UK MOD in a muddle over F-35C

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Unread post04 Jan 2020, 21:34

The excellent three part BBC series about 2018 F-35B trials near end of 2018 was pulled from the interwebberyyoutube.

They're BACK!....

britains biggest warship s02e01 720p hdtv x264
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyUFSNE-P2E

britains biggest warship s02e02 720p hdtv x264
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Unread post21 Jan 2020, 23:10

via e-mail:
"QE due to depart Pompey this week. Heading to South West Approaches (ie off Cornwall) for CQ period with 35Bs of 207 Sqn (ie the joint OCU at Marham). Also embarked qual serials for LSOs."
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Unread post21 Jan 2020, 23:22

I hope we get more great footage. The B doing a STO is just about my favorite thing to see.
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Unread post22 Jan 2020, 00:07

I'm hoping we get to see video of the LSO doin' his thang with closeups of the glideslope screen and other whatnots. :roll:

F-35B STOVL Explained - Beesley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwYVf6e_JeU

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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 06:29

RAF F-35B Lightnings Bound to Nellis AFB for Their First Red Flag Exercise Diverted To Lajes
22 Jan 2020 David Cenciotti [photos at the URL]

"Alleged[? is this a criminal charge?] fuel transfer anomalies experienced by a Voyager tanker forced the 5 F-35s to perform an unscheduled visit to Lajes. On Jan. 22, 2020, five RAF F35B Lightining [new variants?] belonging to 617 Sqn “Dambusters”, departed their homebase at RAF Marham, UK, for Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they will take part in Red Flag 20-1, the first RF exercise for the British stealth jets.

...Accompanied by two Voyager tankers (ZZ332 and ZZ334) and supported by a Spanish P-3M (that provided Oceanic SAR coverage), the five F-35s (ZM141/007, ZM142/008, ZM144/010, ZM146/012 and ZM139/005) were supposed to refuel multiple times over the Atlantic Ocean and make a stopover at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina.

However, RRR9401 (ZZ332) reportedly experienced fuel transfer issues that made the transatlantic crossing impossible and forced the “package” to land at Lajes Field...."

Source: https://theaviationist.com/2020/01/22/r ... -to-lajes/
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Unread post24 Jan 2020, 11:22

Big Lizzie leaving the docks today for training ops with 207 Squadron (the OCU).

https://twitter.com/HMSQNLZ/status/1220397800053182464
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