Page 1 of 1

F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2015, 23:06
by davechng4321
We got some great spotting right before Christmas! an 422 TES F-15C.... F35A delivery to Luke AFB.... and lots of locals.

F-35A did a wing wave as she was doing her take off.... F-15C spot with the new IRST21 pod.

Click here for more pic and details!
http://airwingspotter.com/knfw-12-17-2015/

here are some of the actions we caught that day!

DaveC
www.airwingspotter.com

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2015, 00:37
by neptune
davechng4321 wrote:..F-35A did a wing wave as she was doing her take off.... F-15C spot with the new IRST21 pod..


..enjoyed the pics!

That new IRST sensor appears to be of the EOTS legacy.....the sensor pod could to be able to incorporate 1/2 to 3/4 of the DAS, when it can be developed.

Lots of F-15/ 16/ 18/ 22? "stuff" brewing from the LM/ F-35 program. :)

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2015, 05:47
by SpudmanWP
The new IRST21 pod is pure LM and owes all it's heritage to the AAS-42 on the Tomcat. No Northrup (EOTS) DNA in the mix.

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/produc ... Track.html

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 30 Dec 2015, 06:17
by neptune
SpudmanWP wrote:The new IRST21 pod is pure LM and owes all it's heritage to the AAS-42 on the Tomcat. ...


Sorry, no issue with the TC legacy, but was referring to the pod functions "Data from the IR sensor is fused with other on-board sensor data to provide maximum situational awareness to the warfighter".

http://defense-update.com/20150212_irst_pod.html


..and this one alluding to the pod as a comm-node...

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /23182593/

:)

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 31 Dec 2015, 05:39
by slapshot!
According to Tyler Rogaway (he made a post on his site) it is a Talon HATE pod that is used to create a tactical BACN. I was kind of wondering why that pod was massive.

The C-model was always the plane I dreamt of flying.

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 31 Dec 2015, 05:53
by sferrin
slapshot! wrote:According to Tyler Rogaway


picard.jpg

Re: F35A delivery

Unread postPosted: 31 Dec 2015, 08:34
by slapshot!
sferrin wrote:
slapshot! wrote:According to Tyler Rogaway


<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">picard.jpg</span>


I know, I know. Some of his stuff is.... readable.