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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #475 on: September 12, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Maybe they will finally retire their SU-22M4s! Maybe not.......

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #476 on: September 13, 2019, 02:55:37 AM »
Another customer to the list.   :smiley:
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #477 on: September 16, 2019, 07:44:29 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #478 on: September 17, 2019, 01:09:38 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #479 on: September 27, 2019, 12:24:21 AM »
Apparently sales efforts to Greece, Romania, and Spain are in the works.  All of those could make for interesting markings if they went through.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #480 on: September 27, 2019, 08:38:50 AM »
Spain is probably the most likely there but all 3 will need to sort out budget issues first.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #481 on: November 03, 2019, 05:00:57 AM »
Random idea:  Spanish F-35B in this scheme:

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #482 on: November 18, 2019, 05:03:42 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #483 on: November 28, 2019, 05:17:10 AM »
Two seater F-35C where the aft cockpit is for a drone controller operating multiple unmanned F-35Cís in strike missions, one of which is a Prowler/Growler successor.   Standoff positioning for people but quickly available for actual eyes on should circumstances require.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #484 on: November 28, 2019, 10:59:25 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating, given how the structure breaks down.  A tandem-seat configuration is possible, but it would take major redesign of the forward fuselage, both in structure and in equipment installation.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #485 on: November 28, 2019, 07:11:20 PM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating, given how the structure breaks down.  A tandem-seat configuration is possible, but it would take major redesign of the forward fuselage, both in structure and in equipment installation.

Or put the poor back seater in a coal hole in place of the F-35Bs lift fan  :(

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #486 on: November 29, 2019, 12:19:12 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating, given how the structure breaks down.

That's the conclusion I came to as well Evan.  And now I've got hold of some more casting supplies -----

Or put the poor back seater in a coal hole in place of the F-35Bs lift fan  :(

My opinion is a trainer would be more likely for the F-35B than the other variants.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #487 on: November 29, 2019, 02:58:14 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating, given how the structure breaks down.  A tandem-seat configuration is possible, but it would take major redesign of the forward fuselage, both in structure and in equipment installation.

Or put the poor back seater in a coal hole in place of the F-35Bs lift fan  :(
That would wipe out major fuel tankage on the F-35A and F-35C airframes; I can't really see that.  Seriously, manufacturing breaks being where they are on the F-35, I stand by my earlier comment.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #488 on: November 29, 2019, 03:41:19 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating, given how the structure breaks down.  A tandem-seat configuration is possible, but it would take major redesign of the forward fuselage, both in structure and in equipment installation.

Or put the poor back seater in a coal hole in place of the F-35Bs lift fan  :(

But that's where R2D2 goes...
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #489 on: November 29, 2019, 03:41:52 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating,

Hmmm...me liking idea.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #490 on: November 29, 2019, 05:04:09 AM »
Two-seat F-35C would more likely be side-by-side seating,

Hmmm...me liking idea.

Doing some part comparisons, I've found the major bulkhead behind the cockpit is wider than most side-by-side trainers we've seen to date. The only one that seems to be close to the width of this bulkhead is a cockpit/forward fuselage from an TF-102. At least that's with working with the kits I have --  Another thing about the TF-102 forward fuselage, the cross-section through it is very similar in shape to the F-35's forward fuselage. Which is convenient   ;)

This might interest people though, a 1/48 F-35B canopy on the 1/72 TF-102 forward fuselage and a comparison of parts.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #491 on: December 14, 2019, 02:41:34 AM »
Australia's fleet is increasing...






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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #492 on: December 29, 2019, 03:39:50 AM »
Video showing a bunch of F-35 weapon trials, especially of the gun and gun pod:  https://youtu.be/jay_9y0d5m8
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #493 on: February 17, 2020, 02:40:17 AM »
Recently in Singapore:

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #494 on: March 04, 2020, 03:44:58 AM »


Not bad for a program many claim to be in a constant death spiral...
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #495 on: March 04, 2020, 03:56:44 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #496 on: March 04, 2020, 04:39:34 AM »
Not bad for a program many claim to be in a constant death spiral...
That's make a lot of prototype and pre-series airframe for a single program :P

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #497 on: March 05, 2020, 07:56:16 AM »
Not bad for a program many claim to be in a constant death spiral...
That's make a lot of prototype and pre-series airframe for a single program :P

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #499 on: April 23, 2020, 02:23:54 AM »
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