F-35 caught blasting through 'Star Wars Canyon'

Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 17:22
by zerion

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 17:28
by botsing
Nice, and it's even a Dutch F-35! :D

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 18:41
by SpudmanWP
Image

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 20:08
by sferrin
No video? :cry:

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 20:31
by SpudmanWP
Read the article.. he was lucky to get the one pic that he did.

These flights are not scheduled so we were lucky to gt this :D

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 21:01
by neptune
SpudmanWP wrote:Read the article.. he was lucky to get the one pic that he did.

These flights are not scheduled so we were lucky to gt this :D


...powder burns around the gun?????....
:)

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 21:08
by XanderCrews
but Tyler told me it doesn't work and can't maneuver!!

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Unread postPosted: 16 Nov 2016, 22:39
by hythelday
XanderCrews wrote:but Tyler told me it doesn't work and can't maneuver!!


You can clearly see that it has to fly sideways because of that stupid fat LiftFan marines wanted and concurrency. The data chinese hackers stole clearly degraded its aerodynamic performance. All other 5th gen multorole fighters are much better because they are on time and don't cost a trillion dollars apiece. Also read more about stuff I don't know sh*t about in my blog!

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Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2016, 00:43
by sferrin
XanderCrews wrote:but Tyler told me it doesn't work and can't maneuver!!


It handles like an F-105. I mean just look at this here at 1:20


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Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2016, 00:44
by sferrin
SpudmanWP wrote:Read the article.. he was lucky to get the one pic that he did.

These flights are not scheduled so we were lucky to gt this :D


Yeah, I skimmed it looking for a youtube link. :oops:

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Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2016, 00:47
by sferrin
neptune wrote:
SpudmanWP wrote:Read the article.. he was lucky to get the one pic that he did.

These flights are not scheduled so we were lucky to gt this :D


...powder burns around the gun?????....
:)


Couldn't be. The gun doesn't work. :wink:

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Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2016, 01:39
by popcorn
different jet, place and time.. but still cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCF1trDfN0A

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Unread postPosted: 17 Nov 2016, 02:21
by optimist
sferrin wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:but Tyler told me it doesn't work and can't maneuver!!


It handles like an F-105. I mean just look at this here at 1:20



had to be video-shopped at 2:50, it showed a F-35b vertical landing and the exploding runway was edited out.
It's a shame Sweetman couldn't eat crow, and seemed to leave journalism in disgrace. There are a few things I would like to show him. :mrgreen:

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Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 17:51
by SpudmanWP
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Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 20:00
by yeswepromise
Thank God for the Archers

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Unread postPosted: 29 Dec 2016, 21:07
by botsing
SpudmanWP wrote:Image

Thank you for posting this!

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Unread postPosted: 18 Apr 2017, 16:17
by mixelflick
sferrin wrote:
XanderCrews wrote:but Tyler told me it doesn't work and can't maneuver!!


It handles like an F-105. I mean just look at this here at 1:20



Can't turn (9.9 recorded), can't climb (do we have figures yet?), can't run (mach 1.6 with full weapons load). Nobody can see it, but it can see everyone and what they're doing (in the air and on the ground, 360 degree coverage). Even if it did handle (?("like an F-105), I'd take the near invisibility cloak and situational awareness any day.

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Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 18:12
by zerion

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Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 19:39
by spazsinbad
:devil: For those who do not BOOK with the FACE (a.k.a. FaceFook).... Here is the FACE SHOT Facebook! :doh:


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Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 19:55
by ricnunes
SpudmanWP wrote:Image


WOW, excellent photo there!

You don't happen to have a higher resolution of that same photo, do you?
But and if yes, could you share it? :wink:

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Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 20:29
by SpudmanWP
Using Google to search the image turned up a 2k * 1.4k version.

https://i.imgur.com/2xFk5ID.jpg

Here is the photographer's page:
http://bluelifeaviation.com/EN/photo-co ... anyon.html

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Unread postPosted: 03 Dec 2017, 23:55
by ricnunes
That (around) 2k image is indeed much better, Thanks Spudman! :thumb:

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Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 01:29
by neptune
....possible desktop background?....Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 323 TES team
:)

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Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 02:18
by rheonomic
Well, there's two new additions to the desktop background rotation...

