancy toy that would be terrible to operate in real life situations!

    • LOLO / VAL
      LOLO / VAL 20 days ago

      LOL for information, a Rafale takes off from an aircraft carrier without a catapult, testing in India! and frankly, the failed takeoff of one of the English aircraft carriers, the F36 ended up at the bottom of the sea! this must be it, its great and wonderful high technology, turn into a submarine at any moment!! it is so inefficient that the USA have stopped buying F35s, it is the biggest American industrial failure after the B737 max 8 affair!! or F104 nicknamed the widow makers!

    • Randriax
      Randriax 23 days ago

      It's almost like the sea harrier was existing way before for years

    • Username
      Username Month ago +1

      @mvmhunterkiller Heh, that makes way more sense

    • mvmhunterkiller
      mvmhunterkiller Month ago

      @Username haha I meant to say the successor to

  • Vít Sobotka
    Vít Sobotka Month ago

    This plane is absolutely unreal just from the things we actually KNOW about it - so much about this plane is still classified

  • Kevin Sluder
    Kevin Sluder 5 days ago

    Do the new horizons probe! I know it's an old one but I love the way you explain things.

  • Ricky Downhill
    Ricky Downhill  Month ago +1

    Is it just me or does it seem funny/odd that there is this much information available on how this plane works and why it is so good? Seems like much of this should be top secret stuff.

    • Bunker gamer
      Bunker gamer Month ago

      never is, what a plane does is always public, its how it does it thats hidden

  • Titan
    Titan 10 days ago

    All these videos on NASA space probes and advanced jets makes me extremely interested in Aerospace Engineering, or engineering in general.
    I know absolutely nothing about either however, but hopefully I’ll get a bit of hands-on experience in the military.

  • Justin Franks
    Justin Franks 27 days ago

    From just hearing about this plane "through the grapevine" I knew it was badass and next level... But, as soon as he started speaking about the tow line, it's jamming/copycat capabilities; my jaw just about hit the floor! Holy f'n cow guys, this plane is nothing short of AMAZING!!

    • Justin Franks
      Justin Franks 27 days ago

      PS. When people make vehicles/equipment like this, not only is it worth saving for possible future "endeavors," but it's also extremely expensive to reproduce; no wonder they go to the lengths they do in order to keep this plane from being shot down!

  • Elia Schumann
    Elia Schumann Month ago +143

    that wasnt just insane engineering, that also was an insane, intimidating and super informative masterpiece of a video. So well done!!!

    • MiamiJules
      MiamiJules Month ago

      Video was stupid good. Just.... stupid good.

  • Daniel Burrell
    Daniel Burrell Month ago +4

    Really well developed and researched video. Thank you-I just hope we aren’t telegraphing sensitive innovations too broadly to enemies who wish to destroy us.

  • justin alvarado
    justin alvarado 28 days ago

    I wounder if they're researching how to use mini drones instead of a cable that reels out for the radar missile jamming. The drones would serve two purposes, jamming and allowing the missile to be exploded well before the missile hits the plane. There is some really cool and super precise proximity tech going on in the drone industry. In theory the mini deployable drones would be fully automated and part of the hive mind when deployed. You could even make the drones a radar decoy, like active controllable chaff

  • engwedu jesse
    engwedu jesse Month ago

    Great stuff. The inner child in me couldn't stop drooling over this science.

  • JKBE
    JKBE Month ago +2

    As hypo said, probably the most misunderstood fighter plane in history.

  • varun prakash
    varun prakash Month ago +2

    The Insane Engineering of the F35 B they show details from manufacturing it's scale is insane 3D model and animation 👌 are absolutely love your work 👍

  • Hassan Krisht
    Hassan Krisht Month ago +419

    Although I did extensive research about this aircraft, I still got to learn more throughout this video. The information-gathering team of this channel is incredible. Huge shoutout to the animation team too.

    • The One
      The One Month ago

      @Justin Strong Exactly

    • Justin Strong
      Justin Strong Month ago +4

      You didn't do extensive research then. You just watched base level stuff.

  • Matheus Rabelo
    Matheus Rabelo Month ago

    The quality of your videos is always astounding!

  • Will Haak
    Will Haak Month ago

    I wonder how the F35 matches up with an F22 in a dogfight or an A10 in a ground support role. I know, the F35 is MUCH newer than either, so it mostly likely has a huge advantage, but still curious,

  • TJ Last name
    TJ Last name Month ago

    Saw a video about those for the first time the other day. Pretty interesting stabilization design

  • icn001
    icn001 Month ago

    16:40 Yak-141 was also capable of vertical and supersonic flight, the same Mach 1.6.

  • Josephious Brosif
    Josephious Brosif Month ago +1

    This plane is simply incredible. People can stop crying about how expensive it was to develop now

  • Yousuf
    Yousuf Month ago +305

    This makes me appreciate the capabilities of the Harrier considering that it was made over 50 years ago.

    • AA
      AA Month ago

      @Stew72 "the British had developed a supersonic VTOL engine which was the P.1154"(sic)
      Incorrect. The proposal was for an aircraft - P.1154 - powered by the BS.100 none of which were fitted with PCB and none of which ever flew.

    • AA
      AA Month ago

      @Batman's Pet Goldfish AV-8A

    • AA
      AA Month ago

      @JohnnyZenith "Fine British engineering."(sic)
      The question is would the Brits have been able to pull it off without Michel Wibault and the sizable infusion of capital compliments of the US taxpayer via the MWDP after Duncan Sandys and the MoD refused to fund it.

  • Amoroso Gombe
    Amoroso Gombe Month ago +1

    The towed decoy - first time I've ever seen that about the F-35. Amazed.

  • Stankity Azz
    Stankity Azz Month ago

    I had no idea that vertical take-off jets existed outside of video games. Super cool.

    • Marc A. Brown
      Marc A. Brown 21 day ago

      @Erickpicapiedra No it is not, the British introduced their Harrier two years before the yak-38 let alone the fact the harrier first flew four years before the yak 38. So no absolutely not.

    • Erickpicapiedra
      Erickpicapiedra 29 days ago

      Is Russian technology

  • Danoz
    Danoz Month ago

    Please keep making these documentaries. Very well put together. 🇦🇺🍀for an Irishman anyway😉

  • Chris Legg
    Chris Legg Month ago

    Amazing documentary. However, I'm curious, as it was not mentioned - What defense does it have against an EMP device? It seems to rely exclusively on its tech just to perform basic functions. If those mechanisms were to suddenly fail would it be far beneath the abilities of its predecessors?

  • Moop
    Moop Month ago

    Oh my god. You just taught me something new about this plane. Finally, a real deep-dive!

  • Kevin Harrelson
    Kevin Harrelson Month ago +109

    I learned something new. The F-35 uses MADL. I actually worked on MADL in the early 2000's. I knew that it was supposed to be in the F-35, but I left the company before finding out if it was ever actually being used. Now I know that there is a little piece of me in every aircraft. Thanks.

    • Carlin Pendleton
      Carlin Pendleton Month ago

      That’s actually pretty sick tbh.. mind me asking what your role was in the dev of it?

    • Mat Turner
      Mat Turner Month ago +3

      That's awesome, you deserve to be proud of that!

  • Fahd Kamal
    Fahd Kamal Month ago

    I feel guilty for being able to enjoy this video for free. It is too good. And god bless you for the ad placement at the very end. Love this

  • Jigglypuff
    Jigglypuff Month ago

    Amazing animations and information in this one, wow!