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Unread postPosted: 16 Dec 2009, 02:44
by neptune
Corsair1963 wrote:As in it will be used for target practice? Possibly, with both gun fire and missiles???
It's beginning to look like AF-1 or BF-1 might be better candidates for target practice than AA-1, the only one that could fly 90 times. :bang: :wtf:

Unread postPosted: 17 Dec 2009, 04:25
by LMAggie
Because AA-1 had such a rosy start? Oh wait, it didn't. New birds take time to iron out the kinks.

Unread postPosted: 19 Dec 2009, 21:30
by sextusempiricus
About two years ago I began calling the "Lightning II" the F-35 Mockup. Two years later, the thing can barely get off the ground. I hate it when I'm proven right...

Re: AA-1 is Done

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 02:52
by seruriermarshal
muddflap wrote:AA-1 completed it's last flight into China Lake. Ready for LFT&E.


So AA-1 in China lake , and It will launch AIM-120 ?

RE: Re: AA-1 is Done

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 03:43
by geogen
We need a Poll taken, IMHO... 'will F-35 become IOC before SDD Flight Testing is completed'? The whole development Program is truly perplexing, if there's not a better word for it?

RE: Re: AA-1 is Done

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2009, 18:01
by underhill
There are many better words for what is going on. All of them, sadly, are obscene, potentially defamatory or both.

Re: AA-1 is Done

Unread postPosted: 21 Dec 2009, 09:19
by energo
seruriermarshal wrote:
muddflap wrote:AA-1 completed it's last flight into China Lake. Ready for LFT&E.


So AA-1 in China lake , and It will launch AIM-120 ?


AA-1 won't fire weapons; it will be subjected to fire in a full-up, full-scale ground test. It will surely be a sad sight indeed...


B. Bolsøy
Oslo

BF-2 PAX arrival

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 01:09
by energo
Couple of photos from todays BF-2 arrival at PAX.

Full story:
http://www.f-16.net/news_article3954.html
http://www.f-16.net/news_article3953.html


B. Bolsøy
Oslo

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 06:42
by Ztex
Glad they made it!

The weather looks much better at the destination than it did for departure...

Image

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 14:13
by bjr1028
Good looking bird. I hope she works like (unlike per predecessor). Anyone know when we're going to start getting production spec prototypes?

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 18:41
by SpudmanWP
If by production spec you mean with all the computers and such, then BF-4, IIRC.

If you mean body shape and such, then all the current airframes (sans AA-1) are current.

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2009, 23:35
by energo
Ztex wrote:Glad they made it!

The weather looks much better at the destination than it did for departure...


Great shot nevertheless, looks more stealthy! :)

B. Bolsøy
Oslo

Unread postPosted: 31 Dec 2009, 05:55
by seruriermarshal
Thanks for pics and Where are BF-3 and AF-2 , borth in Fort Worth ?

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2010, 11:52
by sceptic
Spudman,

Once again I have to ask the question after reading yet another one of your LM propoganda posts...what planet do you live on?

I'm still looking for you on the LM flightline BTW. I stopped by the plant to see some bro's...I was enroute back from Vegas to the east coast and stopped for gas and grub at Ft Worth JRB. Took my buddy's car over to the LM side to check up with some former flying mates...no one seems to know anyone by the callsign "Spudman". Again, how do you come by you "expert" opinions? If you are not a driver or design engineer, I got to ask what is your expertise to make such comments on a program as vast and complex as the JSF? Do you work in LM Public Relations and Damage Control?

JSF is the PS 3 version of the A-7. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. LEG is spot on. We boofed it. Should of pressed production of F-22 to C-variant and pushed funds to upgrade F-18's and vipers rather than blowing billions on the PS3 A-7. LEG is correct, and must have been a operational planner at one stage in his life. After day 2-3, stealth won't matter. And yes Spudman, I have been downtown and back so I can comment, expertly, on the matter.

Happy New Year.

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2010, 17:56
by SpudmanWP
1st, welcome to the boards sceptic... I see you plan on living up to your name.

2nd, I live on Terra, third planet from Sol.

3rd, How would you classify presentations made by LM AND members of the DoD as propaganda? If you have a problem with a specific post, fell free to post a comment in the appropriate thread

4th, I never claimed to have anything to do with LM or the USAF. I have said before, and will do so again, I am a computer programmer/network admin and am a US Army 19K vet from the late 1980's.

Again, welcome to the board an I look forward to any positive input you provide in the future.

P.S. I always have a happy New Year, it's my son's birthday (missed a tax deduction by 10 hours) ;)