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

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  1. B.I.B.
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    Really is awesome, I think it is among'st the best demos I have ever seen.
     
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    I agree, and "Dojo" who also flies the "Heritage Flight" as part of his display, where he is in tight formation with P-51's, F-86's, or whatever vintage fighter, relates that after a "Heritage Flight", and his 10 minute demo he is completely wiped...

    I would say that "Dojo" is the number one "Western" showman at present, now the F-22 has a better show and I saw that in Indiana last summer, the "tail slide" is outstanding, but "Dojo" has the personality that our boy "Max Moga" the first F-22 demo pilot brought to the circuit...

    More to the point that RIAT break-out would put every SDF member to sleep, including the old "Brat", and I've pulled a few G's, I love pulling G, in fact I've had the old 172 maxed out in a low altitude very steep left bank, and "broke right" with a nearly equal right break-out,, it will make your head spin, really, literally, you've got to fly the airplane, not your "inner ear" which is in a "tornadic state", fun, but I can't begin to imagine..

    and let me just say, every air display with maneuvering of a high performance at max G is very disorienting, particularly the inverted sections, check out the go pro on the "Red Bull" circuit, most of us are not cut out for that, our bodies won't take it....

    anyway, that RIAT display is beautiful, the F-35 dang near "stops" in mid-air, heading nearly 160 degree's in the opposite direction, "Dojo" unloads the aircraft, the burners are already at "full", lifts the nose increasing the A-O-A to close to 50 degree's and makes a roll-over right break out! that is the whole show right there, an F-16 would "eat your lunch" the sweet little F-35 takes a beating and goes exactly where the nose is pointed..

    all those sweet LockMart aerodynamic tricks deliver right there!
     
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    It's almost like a horizontal Cobra with a tail drift. They are really showing off that one.

    I find the maneuver at 1:30-1:45 in this video also interesting. I thought for a second he was doing a J-turn
     
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    There are some terrific videos from the F-35 demo team that showed up a few days ago, with views from inside the cockpit while doing maneuvers like the Dojo drift (tactical pitch - or is it the sales pitch?):


     
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    Nimitz and Ford Carriers Need Upgrades to Deploy With F-35Cs
    By: Ben Werner
    June 6, 2019 3:37 PM
    https://news.usni.org/2019/06/06/ni...Z7yuvgO3TKjCeqytoYdoQrMjeR_uicGjkSBziu8rYXhpk

    I am sure the Cynics will imply more here.
     
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    It could also mean that the early F-35s simply are not fit enough for combat usage. They likely have a degree of uniqueness given the challenges early on in the F-35 programme. Bringing them to a standard baseline probably isn't worth it.
     
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    Regardless of whether they are fit for combat or not, it would make sense to use earlier production models of a new fighter for DACT than more recent production ones, and this goes for all aircraft not only F-35.

    And regardless of whether the US was going to use early F-35s for DACT or not, I think everyone can agree that the US was eventually going to have a stealthy DACT unit and that it would likely have ended up being made up of F-35s anyway.
     
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    65th Agressors are slated to get their F35A in 2022.
    They will be early block birds this is true but around that same time there is supposed to be a Block upgrade in 2021. As such judging how they are now may not be relevant then.
    indeed.
    Use by Aggressor Squadron means that they are not tasked for combat operations. As such much of the combat systems capability IE weapons is unnecessary. Much as how other training or demonstration team birds start from early block production birds or are specially modified for the task.
    Aggressor Squadron birds don’t fire shots in anger. They don’t need to be loaded with live ammo. The main task is to provide an air to air and electronic threat.
     
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    LOL! I already started 5 minutes ago
     
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    and
    Turkish suppliers to be eliminated from F-35 program in 2020 https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...s-to-be-eliminated-from-f-35-program-in-2020/


    I've read it, but right now I have to use the touchpad, so no text follows, sorry, too old for a touchpad LOL!
     
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