This is coolbert:
Devoted readers to the blog will understand I was onto this one right away.
Best categorized as being in the strange but true category?
More problems for the F-35.
From Strategy page and the article found at same.
"Attrition: RAF Pays For A Weighty Problem"
"March 2, 2019: Martin-Baker, the British firm that pioneered the ejection seat and is the largest supplier, has another weight problem with its popular Mk16 model used in F-35 fighters. The British RAF (Royal Air Force) found it has a problem with some potential F-35 pilots being too heavy to use the Mk16. The current upper weight limit for the Mk16 is 111.3 kg (245 pounds) but that means some RAF pilots are going to have to lose weight or the Mk16 seat must be modified. Western pilots (the main users of Martin-Baker seats) have been getting heavier over the last half century and the upper weight limit for pilots has increased 25 percent."
Weighty for those non-native English speakers in the figurative sense as meaning: "weighty - - 1a : of much importance or consequence : momentous"
A BAD ASPECT OF AMERICAN CULTURE AS INTRODUCED INTO FOREIGN NATIONS THE OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY PROBLEM! TOO MUCH McDONALD'S BIG MAC MEALS.
Good luck with this one English.
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