Bomb Racks For The F-35

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Unread post18 Jun 2007, 14:35

Anyone have any ( obviously public ) info on what bomb racks will be used for external carry of stations 2&10 and 3&9?

I would be real interested in this as it seems there is a lot of potential here for a BRU-57 twin smart rack or similar product. Although I would be curious about this as if there is clearance enough to have BRU-57 on all four of those? or just for example 3&9.

This should interest everyone as lets say a bug hunt in a Iraq scenario today, where a 500 pound weapon ( or even the detuned BLU-126 ) in the form of a laser-JDAM GBU-38, One would think that counting internal stores, a JTAC would be very happy to see a two ship F-35 team show up with lots of these weapons hung.

Just curious.

Some potential non stealth bug hunt loadouts could be as much as:

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2 AMRAAM
8 SDBII or 2 GBU-38 laser JDAM
External assuming full BRU-57_like ability
8 GBU-38 laser JDAM
Leave stations 1 and 11 clean.
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Unread post22 Jun 2007, 18:25

elp wrote:Anyone have any ( obviously public ) info on what bomb racks will be used for external carry of stations 2&10 and 3&9?

I would be real interested in this as it seems there is a lot of potential here for a BRU-57 twin smart rack or similar product. Although I would be curious about this as if there is clearance enough to have BRU-57 on all four of those? or just for example 3&9.

This should interest everyone as lets say a bug hunt in a Iraq scenario today, where a 500 pound weapon ( or even the detuned BLU-126 ) in the form of a laser-JDAM GBU-38, One would think that counting internal stores, a JTAC would be very happy to see a two ship F-35 team show up with lots of these weapons hung.

Just curious.

Some potential non stealth bug hunt loadouts could be as much as:

Internal
2 AMRAAM
8 SDBII or 2 GBU-38 laser JDAM
External assuming full BRU-57_like ability
8 GBU-38 laser JDAM
Leave stations 1 and 11 clean.


There is more clearance than on an F-16/18 so the BRU-57 should be NP. The BRU-61 (SDB x 4 rack) will be used externally and internally.
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Unread post24 Oct 2019, 10:00

elp wrote:Some potential non stealth bug hunt loadouts could be as much as:

Internal
2 AMRAAM
8 SDBII or 2 GBU-38 laser JDAM
External assuming full BRU-57_like ability
8 GBU-38 laser JDAM
Leave stations 1 and 11 clean.


Why leave stations 1 and 11 clean?
I would say that in such configuration above (non-stealth) loading stations 1 and 11 with AIM-9X (or ASRAAM) would be a major plus either for self-defense against any pop-up/close-in aerial threat and/or to engage any aerial target of opportunity such as an enemy helicopter.
Moreover such weapons (AIM-9X/ASRAAM) are light weight so they shouldn't hamper the aircraft's performance at least not significantly.
A 4th/4.5th gen fighter aircraft stands about as much chance against a F-35 as a guns-only Sabre has against a Viper.
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Unread post24 Oct 2019, 13:13

dwightlooi wrote:There is more clearance than on an F-16/18 so the BRU-57 should be NP. The BRU-61 (SDB x 4 rack) will be used externally and internally.


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Unread post24 Oct 2019, 15:51

weasel1962 wrote:Nice racks - Ѡeasel

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Unread post27 Oct 2019, 20:40

When the BRU-70/A DITER was first fit to the AV-8B, the were comments to the fact it would also be fit to the F-35B. Not sure if that is a workable plan or just wishful thinking.
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Unread post28 Oct 2019, 21:48

Not bomb racks but does anyone know if these photos are authentic and what racks/weapons are employed?
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Unread post28 Oct 2019, 22:14

The Brimstone missile and it's unique TER, it looks like.
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 00:20

'operaaperta ' Information about source/URL of the 'F-35 brimstone' photos would be very helpful don't you think? Thanks.
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 00:44

operaaperta wrote:Not bomb racks but does anyone know if these photos are authentic and what racks/weapons are employed?

It fake, pts.
In your photo missiles have no separation after launch and the exhaust is too bright from brimstone
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 00:52

It's from the newest Ace Combat I'm pretty sure; those Brimstone pylons exist for other platforms and there's no reason they couldn't be used on the F-35, but Brimstone / SPEAR 3 isn't integrated yet and it's possible that the UK might only be settling for internal carriage (of 8x SPEAR 3), similar to the current situation with the GBU-39.
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 03:30

operaaperta ' Information about source/URL of the 'F-35 brimstone' photos would be very helpful don't you think? Thanks.


It came from a Japanese post on the F35 Twitter feed. By the time I had saved the pics and gone back to translate the text in the feed it had disappeared. Based on the replies above I’m going with it being a screenshot from a game
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 04:01

OK - fair enough - I understand. Thanks for letting us know details.
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Unread post31 Oct 2019, 00:10

elp wrote:This should interest everyone as lets say a bug hunt in a Iraq scenario today, where a 500 pound weapon ( or even the detuned BLU-126 ) in the form of a laser-JDAM GBU-38, One would think that counting internal stores, a JTAC would be very happy to see a two ship F-35 team show up with lots of these weapons hung.

I'd think they'd be even happier with all SDB2s, each aircraft could potentially stomp 24 bugs.
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