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Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 02:54
by johnwill
Here's another blast from the past, a B-58 escape capsule from 1962, good for Mach 2 ejections. The airplane could be flown from inside a closed capsule.

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 03:13
by sferrin
Why not just do this? You wouldn't leave a Ferrari out in the blazing heat if you didn't need to. Why leave an $80 million jet?

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 03:31
by spazsinbad
B-58escapePodSupersonic A_H_2018_07.pdf attached from Aviation History Magazine July 2018

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 03:48
by spazsinbad
sferrin wrote:Why not just do this? You wouldn't leave a Ferrari out in the blazing heat if you didn't need to. Why leave an $80 million jet?

My question would be: "What is happening with these aircraft on deck?" Are they being readied for cocooning? (A long duration storage on deck, being completely "wrapped in white plastic"?). Or is this a short term day by day occurrence? I was just astonished as a child wandering about the flight deck of 'visiting Sydney Australia USS Coral Sea probably' in mid 1960s with some aircraft (F-4s probably) cocooned on deck. They had me baffled. CORAL SEA was on way back to the States from the war I guess with the damaged ones being ready to be craned off at wharf there. I dunno just my guess.

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2019, 04:22
by spazsinbad
B-58A Canopy & Crew Escape Capsules 22 page PDF from Flight Manual 28 Mar 1969 attached:

https://www.filefactory.com/file/8lrxsv ... Manual.pdf (82.5Mb)

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 09 Jan 2019, 20:38
by spazsinbad
Looks like the BRITS 'black tape' GAFFER tape FIX is in. Pic from recent QE test cycle. Prolly wiped it with an oily rag also.
:roll: :doh: Pic via e-mail so doan have no source. Youse could find it online I guess.... :shock: :drool:

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 14 Jan 2019, 15:22
by kippiis
Yeah, I've seen the pictures online.

Re: F-35 with damaged coating?

Unread postPosted: 15 Jan 2019, 01:10
by vilters
Paint and coatings will always deteriorate over time.

Remember the XB-70 that came back almost "naked" after a high speed flight.

First the structure, then some base - corrosion prevention coating, then some top layers, some RAM here and there, each expanding and contracting at different levels with pressure and temp changes.

Even your 65 mph car will require paint work sooner or later.