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


Jeff Head

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the Koreans and Japanese both want a carrier air wing(s) without the hassle of CATOBAR/STOBAR operations
Yes, and with the 22DDH and the Dokdo, and with the F-35, I believe they both will have them. The Koreans are supposed to build one or two more Dokdos, and they already have three large AEGIS destroyers (more like cruisers) and other KDX vessels to escort them.

The Japanese have six AEGIS destroyers and plenty of other smaller DDGs and FFGs to do so...not to mention their three Osumi LHDs. Soon the Japanese will have three LHDs (Osumii), two CVHs (Hyuga) and two CVLs (22DDH).

Here's what a JMSDF Carrier task force might look like:

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I will take some time and put together a similar picture of a Korean one...and maybe later a Australian one for reference and post them here. I really believe the F-35B is going to revolutionize sea control carrier capabilities.

...and the video in the first post on this thread actually shows them operating off of an American Wasp class...which is really neat to actually see already happening as they test and qualify.
 
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TerraN_EmpirE

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compared too the only other fighters capable of taking off form a non cat flat top with out arresting ( read STOBAR) the Harrier and a few russian Yak models that never left development really. you have a super sonic multirole with good avionics f16 maneuverability and stealth. F35b once the teething stops was built for the job of turning amphibs into true multi role carriers.
 

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Seems like more bad news on the way for the program (or program manager ?)

"So, the interwebs are abuzz this morning with news that the man in charge of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program wants to slow down production — and therefore deliveries of the jet.

The slowdown is needed to install fixes to numerous structural cracks and “hot spots” that have been found in the plane over the last year, Vice Adm. David Venlet, JSF program manager, told AOL Defense. The work needed to remedy these cracks could add $3 to $5 million to the cost of each jet."
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Interview with the JSF program boss:

"The analyzed hot spots that have arisen in the last 12 months or so in the program have surprised us at the amount of change and at the cost," Vice Adm. David Venlet said in an interview at his office near the Pentagon. "Most of them are little ones, but when you bundle them all up and package them and look at where they are in the airplane and how hard they are to get at after you buy the jet, the cost burden of that is what sucks the wind out of your lungs."

"I believe it's wise to sort of temper production for a while here until we get some of these heavy years of learning under our belt and get that managed right. And then when we've got most of that known and we've got the management of the change activity better in hand, then we will be in a better position to ramp up production."
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The missiles are ejected from the weapons bay before it fires up. If you've seen videos of F-22 firing missiles you can tell that they don't start up until they are a good distance away from the aircraft.
The larger missiles in the belly bay are ejected before they're fired, but the short range ones in the side bays are launched from the rail.
 

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The larger missiles in the belly bay are ejected before they're fired, but the short range ones in the side bays are launched from the rail.
You are thinking of the F-22. The F-35 has two bays, both under the aircraft and no side bays.

Here's a good pic:



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advill

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Jeff, you are really up to date with the USN latest "hardware - F35" & the interests of the RN, JMSDF, ROK-N & RAN. BZ.
 

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Jeff, you are really up to date with the USN latest "hardware - F35" & the interests of the RN, JMSDF, ROK-N & RAN. BZ.
THank you. I have been tracking and analysing naval matters, particularly in the WESTPAC for many years.

We are seeing some really interesting and neat developments as a result of conditions right now. I pray cool heads prevail and the intended deterrents each country is developing work. If they do, then we will simply be treated to very technical, interesting and strong naval technology development over the next few years.
 

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