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Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 04:35
by madrat
The complex lines on F-35 make PAKFA look like a cartoon drawing in comparison. Even then J-20 is like a rough pencil drawing in comparison, especially with its large flat surfaces

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Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 12:05
by ricnunes
neptune wrote:....possible desktop background?....Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 323 TES team
:)


Absolutely!
And it's a perfect fit for my desktop since it has the exact same size as my desktop's monitor resolution (1920x1080) :D

Thanks for sharing :thumb:

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Unread postPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 15:18
by mixelflick
neptune wrote:....possible desktop background?....Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35 323 TES team
:)


From this angle looks positively deadly. Sleek even. Yet from the side it looks like a bathtub, LOL. It's growing on me. I'd say the view from head on, from the rear and looking straight down at her are the best IMO. And although I think PAK FA looks better overall, I'd concede much leaves to be desired in the back of that aircraft. The F-35 looks "tight" nose to tail, the same way the F-22 does.

Foreign counterparts not so much..

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Unread postPosted: 05 Dec 2017, 01:26
by nutshell
Pak aesthetically speaking WAS a gem.

For a brief moment i had it aks the prettiest frame.

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Unread postPosted: 09 Aug 2018, 18:02
by steve2267
The Dutch are at it again...

Beast mode through the Jedi Transition...


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Unread postPosted: 12 Aug 2018, 16:56
by marsavian
More photos from that training mission

http://www.atimes.com/article/watch-dut ... east-mode/

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Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 19:51
by strykerxo
Does anyone know best dates or exercises that I can plan a trip?

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Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 19:52
by strykerxo
steve2267 wrote:The Dutch are at it again...

Beast mode through the Jedi Transition...



Where is this?

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Unread postPosted: 15 Sep 2018, 21:31
by nn8734
strykerxo wrote:
steve2267 wrote:The Dutch are at it again...

Beast mode through the Jedi Transition...



Where is this?


Looks like the Moro Rock area in the Western Sierras / Sequoia Nat Park but I could be mistaken.

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Unread postPosted: 16 Sep 2018, 00:42
by zerion

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Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 17:13
by zerion
Dutch F-35 of 323 TES Squadron in SWC

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Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 17:31
by sferrin
Damn, I hope these are out there in high res. :drool:

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Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 18:21
by zerion
Yeah I’m scouring the internet.

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Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2018, 20:38
by ricnunes
WoW, did you notice that the majority of the best F-35 pictures (at least IMO) are from Dutch F-35s? I wonder why?

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Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2018, 00:38
by popcorn
I was expecting door edges to be more flush... Or is it just the angle from which the. Pic was taken?

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Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2018, 00:52
by spazsinbad
Trick of the Light? It is a photo & I've stated 'photos tell lies' earlier. :-) Is this a coal burning Dutch Hole in the Dyke F-35?

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Unread postPosted: 26 Nov 2018, 21:31
by botsing
Another nice canyon run:


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Unread postPosted: 27 Nov 2018, 12:37
by krorvik
popcorn wrote:I was expecting door edges to be more flush... Or is it just the angle from which the. Pic was taken?


Lighting is important here, so even the small edges can create shadows that stand out. Additionally, I don't think the edges are as flush as one might think. Even if you manage to make the doors overlap very well, there *will* be an edge there.

Could actually be that the best result for stealth is a slightly larger gap in more precise angles if you can't control it well when aiming for the smallest possible gap.

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Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2018, 02:56
by lbk000
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Gaps on the J-20 bays look even larger. Interesting to note is that the small covers for the IRAAM arm have both flush and gapped sides. The regularity suggests there is good reason for the bay door gaps.

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Unread postPosted: 29 Nov 2018, 04:03
by Corsair1963
Bay doors aren't sawtooth either???