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

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    Well., so everyone can know, as of last week, here are the total deliveries and aircraft built for the various countries to date. This includes aircraft flying in their nation and those testing in the US but are built and flying:

    USAF - 226
    USMC - 105
    USN - 52

    Total of 381 for the United States so far

    United Kingdom - 18
    Japan - 16
    Netherlands - 10
    Norway - 22
    Italy - 13
    Turkey - 6
    Israel - 21
    Australia - 18
    Korea - 16

    That's 140 more for nine countries currently

    That's a total of 521 aircraft already built and flying around the world.

    When you consider that the F-35B is now being bought in several countries to equip VTSTOL carriers in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Korea, Japan, and now Australia too and potentially ultimately in Spain...it has to make other nations who do not have a 5th generation capability on their carriers (France, Russia, INdia, China, etc) nervous.

    I expect India will make a play for getting F-35Bs for their carriers.

    Such an aircraft even if only 12, but likely in numbers of 18-50 for some of these nations (the UK for example on the high end, Korea, Japan and Turkey on the lower end) poses a very real threat for stealthy strikes at sea.

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    F-16.net keeps an up to date F-35 database on their site here:

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-35/serials-and-inventory/airforce/JASDF/
     
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    Love it BABY, wait till "DOJO" starts slammin and jammin that A MODEL this summer,,, that's gonna be a bunch of howling!, straight up Baby! and PULL over the top!!

    Actually the Tactical Break a 9Gs is gonna be something to see, look at that "break-out" at RIAT, makes me black-out just watching it!

    Good to see you aboard ship today dreaded Pirate Jeff Head!
     
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    Can you believe it over 500 F-35s alreay fling.

    That's GREAT.

    And over 300 of them ar US aircraft.

    Can't wait to see the LHDs and LHAs with their full squadrons...and especially seeing the nuclear carriers getting their squadrons. Two squadrons of ten aircraft ech for each carrier. That is going to be powerful stuff.

    We already have enough Naval aircraft to fill out two carriers...but we have to train, and test, and perform logisticas, etc. So it will be a while yet. But its coming together despite all of the naysaying. We already have 3X the number of F-22s in F-35s.

    Whew!
     
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    Its a lot to to be thankful for, especially when we are no longer flying the "Friendly Sky's", crazy world we live in these days, and I'm very happy to see the F-35 begin to fill the gaps left by the truncated F-22 production.....

    and Dojo will lay to rest once and for all the nonsense that the F-35 "can't turn", LOL

    well somebody already did that at Paris and RIAT, but he will add the "Amen" to that.
     
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    Here's a video I made of all three of the F-35s I have in 1/72 scale.

    I have all three and showed them off in this video and the description that I put with it.

    Pass it on!

     
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    LOL that close?
    SeaWaves Magazine‏ @seawaves_mag 2h2 hours ago




    EAST CHINA SEA (Jan 25, 2019) VMFA-121 F-35B Lightning II takes off from USS Wasp (LHD 1) to participate in a joint air defense exercise with U.S. Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath/Released)

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    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...not-cut-f-35-orders-for-boeing-f-15-l-455372/ Pentagon will not cut F-35 orders for Boeing F-15: Lockheed
    • 29 January, 2019
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    LOL anyone following this circus?
     
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    The crash and Salvage crew is in the correct position. As long as they are behind the foul line they are in position. The camera angle makes them look closer than they are.

    Different ship, different aircraft but the same rules. That thin red and white line is called the foul line. Shipmates must remain behind it during flight ops.;

    [​IMG]190124-N-UB927-2240 by U.S. Pacific Fleet, on Flickr

    PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 24, 2019) An AV-8B Harrier attached to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during flight operations. Boxer is underway conducting routine operations as a part of USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Brett Anderson)
     
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    Germany officially knocks F-35 out of competition to replace Tornado https://www.defensenews.com/global/...s-f-35-out-of-competition-to-replace-tornado/
     
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