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F-35 - International Participation

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Old August 8th, 2017   #406
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Looks like LM is upping its game with regards to Canada. I made a similar post on the RCAF thread. Abottsford is the best Canadian air show IMHO.

Dutch and U.S. F-35s to appear at Abbotsford International Air Show | Ottawa Citizen
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Old August 30th, 2017   #407
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A Netherlands F-35 was at the Abbotsford air show earlier this month and apparently their air force has been keeping the RCAF in the loop as to their progress with the F-35. The pressure is slowly increasing on junior.

Dutch Air Force updating RCAF on F-35 acquisition | Ottawa Citizen
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Old August 31st, 2017   #408
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Israel increases F35I purchase

The IsraeliAir Force has purchases another lot of 17 F35s bringing their Total to 50.

Given level of the IAF this, IMO, speaks of more confidence in the F35


Israel orders additional F-35s | Jane's 360
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I'm just wondering could LM do to the f-35 what was done to the f-18 and upscale it. If you could make it say 20/30% larger plus probably 2 engines to replace the f-15/18e. This is just a fun exercise.
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I'm just wondering could LM do to the f-35 what was done to the f-18 and upscale it. If you could make it say 20/30% larger plus probably 2 engines to replace the f-15/18e. This is just a fun exercise.
No need, that plane's called the F-22.
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I disagree with the f-22 being that aircraft. The aircraft would need to be able to perform the strike mission's conducted by the strike eagle and superhornet and possibly be available to countries that require this type of aircraft.
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I disagree with the f-22 being that aircraft. The aircraft would need to be able to perform the strike mission's conducted by the strike eagle and superhornet and possibly be available to countries that require this type of aircraft.
Isn't that what the F-35 is for? Plus the mudhen and rhino are still around. Also, the F-22 is perfectly capable of strike missions.

Why work on this project when you've got the F-35, F-22, and now PCA coming up?
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It's a testament to the F-35 design in that while it was intended to replace the F-16 and F-18, it can excel in roles performed by the SH and Eagle.
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Isn't that what the F-35 is for? Plus the mudhen and rhino are still around. Also, the F-22 is perfectly capable of strike missions.

Why work on this project when you've got the F-35, F-22, and now PCA coming up?
The F-22 is capable of 'some' strike missions. It is limited in the weapons and seeker types it can employ.

Basically it can strike fixed targets with GPS/INS guided, free fall gravity weapons (JDAM and SDB I only).

A proper strike aircraft requires significantly greater flexibility than that.
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F-35 BEAST MODE 22,000 lbs of ordnance with 18,000 of that external as shown.

Complete Video:
Lockheed Martin's Babione Shares F-35 Lightning II Fighter Update at ASC17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQRmILCmufc

Short Version about 'BEAST MODE' as seen in the graphic attached.
BEAST MODE LM Jeff Babione Shares F-35 Update at ASC17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4kuB58nENs
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F-35 BEAST MODE 22,000 lbs of ordnance with 18,000 of that external as shown.

Complete Video:
Lockheed Martin's Babione Shares F-35 Lightning II Fighter Update at ASC17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQRmILCmufc

Short Version about 'BEAST MODE' as seen in the graphic attached.
BEAST MODE LM Jeff Babione Shares F-35 Update at ASC17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4kuB58nENs
Just to put that into some perspective - that load externally is more than a B-17 of WW2 could carry.
Totally, it is also the equivalent of a Bomber Command "Grand Slam"
Not too bad for a little single engined aircraft
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Nice animation of a F-35B take off from QE. Probably should have placed this on the RN thread.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DefenceHQ...846662/video/1
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Nice animation of a F-35B take off from QE. Probably should have placed this on the RN thread.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DefenceHQ...846662/video/1
Can't remember if this video posted on the UK Navy thread - I should check eh. :-)

F-35B Does Vertical Landing & SRVL in Warton UK Simulator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h-Ux4QCACo
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Interest in F-35B continues despite naysayers sayin'....
Turkey expresses interest in buying F-35B STOVL variant 30 Oct 2017
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Can't remember if this video posted on the UK Navy thread - I should check eh. :-)

F-35B Does Vertical Landing & SRVL in Warton UK Simulator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h-Ux4QCACo
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