F35A Air to Air loadout?

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Unread post27 Sep 2015, 21:17

SpudmanWP wrote:
munny wrote:Is there a document somewhere which shows the plan for 6 missiles "INTERNALLY" at block 5? I've seen a diagram showing additions at various block levels but it just says 6 x AIM-120, not 6 x AIM120 Internally.


No, there is not much detail about Blk short of the Norway docs.

At SDD IOC (Blk 3) the F-35 can carry 14 AAMs (Internal and External). What else could the "Six AAMs" of Blk 5 refer to but internal?

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Any updates on when this loadout will happen?
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Unread post27 Sep 2015, 21:59

External weapons are .... What is missing from that graphic are the SIX internal missiles. Oops I see you got that already.

FWIW the Norwegian 2008 Block Upgrade Plan from: http://norway.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/v ... _dista.pdf
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Unread post04 Oct 2015, 21:10

Just hadn't seen them carry the double MRLs yet and was wondering when that'll happen.
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Unread post05 Oct 2015, 00:51

There is a post here somewhere where a LM employee verified that the 14 AAM loadout (12 AMRAAM & 2 9x) was a Block 3F capability.
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Unread post07 Nov 2015, 19:53

SnakeHandler wrote:Just hadn't seen them carry the double MRLs yet and was wondering when that'll happen.


Should be no problem externally at all. Weight and drop tests already confirmed...a number of years ago.

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Unread post07 Nov 2015, 22:17

could you imagine 14 a-a missles for a DCA Vul?

I would go out 12x2..... I always hated being skosh. especially with a 9M.......thats where i "code 3" it as a limfac on the taxi out and i magically get another slammer
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