AF-1 F-35A firing a 9x off the rail

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Unread post20 Oct 2016, 21:47

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Test pilot Scott McLaren launches and AIM-9X air-to-air missile during weapons surge testing. The recent surge included many firsts, including the first air-to-air kill of a drone for the F-35. (Photo by Jonathon Case/Lockheed Martin)

http://www.edwards.af.mil/News/Photos?i ... 2001615854

http://media.defense.gov/2016/Aug/25/20 ... 99-002.JPG
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Unread post21 Oct 2016, 01:32

From the photo details its a max G shot. I suppose at 7g due to current limitations.
HOBS Aim-9x combined with the DAS, low IR signature, advanced decoys, acceleration and AoA capabilities of the F-35 - It seems like we have a winning WVR platform.
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Unread post26 Oct 2016, 13:07

Would sure like to know how badly the 9x compromises the F-35's stealth. I understand it's now a near beyond visual range missile?

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