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Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2012, 16:08
by spazsinbad
I'll bite - where is F135 listed as a '43,/28k'? I can answer 'where' but you will have to ask LM 'why'.

http://www.f135engine.com/proven-tech/e ... cter.shtml

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2012, 17:19
by g3143
cola wrote:Any idea, why is F135 in March 2012, listed as 40k/25k lb class engine, instead of 43k/28k?


Maybe 40k/25k is what the engine must do, but we all know it can really do is 43k/28k.

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2012, 22:15
by cola
spazsinbad wrote:I'll bite - where is F135 listed as a '43,/28k'? I can answer 'where' but you will have to ask LM 'why'.

http://www.f135engine.com/proven-tech/e ... cter.shtml

PW has 43k lb listed on their site > http://www.pw.utc.com/products/military/f135.asp
Didn't quite follow, so do you have any idea when that changed?

Unread postPosted: 05 Apr 2012, 22:23
by spazsinbad
At the link 'cola' provided the info is this: (under the 'characteristics' tab). 'TEG' will probably have an explanation whilst 'g3143' seems to be close, perhaps engine control software limits engine output for prolonging engine service life? Anyway:

Engine Characteristics
Conventional Take Off and Landing CTOL / CV Engine Design

Maximum Thrust (in pounds): 43,000 (191.3 kN)
Intermediate Thrust (in pounds): 28,000 (128.1 kN)
Length: 220 inches (5.59 meters)
Inlet Diameter: 46 inches (1.17 meters)
Maximum Diameter: 51 inches (1.30 meters)
Bypass Ratio: 0.57 Overall Pressure Ratio: 28

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Short Take Off and Vertical Landing STOVL Propulsion System Design

Maximum Thrust (in pounds): 43,000 (191.3 kN)

Short Takeoff Thrust: 38,100 (169.5 kN)
Hover Thrust: 39,400 (175.3 kN)
Main Engine: 15,700
Lift Fan: 20,000
Roll Post: 3,700

Length
Main Engine: 369 inches (9.37 meters)
Inlet Diameter: 46 inches (1.17 meters)
Lift Fan: 50 inches (1.27 meters)

Maximum Diameter: 51 inches (1.30 meters)

Bypass Ratio
Conventional: 0.56
Powered Lift: 0.51

Overall Pressure Ratio
Conventional: 28
Powered Lift: 29

F-35 Fast Facts July 17 2012

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2012, 04:50
by energo
F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts
July 17, 2012.

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2012, 22:31
by SpudmanWP
21 March 2012
F-35 Program Status and Weapons Roadmap
Precision Strike Annual Review 2012

Author: Col Mark Werth Director, Air System Requirements
Original Location: Available Here

Highlights:
1. 2012 Objectives (pg 12)
2. Per-Blk Weapon Certification (pg 4-6), including UK Weapons
3. Blk 4 weapons (pg 7) to include new cannon rounds and the Turkish SOM (JSOW equiv)
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Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2012, 23:40
by spazsinbad
Thanks SWP. My Acrobat Reader 10.1.3 generates an error message on page 3 indicating perhaps that information is missing from that page. Anyway here is another example page (edited) from same PDF. Page 3 (with error message not shown) also attached. Plus now 'candidate weapons for Block 4' page attached.

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2012, 23:48
by SpudmanWP
Page 3 looks like that for me and I get no errors (version 10.1.3)

Unread postPosted: 07 Aug 2012, 00:01
by spazsinbad
OK thanks. Probably a 'font thing' I'll mess around with whatever I can (currently testing Acrobat 11 which generates same message also). Using Windows 7 64 bits and I can test it in Windows 8 wappidywap 64 bits candidate BETA release. Too much info I'm sure. :D

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2012, 03:03
by spazsinbad
Facts of much Fastness by LM 2012 13aug:

http://f-35.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... 3-2012.pdf

"On July 17, the first CV flight with Block 2A software was conducted.
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On August 6, AN-1, the first Netherlands F-35, and AF-20 flew for the first time."

Unread postPosted: 18 Sep 2012, 04:30
by spazsinbad
Joint Tactical Data Enterprise Services (TDES) Migration Plan (JTMP) 2009

http://idlsoc.com/Documents/Symposiums/ ... s_OASD(NII).pdf (5.4Mb)

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2012, 10:05
by fang
spaz just 4 u :)
Management of Australia’sAir Combat Capability—F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition - Sep' 27, 2012
http://www.scribd.com/doc/107874602/12/ ... agreements

Unread postPosted: 08 Oct 2012, 13:03
by spazsinbad
Fast Facts Maam - nothing but the facts maam - nothing but the facts:

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts September 5, 2012

http://f-35.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... 5-2012.pdf (164Kb)

Unread postPosted: 21 Oct 2012, 03:10
by spazsinbad
Just the Facts - nuttin' but da facts....

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts October 15, 2012

http://f-35.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... 152012.pdf (150Kb)

"...On October 3 [2012], STOVL variant achieved 350 vertical landings to date...."

F-35 Program Status and Fast Facts 11 Nov 2012

Unread postPosted: 13 Nov 2012, 10:33
by spazsinbad
F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts November 11, 2012

Original here: http://f-35.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... 1-2012.pdf