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Unread post29 Nov 2017, 21:49

Please, no future units, just ones that are in possession of F-35's.

USAF
4 FS "Fujins"
6 WPS
16 WPS "Tomahawks" (dropped F-35s in 2017)
31 TES "Desert Pirates"
34 FS "Rude Rams"
58 FS "Gorillas"
61 FS "Top Dogs"
62 FS "Spikes"
63 FS "Panthers"
422 FS
461 FLTS "Deadly Jesters"

USMC
VMFA-121 "Green Knights"
VMFA-211 "Avengers"
VMFAT-501 "Warlords"
VMX-22 "Argonauts"

USN
VFA-101 "Grim Reapers"
VFA-125 "Rough Raiders" (need BuNo for first aircraft assigned)
VX-9 "The Vampires"
VX-23 "Salty Dogs"

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323nd Test and Evaluation Squadron
17 (Reserve) Squadron
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Unread post29 Nov 2017, 23:41

Jon wrote:Please, no future units, just ones that are in possession of F-35's. ......

Non-US
323nd Test and Evaluation Squadron
17 (Reserve) Squadron


owner countries? and US Base? please...(and yes I will look them up!)....or not!
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 01:10

RAF 17 Squadron Reserve EDWARDS AFB
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"...323 squadron will be responsible for the Operational Test and Evaluation Phase (OT&E), which will begin at Edwards Air Force Base in California by the end of this year. The squadron will thus lay the foundation for the RNLAF's [dutchies] commissioning of the F-35. "Performing OT&Es is a familiar task for 323 Squadron", said Colonel Bert de Smit, detachment commander at Eglin Air Force Base..." https://www.f35.com/news/detail/first-f ... -the-rnlaf
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 01:40

And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 02:00

Australia - nope - two RAAF F-35As at Luke AFB for training support at moment. I'll leave others to others.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 03:42

dutchphantom wrote:And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?


I knew I would get this kind of response. Although many countries have a few F-35s (Japan, Norway, Australia...), none are assigned to squadrons outside what I've listed above.

So it would appear I'm not missing any in that list above as of today.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 04:30

Personally I do not care about 'air forces' or how their forces are structured - it is NavAv for me and associated stuff. So what about Italy - is a WING a unit? Go here: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... de-us.html
"...On Monday, December 12, [2016] the first two Italian F-35 aircraft landed at the 32nd Stormo (Wing) at Amendola (Foggia province), which was recently reconstituted to accommodate the Joint Strike Fighter.... [19 Dec 2016]

Then there is the 'Golden Eagle' Israeli squadron referenced here: https://www.f35.com/news/detail/three-a ... -in-israel
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 04:52

Jon wrote:
dutchphantom wrote:And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?


I knew I would get this kind of response. Although many countries have a few F-35s (Japan, Norway, Australia...), none are assigned to squadrons outside what I've listed above.

So it would appear I'm not missing any in that list above as of today.


You didn't list Israel's 140th SQN and Italy's 13th SQN which have jets in their possession, in their respective countries, but they're already in the F-16.net database anyway.

Also already in the database are the 3 F-35As that were delivered to Norway a few weeks ago, although the database doesn't mention that these jets are with / are going to be with the 338 SQN: https://forsvaret.no/en/facts/equipment/f-35
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 05:36

Jon wrote:
dutchphantom wrote:And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?


I knew I would get this kind of response. Although many countries have a few F-35s (Japan, Norway, Australia...), none are assigned to squadrons outside what I've listed above.

So it would appear I'm not missing any in that list above as of today.



....personally speaking, "THANK YOU" for maintaining the database "as is"! Having come from the environment where a/c are transferred to and from other squadrons, I personally appreciate the effort that is being made; for example "169024 (MSN BF-39) to CF-06 VMFA-211" from VMFAT-501.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 14:33

Dragon029 wrote:
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dutchphantom wrote:And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?


