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F-35 Cancelled, then what ?

Old 11th Jun 2014, 17:18
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VL? Probably NOT as indicated earlier

F-35 Mini Deployment 11 Jun 2014 John A. Tirpak
"...said Lockheed Martin F-35 Vice President Lorraine Martin. This marks the first time an F-35 of any variant has participated in an international airshow.... The aircraft will likely make the trip from MCAS Beaufort, S.C., refueled en route by KC-10 tankers. The team deploying will have to take spare parts, enough pilots and maintainers, and elements of the ALIS maintenance system to turn the aircraft for a combined eight flying demonstrations. The show routine is expected to be quite similar to that flown by the AV-8B Harrier, with a high- and low-speed pass, slowdown to hover and land, vertical takeoff, then rapid acceleration and flyaway...."
F-35 Mini Deployment
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 17:53
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The landings during last month's Cherry Point demos were all low speed, whether touch & go or full stop.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 19:02
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MCAS Yuma 2014 F-35B Display

As I have already posted on another thread, this was the first public display of a F-35B flown at the MCAS Yuma 2014 Air Show:

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Old 11th Jun 2014, 21:50
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Originally Posted by Coff
Whack in MS DOS 5 and it'll go like a rocket
Except that it will decide to reboot just before weapons release and you'll have to press "START" at the same time as squeezing the trigger and holding down the jettison button to shut it down. MS DOS, bless 'em.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 21:53
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Spaz, sorry, Mate. Lost interest in your rant now. I think you don't get my point that 2B and 3I are not the same software release. They have the same capability but are coded to run on different hardware. 2B is close to being tested and accepted, 3I is in flight testing. That is all I'm saying. Good night.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 22:09
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Oh ****!

I hate missing birthdays. Did we all wish the Joint Strike Fighter program a happy 20th?

Would it be more appropriate to wish CALF a happy 21st? Or is that less a significant birthday these days with everything else being legal at 18.
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 22:22
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I'm sure I was getting low flying chart amendments more than 21 years ago?
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 22:42
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Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter.

Perhaps the greatest misnomer ever. No wonder they changed it after a year.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 01:14
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'CM' I lost interest in your inability to prove this somehow:
"...you don't get my point that 2B and 3I are not the same software release...."
Have a read again at what has been provided earlier - or where you at pub again.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 01:43
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Spazsinbad, the point CM is making is valid.
2B and 3I run on different hardware, hence are different software regardless of what end service they provide.
It's like having Word text processor for MAC and PC, or Linux or whatever.
All have the same interface, function and produce compatible material.
However, all have different code since they operate on different OS/hardware.
It's the same case with JSF and I'm not sure what is to be 'proved' there.
Elementary knowledge of computers and software should be enough to make this obvious.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 07:56
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Thank you Nitro. I must have been speaking the wrong language.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 14:42
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Originally Posted by Willard Whyte View Post
Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter.
C.A.L.F

Are you saying that the chefs have made a meal of this?

It is now V.E.A.L.

Very Expensive Aircraft, Lockheed
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 21:25
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It's B.A.C.O.N Bugger all capability only nuisance. Not true, only a joke. I hope.
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 21:54
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S.T.E.A.K

Stealth Technology Earns Another Kill
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Old 12th Jun 2014, 22:33
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Want to make the F-35 cheaper..?

Then it's going to cost "tens of millions" of dollars! Also of note is that the Pentangle is looking at ways to 'bind' overseas customers to their order numbers by offering incentives, whatever they might be...

Pentagon Looks to Lower Costs of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program - WSJ

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Old 12th Jun 2014, 23:18
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Typhoon and F-35 fly together for the first time...

41(R) have been busy, stateside...http://www.baesystems.com/article/BA...3D1csypaf3c4_4

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Old 13th Jun 2014, 03:22
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Originally Posted by Courtney Mil
Thank you Nitro. I must have been speaking the wrong language.
No problem Courtney, since I have a ton of experience in speaking 'wrong language' too , persistently misjudging interlocutors' foreknowledge.
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 08:37
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@rhino

Can't wait to witness the F 35 display at Farnborough this year, albeit remotely
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Old 13th Jun 2014, 13:52
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its normally remote at Farnborough - you're stuck in traffic for hours..................
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Old 15th Jun 2014, 09:37
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Rumoured that an oil leak has caused the grounding ...

NAVAIR has grounded entire F-35B/C fleet due to an in-flight emergency which occurred on an F-35B near MCAS Yuma on 10 June.
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