Please offer your opinions on why the F-35 was not given thrust vectoring. I understand its main drawback is that its mainly useful at low speeds and leaves the aircraft in a low energy state, affecting kinematic performance. My problem or question is, why not include thrust vectoring on ALL fighters or attack aircraft to assist in turning as tightly as humanly possible? Is it weight? Is it wear and tear? I think with thrust vectoring, the F-35 could have been the end all be all aircraft the USA wanted. If only to help it turn. I'm definitely no aircraft designer, so I'm pretty sure Lockheed knows what they are doing. I just see thrust vectoring making attack aircraft like the F-35, or even the beautiful A-10, very deadly.