VMFA-122 First F-35B Flight as an F-35B Squadron

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Unread post31 Mar 2018, 06:18

VMFA-122 First F-35B Flight as an F-35B Squadron
Anytime Recently 30 Mar 2018 ALERT 5

"The Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122), Lt. Col. John P. Price, conducts VMFA-122’s first flight operations in an F-35B Lightning II on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., March 29, 2018. VMFA-122 is conducting the flight operations for the first time as an F-35 squadron. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)"

Photo: http://alert5.com/wp-content/uploads/20 ... 257420.jpg (5.3Mb) BuNo. 168732

Source: http://alert5.com/2018/03/31/vmfa-122-f ... irst-time/
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Unread post31 Mar 2018, 06:42

DVIDS VMFA-122 F-35B bunch of photos: No.2 BuNo is indistinct (to me anyway)

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4257412/ ... i-squadron JPG (4.45Mb)
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Unread post31 Mar 2018, 18:14

I'm going to have to talk to some people, wondering about the effects of the HUGE paint job on tails. Possible heat up a bit more and IR sig goes up??????????????????????

Are F-22 painted up all pretty?
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Unread post01 Apr 2018, 15:34

Can't wait for the F-35 to join a tiger meet. Should have some great artwork! The F-16, Tornadoes, Rafale's and Mirages
had great artwork.
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Unread post02 Apr 2018, 23:09

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The Commanding Officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122), Lt. Col. John P. Price, conducts a pre-flight check of aircraft in preperation of VMFA-122’s first flight operations in an F-35B Lightning II on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz., March 29, 2018. VMFA-122 is conducting the flight operations for the first time as an F-35 squadron. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz)


I guess that's one place that you can safely put color graphics on a VLO airframe :eagerness:

https://theaviationist.com/2018/04/02/v ... tion-yuma/
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Unread post02 Apr 2018, 23:47

Other photos here: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=53996
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Unread post03 Apr 2018, 02:59

sorry, my bad...
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