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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #500 on: April 23, 2020, 06:06:53 AM »
The way things used to be done is the first couple of production variants were still far from full operational standard and often ended up in bone yards or requiring extensive upgrades within their first decade or even five years of service.  The vast majority of F-35s being delivered are at a minimum fitted for but not with full capability but will be much easier and cheaper to upgrade to full capability.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #501 on: June 11, 2020, 03:14:55 AM »



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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #502 on: August 15, 2020, 03:09:32 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #503 on: September 11, 2020, 02:15:37 AM »
https://theaviationist.com/2020/09/10/these-are-some-of-the-designs-submitted-for-the-new-aggressors-f-35-color-scheme/









Click on each to see a bigger version.

I wonder how long before someone creates some decals/masks...

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #504 on: October 11, 2021, 02:41:57 AM »
Finally, this What-If.  Though I think the author might have misdrawn the F-35C instead.

Full version HERE!
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #505 on: January 01, 2022, 02:06:58 AM »
As of today:



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Offline KiwiZac

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #506 on: January 02, 2022, 09:08:22 AM »
Wow. That's very cool. And eye-opening - I didn't realise there were so many already.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #507 on: January 02, 2022, 09:10:50 AM »
How many actual aircraft per squadron at the moment Greg ?

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #508 on: January 03, 2022, 12:26:25 AM »
It will vary from operator to operator.  There are over 730 f-35s delivered to date though.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #509 on: January 03, 2022, 12:41:39 AM »
730  :o

all operational or some working up ?

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #510 on: January 03, 2022, 12:59:12 AM »
Define operational vs working up?  The aircraft may be fully operational though used in a training role due to the crew needing to work up...

As of 1st December there were:

  • 730+ delivered
  • 11 services declared IOC
  • 9 operating F-35s from their home soil
  • 14 services operating F-35s
  • Over 267,000 operational missions flown
  • 463,000+ flying hours accrued
  • 1535+ qualified pilots
  • 11,500+ trained maintainers
  • 29 operational F-35 bases

The numbers are higher now...
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #511 on: January 03, 2022, 04:09:11 AM »
I meant full squadrons versus squadrons still in training

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #512 on: January 03, 2022, 08:30:26 AM »
As of 1st December there were:

  • 730+ delivered
  • 11 services declared IOC
  • 9 operating F-35s from their home soil
  • 14 services operating F-35s
  • Over 267,000 operational missions flown
  • 463,000+ flying hours accrued
  • 1535+ qualified pilots
  • 11,500+ trained maintainers
  • 29 operational F-35 bases

The numbers are higher now...
Incredible. Again, I had no idea things were so far along. That's brilliant.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #513 on: January 04, 2022, 12:06:21 AM »
I meant full squadrons versus squadrons still in training

I believe all of the Squadrons on that poster are full.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #514 on: January 04, 2022, 01:14:15 AM »
I meant full squadrons versus squadrons still in training

I believe all of the Squadrons on that poster are full.

Whoa!

Reading some reports over on SPF about how a couple of F-35's can enhance the 4/4.5 generation fighters capabilities when used together, what will 730 do  :o :o :o

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #515 on: January 05, 2022, 03:43:15 AM »
But, but, but it's a trillion dollar waste that "doesn't work".  :-\
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #516 on: January 05, 2022, 07:10:28 AM »
The Fighter Pilot Podcast did a great show on the F-35 with LtCol Billie Flynn RCAF (Retired), it's well worth a listen: https://www.fighterpilotpodcast.com/episodes/121-whats-up-with-the-f-35/

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #517 on: January 06, 2022, 01:06:48 AM »
But, but, but it's a trillion dollar waste that "doesn't work".  :-\

 ;D

Yeah, over 750 not working now... ;)
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