F-16 solo display - Or what an F-35 WON'T be able to do ;)

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Unread post23 Oct 2011, 04:39

Off topic, 1st503rd... but on a different thread, I for one would be interested to read your thoughts on a more sustainable Plan B proposal which you might personally make this late in the game. Thanks in advance.
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Unread post24 Oct 2011, 05:11

Thanks for the kind words, all. Any of you make it down to Fort Worth, beer and barbecue is on me at Angelo's.
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Unread post27 Nov 2011, 02:40

OOPS? Doouble Poost! :oops: See Beeloow. No wonder. This post shows up on the F-35 forum but this new entry is not seen?: :wtf:

F-16 solo display - Or what an F-35 WON'T be able to do ;)

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Unread post27 Nov 2011, 02:50

'johnwill' here's hoping we all live long enough to see a similar F-35B display (note altitude is whatever but cold I guess). :D Pic below is a screenshot from end of video.

Switzerland.mpg John Farley Harrier Display Switzerland 1971

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Unread post27 Nov 2011, 05:12

Great show. Thanks for posting. :applause:
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Unread post27 Nov 2011, 20:23

Cool! Let's see an F-16C do THAT!
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Unread post02 Dec 2011, 03:20

I posted this in another forum but think I should here too.

The F-35 was designed with an entire air campaign in mind. For “first day of the war” operations when stealth is of supreme importance, the F-35 can carry two 2,000-pound bombs (two 1,000-pound bombs for the F-35B) and two radar guided dogfight missiles internally. Critics of the F-35 have complained that this loadout is far too light for sustained combat. However, in stealth configuration, all F-35 fuel is internal, as are all sensor and targeting systems. On legacy aircraft such as the F-16, fuel, weapons, targeting pods, etc., are carried externally and their weight and drag severely hamper performance. With a full internal load of fuel and weapons, the F-35 is as agile as a “clean” F-16 carrying no weapons. In other words, in stealth mode, the F-35 gives up nothing in range or weaponry, but adds considerable ability to penetrate enemy air defenses.

After enemy defenses have been beaten down, however—Week 2 of an air campaign—the F-35 becomes a weapon-hauling champ, with seven external hardpoints able to carry up to about 18,000 pounds of ordnance (15,000 on the STOVL model), including weapons too large to fit in its internal weapon bays. The F-35 can also be fitted with wingtip missile launch rails, to expand its ability to conduct air superiority missions.
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Unread post19 Dec 2011, 05:35

Updated vid: what an F-35A (or Harrier II for that matter) could not duplicate when armed w/ a pair of AIM-9x. A truly classic jet... they don't make them like they used to. Respects to the pilot- :thumb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lql7DB9z5eU
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