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Unread post23 Sep 2016, 23:17

IIRC, F-35 had to meet spec weights at LRIP7. We are well beyond the first LRIP7 delivery -- without fanfare.

OWEs will increase for the life of the program, as they do in all programs.
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Unread post06 Oct 2016, 16:12

The old URL for the 1996-FY2008 SAR is offline.

Here is the new home and I attached it just in case it goes dark again.

http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/Reading_Roo ... resent.pdf
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Unread post31 Jan 2017, 00:25

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts [ATTACHED]
30 Jan 2017 LM PR

"...LRIP 9 Aircraft Costs (including jet, engine and profit):
o 42 F-35As CTOL - $102.1 million/jet
o 13 F-35B STOVL - $131.6 million/jet
o--2 F-35C CV-- - --$132.2 million/jet...


...F-35s have flown more than 80,000 cumulative flight hours since December 2006.

Current as of Jan.30, 2017

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... n_2017.pdf (86Kb)
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Unread post31 Jan 2017, 01:44

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts
30 Jan 2017 LM PR


F135-PW-100
40,000 lbs Max.
25,000 lbs Mil.
Vertical N/A

F135-PW-600
40,000 lbs Max.
25,000 lbs Mil.
40,500 lbs Vertical


Current as of Jan.30, 2017

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... n_2017.pdf (86Kb)


Did the engine specs change? Or has someone in the PR department simply gotten lazy? Or did they mean "40,000 lbs Max. thrust class"

P&W F135 engine website still lists the CTOl variant as

Engine Characteristics
Maximum thrust class 43,000 pounds (191.3 kN)
Intermediate thrust class 28,000 pounds (128.1 kN)
Length 220 inches (5.59 m)
Inlet diameter 43 inches (1.09 m)
Maximum diameter 46 inches (1.17 m)
Overall pressure ratio 28
Source: http://www.pw.utc.com/Content/Press_Kit ... _pCard.pdf (c)2016

and the STOVL variant as:

Engine Characteristics
Maximum thrust class 41,000 pounds (182.4 kN)
Intermediate thrust class 27,000 pounds (120.1 kN)
Short takeoff thrust class 40,740 pounds (181.2 kN)
Hover thrust class 40,650 pounds (180.8 kN)
Main engine 18,680 pounds (83.1 kN)
Lift fan 18,680 pounds (83.1 kN)
Roll post 3,290 pounds (14.6 kN)
Length 369 inches (9.37 m)
Main engine:
Inlet diameter 43 inches (1.09 m)
Max diameter 46 inches (1.17 m)
Lift fan:
Inlet diameter 51 inches (1.30 m)
Max diameter 53 inches (1.34 m)
Source: http://www.pw.utc.com/Content/Press_Kit ... _pCard.pdf (c)2016
Take an F-16, stir in a little A-7, bake, then sprinkle on a generous helping of F-117. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post31 Jan 2017, 02:21

This was brought up literally on the previous page of this thread; they're minimum spec values.
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Unread post31 Jan 2017, 02:25

Dragon029 wrote:This was brought up literally on the previous page of this thread; they're minimum spec values.


Sorry. My bad.
Take an F-16, stir in a little A-7, bake, then sprinkle on a generous helping of F-117. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post21 Mar 2017, 06:11

LM F-35 Fast Facts March 2017 attached: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... r_2017.pdf (233Kb)
"...“F-35s have flown more than 85,000 cumulative flight hours since December 2006.”

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Have a laugh at CanadaDahian Entry in the LM F-35 Program Status March 2017 attached:
https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... march_2017).pdf (358Kb)
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Unread post25 Mar 2017, 23:03

Message sent to LM....
The latest F-35 GM weekly update PDF is not the right one. It is an old - one year out of date - PDF. The date is supposed to be 3/13/17 however the link is to one dated 3/17/16. Someone has dyslexia. :-)

AT: https://www.f35.com/resources/general-m ... kly-update:

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Unread post09 Apr 2017, 05:28

LM still has the same stupid one year old LM GM PDF - e-mailing them about it brings no result - what a bunch of fwits. Then there are the 'revised' March Fast Facts and Program Status 'revised' attached. What is revised? Dunno.

https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... evised.pdf

https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... march_2017)-revised.pdf
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Unread post22 May 2017, 13:36

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts
12 May 2017 LM PR

"F-35s have flown more than 90,000 cumulative flight hours since December 2006."

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... _2017_.pdf (0.37Mb)
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Unread post18 Jul 2017, 03:00

:doh: :devil: This li'l lot snuck in late I reckon - probably juggling the USMC upgraded numbers of F-35Bs I reckon. :doh: :roll:
F-35 Lightning II Program Status [ATTACHED]
June 2017 Created 13 Jul 2017 Alison Orme

United States Marine Corps
Program of record: 366 F-35Bs/67 F-35Cs

United States Navy
Program of record: 260 F-35Cs

United States Air Force
Program of record: 1,763 F-35As -------- [Grand Total = 2,456]

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... (june_2017).pdf (0.5Mb)

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LM F-35 Fast Facts 08 Jun 2017 [ATTACHED]
13 Jul 2017 "Rein, Michael J (US)"

"...F-35s have flown more than 95,000 cumulative flight hours since December 2006....

...Program of Record
USAF 1,763 F-35As DoN (USN/USMC) 693 F-35B/Cs" [= 2,456 total]

Source: https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a6 ... _2017_.pdf (0.34Mb)
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Unread post18 Jul 2017, 03:18

The new Selected Acquisition Report has finally been leaked:
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Unread post18 Jul 2017, 03:32

Thanks 'Dragon029'. Some numbers have changed....

Estimated Combat Radius NM for F-35A = 669
Estimated Combat Radius NM for F-35B = 505
Estimated Combat Radius NM for F-35C = 640

[Addition which will be repeated elsewhere]
"F-35 Unit Cost Dec 2016 SAR
The DoD average F-35 Aircraft Unit Recurring Flyaway (URF) Cost consists of the Hardware (Airframe, Vehicle Systems,
Mission Systems, and Engineering Change Order) costs over the life of the program. The URF assumes the quantity
benefits of 132 FMS aircraft and 609 International Partner aircraft.

The current estimate for F-35 total procurement quantity increased from 2443 to 2456. This is the result of an increase of 13 F-35B aircraft to be procured by the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The increase is reflected in both the aircraft and engine subprogram and results in a change from 680 to 693 in the Department of Navy Aircraft Procurement accounts. The USMC validated this requirement through the Marine Corps Requirements Oversight Council (MROC). The additional aircraft are fully funded and the funding is reflected in the FY 2018 President's Budget submission. The additional aircraft were added after the completion of the congressionally directed Department-wide fighter mix study. The strategic review will assess future tactical fighter force inventory requirements across the Department.

F-35A (Conventional Take Off and Landing) URF - $67.7M (BY 2012)
F-35B (Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing) URF - $77.1M (BY 2012)
F-35C (Carrier Variant) URF - $78.1M (BY 2012)"
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Unread post18 Jul 2017, 04:00

Wait.. the A2G Combat radius is now LONGER for the F-35A??
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Unread post18 Jul 2017, 04:18

Thanks for posting, Dragon.
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