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F-35 Cancelled, then what ?

Old 2nd Aug 2019, 06:20
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https://www.defensenews.com/global/e...o-base-f-35bs/

Italy Navy, Air Force debate where to base F-35Bs
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 16:19
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Well, the Israelis seem to be getting on with putting their F-35I's to use. From an article in Breaking Defense

Reports are emerging of Israeli strikes inside Iraq targeting Iranian ballistic missile shipments. If true, the reported F-35Is missions targeting two Iranian bases would represent a sharp escalation of Israeli attacks on Iranian forces operating in the region, and mark the first Israeli strikes in Iraq since the bold 1981 bombing that destroyed Saddam Hussein’s nascent nuclear program.
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 01:24
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I’ve just seen this picture on another forum.




Try to ignore the fatuous headline. I’m interested to know what happens if metric-speaking rescuers cut closer than 76.2mm to the canopy frame?
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Old 20th Aug 2019, 02:30
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post

Try to ignore the fatuous headline. I’m interested to know what happens if metric-speaking rescuers cut closer than 76.2mm to the canopy frame?
Complete stab in the dark but explosive charges to either separate the canopy on shatter it in case of ejection
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 13:28
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defense-aerospace.com passes on this mildly hairy tale from Air Combat Command's safety magazine, about a revealing series of system failures in one F-35A sortie from Hill AFB Utah.
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 15:07
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Originally Posted by rattman View Post
Complete stab in the dark but explosive charges to either separate the canopy on shatter it in case of ejection
Rattman has it about right. Explosive cord to shatter/separate the clear part of the canopy very near the frame. You can just see it in the photo above as the whiteish colored seal around the frame and better in this link:

https://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article...me-by-120-hou/

Reminds me of the, sweaty, F-22 pilot that got to see the emergency cutting procedure up close....

Pilot trapped in F-22 cockpit after canopy failure


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Old 30th Aug 2019, 15:51
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For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK.


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Old 30th Aug 2019, 16:05
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So Shanwick do the coastal tourist route for visiting USAF like LATCC used to do then?
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 16:26
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nice pr image. Interesting piece of coastal erosion there, mid shot..
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 17:33
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
So Shanwick do the coastal tourist route for visiting USAF like LATCC used to do then?
Swanwick Mil - stupid name if ever there was one. Presumably, yes, the Dover Tour as our American friends liked to call it back in the days of frequent USAFE weekend cross country's to their many UK bases at the time.

Good to see a tradition continue
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Old 31st Aug 2019, 14:20
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Swanwick Mil - stupid name if ever there was one. Presumably, yes, the Dover Tour as our American friends liked to call it back in the days of frequent USAFE weekend cross country's to their many UK bases at the time.

Good to see a tradition continue
Yeah, real stupid name, I mean, just because they are based at Swanwick and are military...
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 23:40
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Rewinged A10s (Warthogs)

Just goes to show how the USAF tried in vain to insist the F-35 was the superior replacement for the Warthog when it was nothing but BS.
A-10 re-winging completed, will keep Warthog in the air until late 2030s
By: Stephen Losey   August 13, 2019

Lt. Col. Ryan Richardson, 514th Flight Test Squadron commander and A-10 test pilot, rolls out after landing following a functional check flight on an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 25, 2019. The aircraft is from the Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and was the last of 173 A-10s to receive new wings under the Enhanced Wing Assembly program to extend the flying service life of the fleet. (Alex R. Lloyd/Air Force)
The Air Force said Monday that it has finished installing new wings on the last of 173 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs.

The re-winging of the venerable attack aircraft, popularly known as the Warthog, is expected to allow it to keep flying until the late 2030s, Air Force Materiel Command said in a release.

The upgraded wings should last for up to 10,000 flight hours without requiring a depot inspection, AFMC said. And they have an improved, newly designed wire harness to make the wings easier to remove, and lessen the chance of damaging the wing during the removal process.

These aircraft account for about 61 percent of the Air Force’s roughly 282 Warthogs. Boeing received a $1.1 billion contract in 2007 to build replacement wings at its Macon, Georgia, plant, and work began in 2011.

The 571st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base in Utah handled re-winging for 162 A-10s, the bulk of the project. The final A-10 was also re-winged at Ogden.

Osan Air Base in South Korea replaced the wings for the other 11 aircraft.
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Old 27th Sep 2019, 09:04
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AMI F-35A

Attended AirPower in my other neck of the woods earlier this month and first time I’ve seen AMI F-35A... so here are my photos of rain swept Zeltweg.






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F-35A first for Iceland Air Policing


https://ac.nato.int/archive/2019/ita...on-in-iceland-

The Keflavik NATO air policing mission is carried out first time by F-35A in Icelandic airspace tis the Aeronautica Italiana Militare.

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Old 27th Sep 2019, 18:14
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post

https://ac.nato.int/archive/2019/ita...on-in-iceland-

The Keflavik mission is carried out first time by F-35A in Thai China Sae tis the Aeronautica Italiana Militare.

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Old 28th Sep 2019, 07:00
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Well I hope the Italian detachmen5 goes well - and they have effective cold weather immersion suits.

”The deployment will be supported by one of Italy’s Boeing KC-767 tanker aircraft, a C-130J airlifter, and a P-72 maritime patrol derivative of the ATR-72 providing cover in the event of an ejection over water.”.....
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Old 8th Oct 2019, 18:45
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I feel sorry for the guy after a write up like this. Has a problem, sorts it, lands - end of. It used to just be called the “right stuff”.

Think they’ll write him up for a medal?

https://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article...ght-emergency/
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 06:03
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ORAC the pilot flight equipment (cold water immersion garment and thermal protection liner) would keep the ejectee snug, but I’d imagine you’d still want to get into a raft or be rescued fairly rapidly.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 06:54
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
I feel sorry for the guy after a write up like this. Has a problem, sorts it, lands - end of. It used to just be called the “right stuff”.

Think they’ll write him up for a medal?

https://www.luke.af.mil/News/Article...ght-emergency/
I'm afraid that link is coming up with the dreaded 404 message.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 08:11
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Moved it.

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