6 F-35s land on Wasp for testing

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Unread post19 May 2015, 20:45

USMC OT-1 kicks off with Lightning II aircraft landing aboard USS Wasp :mrgreen: LIES LIES LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :devil: + Photos
19 May 2015 Lance Cpl. Remington Hall, Headquarters Marine Corps

"... “It’s an interim half-step between fully deployed operations and development tests,” said Maj. Richard Rusnok, the Marine Operational and Test Evaluation Squadron 22 F-35B Detachment officer in charge, and one of the primary pilots for the exercise.

OT-1 is the connecting block between the testing team, engineers and fleet operations, according to Rusnok. The equipment, personnel and support will all represent what will be used in the fleet field of operations for this aircraft, he added.

The six aircraft are from Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Beaufort, South Carolina, and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based in Yuma, Arizona....

...“With the six F-35Bs onboard, the Wasp is ready to support this first phase of operational testing with everything she’s got,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Kurt Kastner, the commanding officer of the USS Wasp (LHD-1). “It’s not every day you have the Lightning II land on your deck, so we have taken great care so that everything goes smoothly.”

After arriving, the aircraft displayed short take off, vertical landing capabilities. This was the first of many flight operations scheduled take place during OT-1.

“The performance of the Marines out here has been exceptional; they’re eager to learn and excited to transition from their legacy aircraft and come over to the F-35B,” said Rauenhorst.

Many modifications had to be made to the Wasp in order for it to accommodate the F-35B, including the installation of the Autonomic Logistics Information System known as ALIS.

“The Wasp is the only ship in the fleet that has all of the integrated F-35B modifications,” said Rusnok. “One of the most important things is they’ve installed ALIS on the ship.”

Rusnok explained that ALIS is the aircraft’s informational and technological backbone. Maintaining the aircraft is done through this program.

In addition to the technical aspects, Rusnok also said there are many new physical attributes to the ship, such as a special coating on the flight deck and flight deck equipment, and a lithium ion battery storage capability aboard ship. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team is working closely with Naval Sea Systems Command to assess specific modifications made to USS WASP to support future deployments.

The Marine Corps’ other objectives during the next two weeks of testing include demonstrating and assessing day and night flight operations in varying aircraft configurations, as well as day and night weapons loading. Additionally, teams will assess digital interoperability of aircraft and ship systems, F-35B landing signal officer's launch and recovery software, and all aspects of maintenance, logistics, and sustainment support of the F-35B while deployed at sea."

Two HiRez Photos: http://media.dma.mil/2015/May/19/200104 ... 99-005.JPG
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"U.S. Marine Corps Begins F-35B Operational Trials
Marines and sailors aboard the Uss Wasp (LHD-1) secure and refuel an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter after its arrival for the first session of operational testing, May 18, 2015. Data and information gathered from OT-1 will lay the groundwork for F-35B deployments aboard Navy amphibious ships and the announcement of the Marine Corps' initial operating capacity of the F-35B in July. The aircraft are stationed with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Beaufort, South Carolina and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Yuma, Arizona. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Remington Hall/Released)" http://media.dma.mil/2015/May/19/200104 ... 99-004.JPG


http://media.dma.mil/2015/May/19/200104 ... 99-003.JPG

Source: http://www.marines.mil/News/NewsDisplay ... -wasp.aspx
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Unread post19 May 2015, 21:18

Only four F-35Bs? The other two must have crashed. /Sol mode


(Nice pics!)

Looks like Solomon has disabled comments on his latest F-35 whine. :lmao: Apparently testing is bogus because they haven't filled the flight deck with other helicopters getting in the way. What an idiot.
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Unread post19 May 2015, 21:49

A design fault prohibits the F-35 from taking off when other aircraft are watching. This is something that they have kept under wraps for some time. Only a handful of folks know it, but they are busy committing their time to blogging when they could actually do something meaningful for the nation ;)
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Unread post19 May 2015, 22:03

bring_it_on wrote:A design fault prohibits the F-35 from taking off when other aircraft are watching. This is something that they have kept under wraps for some time. Only a handful of folks know it, but they are busy committing their time to blogging when they could actually do something meaningful for the nation ;)



