First ASRAAMs delivered for UK F-35 testing

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Unread post13 Apr 2016, 09:11

GEEEZ AND RICE!! F-35C has TWICE the FUEL as a legacy hornet?
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Unread post13 Apr 2016, 10:41

And almost 2.6 times the fuel as F-16 with almost identical external dimensions, internal weapon bays, internal targeting pod and a lot of other stuff...
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Unread post13 Apr 2016, 12:16

XanderCrews wrote:Image


I sure hope it's still stealthy with those 9x's. Because 2 extra AAM's is going to make a WORLD of difference IMO, especially since only 2 AMRAAMS can be carried on strike missions. And no gun on the B/C's, unless I guess they carry the pod.

IF they can carry them, it'd ally a lot of fears surrounding its dogfight performance, which I understand it's being unfairly criticized for, but still...
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Unread post13 Apr 2016, 16:39

KamenRiderBlade wrote:I never realized how small it was

Can you add in the A-4 Skyhawk for comparison to the existing 2 planes for scale?


There's small, then there's tiny :wink:
Here's the A-4F vs the F-35A:

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vs the F-16C:

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Unread post13 Apr 2016, 17:56

mixelflick wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:Image


I sure hope it's still stealthy with those 9x's. Because 2 extra AAM's is going to make a WORLD of difference IMO, especially since only 2 AMRAAMS can be carried on strike missions. And no gun on the B/C's, unless I guess they carry the pod.

IF they can carry them, it'd ally a lot of fears surrounding its dogfight performance, which I understand it's being unfairly criticized for, but still...


To me the long term solution isn't external carriage but the smaller AAM's the USAF is pursuing. If I can simply replace 120's on a 2-1 basis internally I am fine. Even without that I think what you see is a 4 ship strike with 1 of the four carrying 4 or eventually 6 AAM. But the long term solution is a small internal carry weapon.
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Unread post14 Apr 2016, 02:21

Dragon029 wrote:There's small, then there's tiny :wink:
Here's the A-4F vs the F-35A:


Wow, that is tiny
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Unread post14 Apr 2016, 02:23

:doh: :shock: The Teeny Tiny Tinker Toy - wot else? :roll: :mrgreen:
A4G Skyhawk: www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ & www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/videos?view_as=subscriber
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Unread post14 Apr 2016, 02:26

Interesting indeed........


QUOTE: The objective of the test was to investigate the separation characteristics of several armaments, which included the AIM-132 as well as the AIM-9X, AIM-120C, AGM-154 Joint Stand-off Weapon, GBU-32 (1,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition) and Paveway IV, from internal and external weapons stations of the Short Take-off and Vertical Landing and Carrier Variant versions of the JSF aircraft.


http://www.afmc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123472197
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Unread post14 Apr 2016, 04:04

I really like those overlays :D

I knew the Su-27 was big... but I didn't think they were that big. :shock:
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