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Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 06:59
by Dragon029
juretrn wrote:Has a travel pod been certified to be carried by the F-35 at all?


Dragon029 wrote:This; also as for travel pods, it's been mentioned that there aren't any currently certified for flight, but that there's a decent amount of storage space behind the seat.

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2019, 10:46
by n3sk
Keep an eye out if I see it again, I’ll pop back by

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 22:27
by n3sk
All right at 4:20 a f-35 I believe it was a navy version flew over with something on each wing. I got a good look this time. Long and skinny. Stuck out past the leading and trailing edge

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 22:31
by steve2267
n3sk wrote:All right at 4:20 a f-35 I believe it was a navy version flew over with something on each wing. I got a good look this time. Long and skinny. Stuck out past the leading and trailing edge


How close to the wing tips were these long and skinny objects?

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 22:59
by n3sk
Mid wing and about 2o minutes later, one seemed to be missing??? Not sure if it was the same jet, I am only using the naked eye. There has been a lot of traffic in the last few days. Been a pleasure watching.

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 00:34
by durahawk
Dragon029 wrote:
juretrn wrote:Has a travel pod been certified to be carried by the F-35 at all?


Dragon029 wrote:This; also as for travel pods, it's been mentioned that there aren't any currently certified for flight, but that there's a decent amount of storage space behind the seat.


All US A models can carry travel pods. They go on stations 4 and 8 though so definitely not the observed store.

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 00:40
by SpudmanWP
For those of you who don't already know....

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Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 01:06
by steve2267
n3sk wrote:All right at 4:20 a f-35 I believe it was a navy version flew over with something on each wing. I got a good look this time. Long and skinny. Stuck out past the leading and trailing edge


n3sk wrote:Mid wing and about 2o minutes later, one seemed to be missing??? Not sure if it was the same jet, I am only using the naked eye. There has been a lot of traffic in the last few days. Been a pleasure watching.


Long and skinny... midwing... sticks out past the leading and trailing edge...

Where is this? Down near Eglin?

If I didn't know any better... I wonder if he wasn't seeing some sort of separation testing for the 5000lb GBU-28 on stations 3 & 9.

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 01:27
by n3sk
10 and 2 I think. You have me wanting to pull out my cannon camera to give a better description.

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 01:33
by spazsinbad
n3sk wrote:10 and 2 I think. You have me wanting to pull out my cannon camera to give a better description.

Now THAT will be helpful. :mrgreen:

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 02:48
by steve2267
n3sk wrote:10 and 2 I think. You have me wanting to pull out my cannon camera to give a better description.


Yes please!

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 03:41
by SpudmanWP
Without seeing anything..

1st thought, JASSM
2nd thought, EFT

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 05:07
by steve2267
SpudmanWP wrote:Without seeing anything..

1st thought, JASSM


Long and skinny?

SpudmanWP wrote:2nd thought, EFT


"But 20 minutes later one seemed to be missing" ? If true... they punched one off? I mean, I suppose it's possible in the course of qualifying it they would punch one off and fly assymetrically... but I would think that sort of testing would occur at Edwards?

Wasn't Eglin the birthplace of the GBU-28? And don't they do a lot of weapex @ Eglin?

I dunno. I'm scratching my head at this point. "Long and skinny", extending beyond the leading and trailing edges of the wing... hmmm...

Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 05:22
by garrya
Long and skinny?
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Re: F-35 Eglin pod on port wing.

Unread postPosted: 14 Mar 2019, 10:30
by n3sk
That looks about right!