YES,....like "NOT" blogging! :)
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Unread post19 May 2015, 22:58

So far identified is:
F-35B 168719 VK-01 of VMFA-121
F-35B 168721 VK-03 of VMFA-121
F-35B 168722 VK-04 of VMFA-121
F-35B 169023 VM-10 of VMFAT-501

Edit: new to this list:
F-35B 169024 VM-11 of VMFAT-501
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Unread post20 May 2015, 02:17

Coming from the Asia-Pacific region, i can't wait for the IOC of USMC F-35B and see them forward deployed VMFA-121 to Iwakuni. The presence of a LHA with half a dozen of stealth fighters on-board cruising through the South China Seas will send a strong signal of presence to China. I firmly believe in this great-looking aircraft. Just like the MV-22, it is unfairly maligned now but will prove to be indispensable a decade down the road.
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Unread post20 May 2015, 03:17

NOT THE CURRENT WASP TEST VIDEO but a good edit of the last one with bits I have not seen before:
USS Wasp F-35 Operations
Published on Sep 20, 2014 okrajoe

"USS Wasp Operations. Courtesy Video | Navy Media Content Services | Date: 11.12.2013. Multimedia package of operations on the USS Wasp. Also available in high definition. No audio "

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Unread post20 May 2015, 03:36

bring_it_on wrote:Has anyone ever asked him to provide any sort of credentials?


Does pretending to be a Marine on the internet count as credentials?
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Unread post20 May 2015, 03:42

XanderCrews wrote:
bring_it_on wrote:Has anyone ever asked him to provide any sort of credentials?


Does pretending to be a Marine on the internet count as credentials?


Has anybody bothered to find out his real identity / personal info so we can go to him in person and bitch slap him for every stupid post he has put up?
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Unread post20 May 2015, 03:52

sferrin wrote: Apparently testing is bogus because they haven't filled the flight deck with other helicopters getting in the way. What an idiot.


LOL and guess how we know Sol has never been on a MEU??
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Unread post20 May 2015, 21:52

Regarding the video, I noticed at 1:24 the airplane is landing while facing aft on the boat. That is the first time I had seen that. Anyone know why it would do that? If the boat has forward speed, wouldn't that possibly cause hot air to be ingested into the engine inlet? And at 1:32 there is smoke coming from underneath the airplane just forward of the engine exhaust nozzle. Is that normal? Anyone seen it before?
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Unread post20 May 2015, 22:45

johnwill wrote:Regarding the video, I noticed at 1:24 the airplane is landing while facing aft on the boat. That is the first time I had seen that. Anyone know why it would do that? If the boat has forward speed, wouldn't that possibly cause hot air to be ingested into the engine inlet? And at 1:32 there is smoke coming from underneath the airplane just forward of the engine exhaust nozzle. Is that normal? Anyone seen it before?


I've seen the smoke in a number of videos.

You can see it pretty good here around 2:58, and a more a bit earlier in the video.



Frankly I'm surprised the Bill Sweetmans of the world haven't glommed onto it and gone full retard and told the world about the "airplane that catches on fire every time it performs a vertical landing" or some such nonsense.

P.S. They need to get a photo out showing all six aircraft onboard stat lest the basement crowd start up about what a bunch of liars the USMC is about having six airplanes out there. 'cuz they hidin' stuff ya know.
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Unread post20 May 2015, 22:52

sferrin wrote:P.S. They need to get a photo out showing all six aircraft onboard stat lest the basement crowd start up about what a bunch of liars the USMC is about having six airplanes out there. 'cuz they hidin' stuff ya know.


Better yet, uncut video of all 6 landing in quick succession.
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Unread post20 May 2015, 23:17

cantaz wrote:
sferrin wrote:P.S. They need to get a photo out showing all six aircraft onboard stat lest the basement crowd start up about what a bunch of liars the USMC is about having six airplanes out there. 'cuz they hidin' stuff ya know.


Better yet, uncut video of all 6 landing in quick succession.



I would love that. Get on it LM. :mrgreen:
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