Couldn't resist... - Just some cool F-35 photos

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Unread post27 Sep 2008, 20:04

Didn't they call the X-32 "Monica" for some reason?
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Unread post27 Sep 2008, 20:15

Tinito_16 wrote:Didn't they call the X-32 "Monica" for some reason?


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Unread post27 Sep 2008, 20:52

X-32 made the Phantom, the Hog, hell...even theMohawk, look almost as good as Angelina Jolie. :wink:
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 01:56

Tinito_16 wrote:Didn't they call the X-32 "Monica" for some reason?


Well look at that mouth, it could swallow an elephant. :lol:
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 02:17

SnakeHandler wrote:I was inquiring as to the airspeed/Mach design limitations with them open.
Without throwing out any hard numbers... There is no reason to have the doors open at speeds faster than where you engage the lift fan, and the door open/close logic (which is integrated into the control laws) reflects that. In other words, they only come open at relatively low speeds.
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 02:18

SnakeHandler wrote:How fast are those doors designed to go when open?


Logical guess would be that they would have the same speed restrictions as the landing gear and it's doors.
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 03:54

Yeah, that's what I figured. That door will be a great speedbrake. Especially when it gets stuck open.
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 05:59

LM Aggie, thanks for the pictures. Come back out of stealth mode.
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 06:01

LinkF16SimDude wrote:X-32 made the Phantom, the Hog, hell...even theMohawk, look almost as good as Angelina Jolie. :wink:



Ruff Ruff, it was so ugly that even its drag index refused to fly formation.
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Unread post28 Sep 2008, 16:09

Great pictures!!! :D

When it all comes down to it though, do looks REALLY matter?

As long as a weapons platform can outperform and outfight whatever the "other guys" are using, who cares what it might look like- right? :wink:

Some of the best looking stuff has turned out to be the worst as well. :idea:
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Unread post01 Oct 2008, 18:36

That X-32 looks like the end result of a crack-fueled three-way tryst between an A-7, F-18, and a MiG-29.

I wouldn't want my mother to catch me flying one.
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Unread post02 Oct 2008, 03:23

SixerViper wrote:That X-32 looks like the end result of a crack-fueled three-way tryst between an A-7, F-18, and a MiG-29.

I wouldn't want my mother to catch me flying one.



Can you imagine the shame of being shot down by one?
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