I knew I would get this kind of response. Although many countries have a few F-35s (Japan, Norway, Australia...), none are assigned to squadrons outside what I've listed above.

So it would appear I'm not missing any in that list above as of today.


You didn't list Israel's 140th SQN and Italy's 13th SQN which have jets in their possession, in their respective countries, but they're already in the F-16.net database anyway.

Also already in the database are the 3 F-35As that were delivered to Norway a few weeks ago, although the database doesn't mention that these jets are with / are going to be with the 338 SQN: https://forsvaret.no/en/facts/equipment/f-35


Perfect, so lets add 140 Sqn for Israel, and 13° Gruppo for Italy to that list. Norway's F-35s are with the 62nd FS only at this point and time that I know of. But will watch for F-35s with 338 Sqn.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 14:38

neptune wrote:
Jon wrote:
dutchphantom wrote:And how about Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway and Australia?


I knew I would get this kind of response. Although many countries have a few F-35s (Japan, Norway, Australia...), none are assigned to squadrons outside what I've listed above.

So it would appear I'm not missing any in that list above as of today.



....personally speaking, "THANK YOU" for maintaining the database "as is"! Having come from the environment where a/c are transferred to and from other squadrons, I personally appreciate the effort that is being made; for example "169024 (MSN BF-39) to CF-06 VMFA-211" from VMFAT-501.
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Thank you and I will be updating the serial database and hopefully in the new year, more DD250 dates. Mostly trying to write squadron/unit history from what I learn here. I have been away from F-35 updates for a bit, so catching up.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 16:13

Dragon029 wrote:Also already in the database are the 3 F-35As that were delivered to Norway a few weeks ago, although the database doesn't mention that these jets are with / are going to be with the 338 SQN: https://forsvaret.no/en/facts/equipment/f-35


I thought 332 Skv is the first Norwegian F-35 squadron? From the same website as you linked: https://forsvaret.no/aktuelt/332-blir-f-35-skvadron

Also, from F-16.net, 332nd skvadron (RNoAF) page:
Last flight with the F-16 occured on July 31st, 2016. The squadron is then transitioning to the new F-35A fighter. The first of these aircraft will be entering service in the course of 2017.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 16:32

Jon wrote:Norway's F-35s are with the 62nd FS only at this point and time that I know of. But will watch for F-35s with 338 Sqn.

Would they still be classified as 62nd FS jets even though they've been in Norway for nearly a month (they arrived on the 3rd of November)? If you have info that indicates that they're still under 62nd SQN command then fair enough, but I thought that they would have come under the 332nd SQN when they did their formal 'arrival' ceremony a week later on the 10th of November.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 18:44

Dragon029 wrote:
Jon wrote:Norway's F-35s are with the 62nd FS only at this point and time that I know of. But will watch for F-35s with 338 Sqn.

Would they still be classified as 62nd FS jets even though they've been in Norway for nearly a month (they arrived on the 3rd of November)? If you have info that indicates that they're still under 62nd SQN command then fair enough, but I thought that they would have come under the 332nd SQN when they did their formal 'arrival' ceremony a week later on the 10th of November.


If you say so, then I can trust that. For my records, do you have the first F-35 tail number and date arrived for the squadron?

Would not be classified as 62nd FS if in Norway.
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Unread post30 Nov 2017, 19:19

Jon wrote:
Dragon029 wrote:
Jon wrote:Norway's F-35s are with the 62nd FS only at this point and time that I know of. But will watch for F-35s with 338 Sqn.

Would they still be classified as 62nd FS jets even though they've been in Norway for nearly a month (they arrived on the 3rd of November)? If you have info that indicates that they're still under 62nd SQN command then fair enough, but I thought that they would have come under the 332nd SQN when they did their formal 'arrival' ceremony a week later on the 10th of November.


If you say so, then I can trust that. For my records, do you have the first F-35 tail number and date arrived for the squadron?

Would not be classified as 62nd FS if in Norway.


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