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F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2009, 17:51
by spazsinbad
F35 Demo Simulator Photo Essay
We spent a few hours in the F35 simulator that was on site at the Avalon Airshow 2009":

http://www.flymefriendly.com/gallery/v/sims/f35demo/

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F35 Cockpit Simulator at Avalon Airshow - Falcon124 | March 27, 2009

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RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2009, 18:02
by SpudmanWP
Major JEALOUS :thumb:

RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2010, 21:26
by spazsinbad

RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2010, 21:39
by SpudmanWP
Things I noticed:
1. That cockpit display seems to show 5 internal AAMs (confirmed 5x AAMs by text in upper left hand corner). The only thing I can think of is a AAM on the center pylon (as the 5th AAM is centered perfectly).

2. Gun shows 480 rounds (text in upper left corner

RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2010, 22:19
by cywolf32
Interesting to note that the SMS display shows 5 AMRAAMS with station 4 ready to fire! Must be a centerline station noting it's configuration on the display.

RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2010, 22:29
by SpudmanWP
Funny thing is that the centerline station is still only listed as A/S (Air to Surface).

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RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 06 Jan 2010, 22:45
by cywolf32
It is funny but not implausible given that 2 heaters are already hanging outside the airframe. Either not a first day of war configuration for forward deployment, or it's a config waiting for handoff info from said forward deployed assets.

RE: F-35 simulator photos from Avalon, Aust. Airshow 2009

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2010, 06:22
by spazsinbad