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Flooding in the Pacific, the Japanese fighter F-35A Lightning II may have preceded its explosion, writes the “Free Press”.
The publication notes that the flight data recorder of the aircraft, manufactured by Electrodynamics (a division of L-3 Communications) can, in particular, “to survive in conditions of monstrous radiation and keep the data after a direct lightning strike” and “to withstand the impact force of 3400g (3.4 thousand times more gravity) for 6.5 milliseconds”, as well as heating up to 1.1 thousand degrees Celsius for one hour.
“The statement of the Minister of the Japan self-defense Forces Takashi Iwaya the status of one of the recorder may indirectly indicate a plane explosion in the air, as upon impact with the water the duration of the shock pulse increases to a few tens of milliseconds, which in turn reduces g-force to a level clearly below the threshold of destruction” — the newspaper writes.
On 7 may Minister of the self-defense Forces of Japan Takashi Iwaya announced the discovery of part of the flight data recorder Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, missing on April 9 in the skies over the Pacific ocean. Search for the fighter and its fragments, which presumably sank at a depth of about 1.5 kilometers, took up Japanese and American experts. Currently, the United States, unlike Japan, has turned a search operation.
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