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Unread post23 Feb 2018, 03:17

'h-bomb' asked: "Question, what is the puff a some at about 1:48? Eh?"

:doh: That is complete engine failure in PIC 1 with fried crispy skin chicken on the lunch menu that they scrape off in PIC 2 then the aircraft rolls downhill as the engine falls to bits screaming 'I can't take it anymore'. :poke:
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Unread post20 Aug 2018, 13:33

A team of U.S. Marines 3D printed a part for the F-35 stealth fighter saving $70,000 in costs for a whole new landing gear door.

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/u-s ... 00-138484/



"YOU CAN’T BUY THE PIECE SEPARATE FROM THE LANDING GEAR DOOR WHICH IS A COST OF $70,000. BY HAVING THE CAPABILITIES TO PRINT IN THE FIELD, WE WERE ABLE TO REPLICATE THE PART FOR A COST OF ROUGHLY 9 CENTS.”
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
CSAF Gen. Mark Welsh
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Unread post20 Aug 2018, 16:41

Asked some friends about this. The article might lead one to believe they 3d-printed a ldg gear door; they did not. They printed a small bumper (my word for it) that attaches to the door. They wouldn't have scrapped the door either, but they did save the cost of R&R, shipment, repair and return to inventory.
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Unread post20 Aug 2018, 16:48

IN a similar vein:
388th Maintenance Group eying future time, cost savings with 3-D printing
17 Jul 2018 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

"Inside a simple-looking building just off of Hill's flight line, Airmen are tinkering with advanced technology to bring the future of cost-effective maintenance to America's most advanced fighter aircraft. The 388th Maintenance Group’s Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program shop recently acquired a 3-D printer with the hope of increasing availability and driving down costs for certain F-35 replacement parts...."

Photo: "Tech Sgt. Scott Mathews, assistant manager of the 388th Maintenance Group's Air Force Repair and Enhancement program, makes adjustments to a 3-D printer the unit is experimenting with to create pieces and parts faster and more cost-effectively. The program has the potential to not only drive down cost, but increase availability. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Todd Cromar)"


Source: http://www.jsf.mil/news/docs/20180719_3 ... inting.pdf (257Kb)
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Unread post19 Sep 2018, 03:55

High-End Exercise Valiant Shield 2018 Features Joint Strike Fighters, 15,000 Personnel
18 Sep 2018 Megan Eckstein

"The high-end biennial Valiant Shield exercise kicked off in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday, with some of the Navy’s and Marine Corps’ most advanced platforms participating in the weeklong event. The exercise – a high-end, U.S.-only follow-up to the large-scale multi-national Rim of the Pacific exercise every other year – features more than a dozen ships, 160 aircraft and 15,000 personnel from all four military branches. This is the seventh iteration of the exercise, which began in 2006....

...To support that high-end warfighting training, the exercise will feature the Marines’ new F-35B Joint Strike Fighter for the first time ever...

...Participating forces will conduct missions that include maritime interdiction; defensive counter-air operations; personnel recovery; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; anti-submarine warfare; and command and control, U.S. Pacific Fleet spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Tim Gorman told USNI News....

...Not included in the exercise are any amphibious ships. Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) had been hosting the F-35Bs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons (VMFA) 121 but is currently supporting disaster relief efforts following Typhoon Mangkhut,..."

Photo: "The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 ships as U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018 on Sept. 17. US Navy photo." https://news.usni.org/wp-content/upload ... 5-0825.jpg


Source: https://news.usni.org/2018/09/18/high-e ... -personnel
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Unread post27 May 2020, 22:51

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... ina-157446

The national interest finally got an article right.

Its stealth, long-range sensors and ability to internally carry Raytheon's AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile make it the world's most effective air supremacy fighter, after the F-22. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM), and Lockheed's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) provide the F-35B with advanced long-range sea
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Unread post28 May 2020, 14:42

jessmo112 wrote:https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/f-35b-guarantees-allied-naval-dominance-over-china-157446

The national interest finally got an article right.

Its stealth, long-range sensors and ability to internally carry Raytheon's AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile make it the world's most effective air supremacy fighter, after the F-22. The Joint Strike Missile (JSM), and Lockheed's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) provide the F-35B with advanced long-range sea


Wow! What do you think happened??

Isn't this somewhere in the book of Revelation, something to do with "end of days..."? :mrgreen:
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