F-35 Joint Strike Fighter News, Videos and pics Thread

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    Looks like some kind of "wrap" on the canopy frame, or else the coatings are raising due to humidity
     
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    located that picture at
    Военная техника

    there's this close-up down in the page
    https://2ch.hk/wm/1.html
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    Wow that's gotta be fixed. Pretty poor quality for what you would imagine is high expectations seeing as each fighter costs how much? Can't imagine those bubbles being helping with the stealth.
     
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    I just check several dozen photos of F-35s and this is the only one I've seen with these sort of imperfections on the cockpit. Don't know what it is. Since I'm no engineer I don't know what effect this will have on the stealth ablity of the aircraft. Apparently this imperfection is not enough to ground the aircraft.
     
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    Sunday at 11:57 AM
    while
    https://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-new-pentagon-chief-said-the-1-trillion-f-35-is-f-2019-1
     
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    That's the radar absorbent material, and it limited to the canopy frame, so its a really small area, one of the many benefits of the F-35 is that the coatings are relatively easy to patch and repair.....

    If that's an F-35 Bravo, the harsh ocean environment aboard ship is salty and abrasive high humidity, its hard on everything..

    The long and short of it, its a problem as it affects longevity, but is has nearly zero affect at that stage on L/O, but if it lifted and began to flake off, you would need to pull it into the shop and repair it, I know a lad in the marines that is an expert at coatings on the F-35 Bravo, that is his job!
     
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    related:
    UK defense chief: F-35 jets are ‘ready for operations’ https://www.defensenews.com/global/...nse-chief-f-35-jets-are-ready-for-operations/
     
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