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Airframe Details for F-35 #AX-05




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Aircraft: : AX-05 (15-5158)
LM Aero T/V AX-05
Plant Nagoya FACO
Local C/N
Delivered JASDF 79-8705
F-35A
Current JASDF 79-8705
F-35A
Status [w/o]
The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility on June 5, 2017. First flight was on July 12, 2017.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
05 Jun 2017 [act] 79-8705 F-35A
The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility. November 2, 2017 the aircraft flew to Misawa AB, Japan to help prepare for the longer trans-pacific flight to the United States so that the aircraft can have its final function tests.
28 May 2018 [act] 79-8705 JASDF Rinji F-35A Hikotai F-35A
09 Apr 2019 [msh] 79-8705 JASDF 302Hikotai F-35A News Article
Crashed into the sea some 135km from the island of Honshu.
09 Apr 2019 [w/o] 79-8705 JASDF 302Hikotai F-35A


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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