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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 01:46

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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 02:31

Why use stealth droptanks in a non-LO configuration?
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 02:39

FSX would be guesswork. Correct? Are there any other non-existent drop tanks available?
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 11:14

madrat wrote:Why use stealth droptanks in a non-LO configuration?


I don't think those are. They're F-35-specific tanks, shaped like that for drag reduction... but I'm pretty sure there's nothing LO about them.
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 11:58

I don't believe the drop tanks exist - except on paper. Here is one thread on this forum about them.

F-35 External Fuel Tanks?

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-16656.html
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 16:10

Those are specific F-35 tanks for not only transonic drag reduction, but more importantly, separation issues.
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 21:11

And yet do they exist?
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 21:39

Who knows what exists in the program somewhere.
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Unread post26 Jul 2012, 22:30

So we can speculate all we like? I would rather go with some solid information. Sure it is likely that F-35 drop tanks - when produced - will look like the line drawings seen in weapon carriage diagrams in F-35 briefings; but as indicated elsewhere on this forum, development is not forthcoming.
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Unread post16 Dec 2012, 23:58

I am little disappointed, I was thinking with all the advanced CFD computer software and advanced 3d printing that the F-35's drop tanks wouldn't be quite so symmetrical.
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Unread post17 Dec 2012, 00:17

Yet another thread about F-35 drop tanks with graphic:

F-35 External fuel tanks? 16 Dec 2012

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-21708.html

Graphic from PDF posted by SWP?: http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_download-id-16605.html

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Unread post17 Dec 2012, 00:34

An update on the originator of this thread (FSX F-35 model)... Dino Cattaneo will soon kindly make his work freeware as indicated.

Projects update 28 Nov 2012

http://indiafoxtecho.blogspot.com.au/20 ... pdate.html

"A very quick update on the status of my various FSX projects:

F-35 LIGHTNING II - The product has been withdrawn from sales to be re-released as freeware. I've already made several minor improvements to the package, and I am evaluating further changes. A plausible release date is the first or second week of January...."

Other FSX Naval Aircraft suitable for carrier landing info next at URL. The T-45C is excellent for this purpose.
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Unread post17 Dec 2012, 00:42

So, if the tank is made with composites, then couldn't it be radar-transparent?
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Unread post17 Dec 2012, 00:49

Radar transparent?: Stealthy, similar to the gunpod - depending on shape also - which for aerodynamic reasons is the way it is probably?
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Unread post17 Dec 2012, 04:23

Not my video - made with Dino's F-35C in FSX. The view out front is the best. One slight issue with the AoA only being at bottom of vHUD making it not visible some times but OK as seen here on a long straight in approach. Don't forget to right click on the 'playing video' to select ZOOM > FULL SCREEN.
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