UK MOD in a muddle over F-35C

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Unread post23 Aug 2018, 23:54

Via e-mail: "Some Uk bigwig blabbed today - Nathan Gray [RN] first DL on QE, Andy Edgell [RAF] first launch."
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Unread post27 Aug 2018, 21:28

Pax River ITF to conduct first-time trials onboard partner nation’s carrier
24 Aug 2018 PEO(JSF) Integrated Test Facility Public Affairs

"...When the first two fifth-generation F-35Bs – piloted by the ITF's Royal Navy Cmdr. Nathan Gray and Royal Air Force Sqn. Ldr. Andrew Edgell – touch down on the carrier’s deck, the historic moment will be a tremendous step in bringing back Britain’s ability to launch fast jets at sea after a nearly 10-year hiatus....

...The FOCFTs [First of Class Flight Trials] will also mark the first time the Pax River ITF has conducted F-35 flight trials aboard a partner nation’s aircraft carrier, and as the event approaches, ITF program leaders sat down to reflect on the evolution of the JSF program, the dedication of its hard-working team members, and the cooperative partnership between the U.S. and U.K.

Teamwork at core of program
Andrew Maack joined the F-35 program back in 1996 and has been the Pax River ITF Chief Test Engineer and Site Director since 2002....

...Maack describes bursting with pride at the first landing of an F-35B on the L-class ship USS Wasp off the coast of Virginia in October 2011 but, surprisingly, he was not onboard to witness the milestone. “It’s really exciting when an airplane is at sea, and I wanted our incredibly talented Air Vehicle Department head at the time, Tom Briggs, now Chief Test Engineer at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, to be out there instead,” he explained.

But the ship was close enough to shore to provide a good telemetry lock which allowed Maack and the ITF team back at Pax River to witness the landing unfold via live feed. “There was a video camera on the nose of the airplane so we could see the flight and hear [the pilot’s] hot mic conversation,” Maack remembered. “I had the special job of escorting [the pilot’s] wife and we got to watch together, from her husband’s viewpoint. That was a big day.”

Now Maack can look forward to carrying that seaborne capability onto the deck of the Queen Elizabeth....

...The uniqueness of the ski jump launch, Maack said, is that it enables the airplane to get more gross weight, more payload, more weapons and more fuel airborne off the bow of a ship. “In essence, the ramp provides vertical velocity in a ballistic fashion that enables the airplane to accelerate to flying speed at higher gross weights than you can off a flat deck," he noted...."

Photo: “Peter "Wizzer" Wilson, BAE test pilot at the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force, performs a vertical landing Aug. 15, 2018, at NAS Patuxent River” http://www.navair.navy.mil/img/uploads/ ... 99-020.jpg


Source: http://www.navair.navy.mil/index.cfm?fu ... ry&id=6908
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Unread post30 Aug 2018, 15:49

Two AMRAAM in one side bay! :D
I'm the first time I saw a photo with two internal AMRAAMs in one side bay of F-35B. 8)
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Unread post30 Aug 2018, 16:19

You beat me to it.. I think that this is the 1st photo of this config.
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Unread post30 Aug 2018, 19:38

17Sqn have also started flying with Aim-132 as standard
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Unread post05 Sep 2018, 23:47

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in USA, Westlant18 05 Sep 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuyaJDB5uBo

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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 05:17

spazsinbad wrote:Carrier Queen Elizabeth, Queen's Head pub
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Surch a nice pub. Why mess it up when you can mess up someone else's?

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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 10:54

Typical! :P
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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 11:10

The QE bar is mainly/primarily for the senior rates.
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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 11:42

Hum 7 Royla Marines arrested yesterday in Florida (bar brawl)
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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 11:57

Ffsake get over yourselves. Talk about a storm in a teacup. Do we post crap about USN misdemeanors? Nope. So stop right here. This crap has nothing to do with the F-35B on CVF QE. Six or Seven RN sailors in a brawl. WOW. Grow up YANKs.
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Unread post09 Sep 2018, 14:51

spazsinbad wrote:Ffsake get over yourselves. Talk about a storm in a teacup. Do we post crap about USN misdemeanors? Nope. So stop right here. This crap has nothing to do with the F-35B on CVF QE. Six or Seven RN sailors in a brawl. WOW. Grow up YANKs.


Yeah. talk about a non-story ... like every shore leave for a couple thousand years ... let's see, I may try to Google the Iwo Jima [edit-was actually LPD New York] and Italy a few months back ... think that was more than seven and a bit messier ... sailors ! Shoot got an O-5 fired. Keep moving ... nothing to see here ...

Meanwhile, CVF QE is here, ready for the 35's !!

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Do we post crap about USN misdemeanors?
You call that shore leave? ... that ain't no stinkin' shore leave ... this is shore leave!

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Unread post10 Sep 2018, 05:26

Honestly, such behavior shouldn't be tolerate by any service and in any country. Yet, I am sure the guilty will be punished accordingly....
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Unread post10 Sep 2018, 06:26

Let my post be the last word on this drunken score please. Thanks. Six or seven RN sailors seemingly brawl amongst themselves so it makes headlines. So what - as 'BP' suggests it has been going on for a long time however bad behavior in the day of instant HEADfreakin' Lines with videos by cellphone worldwide is not going to be tolerated - even by the RAN.
"...In the directive, the Fleet Commander says he expects "all members of Fleet Command to control their behaviour and act with appropriate respect for foreign laws and cultural sensitivities in overseas ports". "Equally I expect Commands to enforce good order and discipline amongst their people, ensuring they realise they will be held accountable for their actions," the Fleet Commander adds...." 29 May 2018 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-29/n ... ls/9813218
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