UK MOD in a muddle over F-35C

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Unread post25 Sep 2018, 03:53

Anotherie: HMS Queen Elizabeth, news from Norfolk, Westlant18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGoYt2cvp1A

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Unread post25 Sep 2018, 10:31

AND.... Captain of the HMS Queen Elizabeth, Commodore Jerry Kyd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bPvfjQlIi4

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Unread post27 Sep 2018, 11:30

UK prepares for F-35B carrier trials
27 Sep 2017 Craig Hoyle

"..."The team plans to perform a variety of flight manoeuvres and deck operations to develop the F-35B operating envelope," it adds. "They will evaluate jet performance on over 200 test points during different weather and sea conditions, as well as the aircraft's integration with the ship."

Flight trials will build on more than 3,000 take-offs and landings performed using an F-35B/Queen Elizabeth-class ship simulator at BAE Systems' Warton site in Lancashire, and pre-deployment testing conducted at the US Navy's NAS Patuxent River site in Maryland.

"Since June, the team has focused on live-flying work-ups, refreshing their skills on day and night field carrier landing practices, ski-jump take-offs and vertical landings," the ITF says. Pilots also have rehearsed the shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL) technique developed for operations aboard the RN's aircraft carriers.

Describing the current use of SRVL as "truly experimental", Royal Air Force Sqn Ldr Andy Edgell, lead test pilot for the shipborne activity, says: "It involves landing a fast jet onto an aircraft carrier with forward relative speed, but without the braking assistance typically provided by an arresting gear and hook." This will enable the UK's F-35Bs to return to a vessel carrying more fuel and weapons than possible when landing vertically...."

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Unread post28 Sep 2018, 15:57

First takeoff captured:

https://twitter.com/IanJKeddie/status/1 ... 0878337025

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Unread post28 Sep 2018, 22:07

Here we go Here we go Here we go.... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... story.html + https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1/2018/09/28/ ... 670807.jpg
Fast jets on deck. F-35 arrives on HMS Queen Elizabeth
28 Sep 2018 SaveTheRoyalNavy

"...Under blue skies and in calm seas, on 25th September Commander Nathan Gray, RN followed by Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, RAF, flew the first F-35Bs onto HMS Queen Elizabeth from their base in Maryland. With the aircraft decades in development, hours of simulator testing and USMC F-35Bs already proven flying operationally at sea, the first landing was always likely to be a success. Years of preparation and hard work by thousands of people on both sides of the Atlantic have contributed to this iconic moment. It is the coming together of the world’s largest aircraft project and the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy. We are still some way from the UK F-35 achieving Initial Operating Capability in late 2020 (with Full Operating Capability due in 2023) but the fixed-wing flying programme can now begin...."

[AND SUCK ON THIS ADF] Photo: "Not only will the F-35 soon restore the UK ability to strike from the sea, but it will also provide air defence for the fleet." https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-con ... leet-2.jpg
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Graphic: [this is repeat - posted earlier but wot the heck] March 24, 2017 Infographic: Timeline for delivering carrier strike "This infographic looks at the schedule for delivery of the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and their embarked aircraft. Prepared using MoD statements and public domain information, some dates are estimates and programs are likely to be subject to change." https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/wp-con ... line-e.jpg


Source: https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/f35-ar ... elizabeth/

The first landing of an F-35B Lighting II Jet on HMS Queen Elizabeth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjuTYqk7Sgk



First F-35 takes off from HMS Queen Elizabeth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7KfzyCaepU

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Unread post29 Sep 2018, 01:51

F-35B QUEEN ELIZABETH 1st CVF Operations 25 Sep 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFgqR3sxT9s

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Unread post29 Sep 2018, 04:30

HMS Queen Elizabeth first deck landings | Royal Navy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vESpSz4-IaA

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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 00:08

HMS Queen Elizabeth, F-35B pilot Nathan Gray, interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2j_6z59Nrc

HMS Queen Elizabeth, F-35B pilot Andy Edgell, interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-ecF7h0T0



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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 10:06

UK MoD PR Peeps remain as stupid as ever: https://thinpinstripedline.blogspot.com ... rials.html
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 21:31

:devil: LIGHTENING (yes I know) WADDLING OFF OF THE SKI JUMP. Enlightening huh. Brought to you by an e-mail wag. :doh:
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 22:04

LOL...
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post30 Sep 2018, 22:44

Wow...that's impressive, spazsin; in dry thrust. No burner! :doh:
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Unread post01 Oct 2018, 01:05

If, the Royal Navy doesn't get much more funding in the coming years. This could be a really short ride......... :shock:
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Unread post01 Oct 2018, 01:42

Lightning 1 was one of the first supercruisers so it could probably make that jump like that ;).
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Unread post01 Oct 2018, 20:41

spazsinbad wrote::devil: LIGHTENING (yes I know) WADDLING OFF OF THE SKI JUMP. Enlightening huh. Brought to you by an e-mail wag. :doh:


I guess it could be worse. I could be THIS LIGHTNING:

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A 4th/4.5th gen fighter aircraft stands about as much chance against a F-35 as a guns-only Sabre has against a Viper.
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