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    GarryB

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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 pm

    WOW.... amazing...

    Just a few questions however... if the ship can't see subsonic missiles and defeat two at the same time, why not just use standard Harpoon missiles that are already in the inventory?

    Second, again, with no air defence to speak of why sent four F-35s when a single F-15E could have done the job with more missile options and better self defence performance with its own AMRAAMs and ARMs as well as 5 air to ground missiles?

    Not really that impressed to be honest.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 pm

    GarryB wrote:WOW.... amazing...

    Just a few questions however... if the ship can't see subsonic missiles and defeat two at the same time, why not just use standard Harpoon missiles that are already in the inventory?

    Second, again, with no air defence to speak of why sent four F-35s when a single F-15E could have done the job with more missile options and better self defence performance with its own AMRAAMs and ARMs as well as 5 air to ground missiles?

    Not really that impressed to be honest.

    The video, the tech, everything related to SOM is sketchy and pretty useless.
    It's a good jobs program tho. lol1
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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 pm




    Stephen Trimble
    ‏ @FG_STrim
    2h2 hours ago

    Lots of good details in here. Here’s a few slides from VADM Venlet’s F-35 program update at #SAS2018 today.








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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  Airman on Fri May 11, 2018 6:06 am

    The 1st #TurkishAirForce F-35A (18-0001, c/n AT-1) made its 1st flight from NAS JRB Fort Worth (TX) on 10May18. The 18-0001 was succesfully flown by Commander Wilson. Photos: Clinton White / Highbrass Photography.
    https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/994709486576242688



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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  JohninMK on Thu May 24, 2018 1:28 am

    This is re the IAF F-35 overflying Beirut. If he is correct this isn't weird its what would be expected to hide the true signature of the aircraft. Just as the USAF is alleged to do with the F-22.



    David Cenciotti
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    Replying to @LTCPeterLerner @ndvori @thef35

    I may be wrong but it looks like this F-35 was flying with radar reflectors. Weird, isn’t it?


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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu May 24, 2018 4:55 am

    No sh%t it's over Beirut, put it in Damascus an see if it isn't turned into a pile of scrap metal.

    Seriously, this fighter is not gonna be leaving the Golan and Lebanese (Safe-space).
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    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 pm



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