Norwegian F-35As take up QRA duties in Iceland

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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 07:15

https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 2082644992

Video taken from russian Bear. RNoAF F-35s already lining up with Bears and Foxhounds in the north sea. Also showing RNoAF F-16s and Typhoons from the RAF. And a nice view from a Bear in refuel position.
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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 11:47

krorvik wrote:https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1236605752082644992
Video taken from russian Bear. RNoAF F-35s already lining up with Bears and Foxhounds in the north sea. Also showing RNoAF F-16s and Typhoons from the RAF. And a nice view from a Bear in refuel position.

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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 14:54

Salute!

Good to see "operational" missions by the Nowegians.

Secondly, I had not seen their model with the drag chute hump, if my assumption is correct about the hump.

Third, no mystery why the Bears are coming down. Hope the Stubbies had their radar turned off and made the intercept using their other sensors. Back in the 60's, we were not to use our "fast" frequency hopping capability on the VooDoo and 106 radars when certain satellites were overhead. That hydraulically-tuned maggie moved our system hundreds of mHz between pulses, so was a few decades ahead of the pure electronic frequency hopping. At the time, the solid state stuff couldn't operate up in the gigahertz regime. A Buff EWO at Grand Forks said that all he saw was noise a few dB above normal background ( we practiced against them when their missions allowed it).

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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 15:12

Gums wrote:Hope the Stubbies had their radar turned off and made the intercept using their other sensors.


Most likely, good chance the F-16's from Bodø handed off somewhere along our coastline - and the Tiffies took over further south (Edit: somewhere off Bergen if sources are correct). Those bears will be well visible to Sørreisa CRC too.
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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 15:58

Cropped clip from the video Tu-142 & RNoAF F-35A : https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/stat ... 2082644992
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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 17:48

Ooooh. Lovely - thanks for posting!
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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 17:59

Gums wrote:Secondly, I had not seen their model with the drag chute hump, if my assumption is correct about the hump.


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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 20:16



Ah those concrete HAZ's bring back memories, run-ups in them would rattle your teeth. :|
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25 seconds, weapon bays are in view. Pretty sure they "only" carry 2 AIM-120 in there.
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Unread post09 Mar 2020, 22:30

Just because the LONG URL annoys me but thanks for the snowscape video. WOW! Same video posted above by 'lamoey'.

Norway Sends F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jets To Iceland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFNv2v3Q8w

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Unread post10 Mar 2020, 17:38

More goodies, this time from flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nato/sets ... 424330352/

Great hires shots, can almost feel the cold creeping through the monitor.
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Unread post11 Mar 2020, 04:30

Salute!

Any reports from the folks flying those things on icey runways?

The Norwegian Viper classmates I had back in late 1979 told us that their tests with the drag chute was what was suspected. With any kind of crosswind, the plane would weathervane and keeping it on the runway could be a challenge some days.

I only used the chute on the VooDoo, as our normal approach and touch speed was over 150 knots, sometimes 175+ depending on gas. The chute and aero braking let us land comfortably on a 9,000 foot rwy ( whatever NATO standard was). With a good headwind, didn't even need brakes to turn off the far end.

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Unread post11 Mar 2020, 09:23

Gums wrote:Any reports from the folks flying those things on icey runways?


Not many that I know of, but here is something: https://www.defensenews.com/global/euro ... e-of-gear/

“That said, our experience operating the F-35 on slippery airfields is that it’s more safe and easier than with the F-16s,” she added. “With the stability of the [F-35] aircraft, it’s easier to take off and land on slippery airfields. … It’s performing extremely well.”


“The performance of the aircraft — in general and in Norwegian conditions specifically — is more than expected. It’s an incredible capability. It performs extremely well in cold weather and the sensor capability and fusion is remarkable also when it comes to our challenging environment with the geography, topography and distance,” she said.


video has also been posted before, although not necessarily icy conditions:
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=53569&p=389116&hilit=wtxIhjKczz4#p389116
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