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Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2020, 00:12
by spazsinbad
From 'airspeed' magazine Apr 2020 - photo by ZACHARY HAJIC.

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Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2020, 13:29
by ricnunes
hornetfinn wrote:It seems like Santa Claus is fed up with NORAD tracking him and replacing Rudolph with F-35... :-D


LoL :mrgreen:

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2020, 13:32
by ricnunes
spazsinbad wrote:From 'airspeed' magazine Apr 2020 - photo by ZACHARY HAJIC.


"A picture is worth a thousand words"

And the picture above shows that a single F-35C is worth five Super Hornets :mrgreen: :wink:

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2020, 13:37
by spazsinbad
The LOWest Shornet is a BUDDY TANKER.

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2020, 18:38
by sferrin
spazsinbad wrote:The LOWest Shornet is a BUDDY TANKER.


Picture reminds me of a TLA (3-letter acronym) I learned from a former LM employee. "UCT: Ubiquitous Centerline Tank"

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2020, 11:24
by spazsinbad
The GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS - Big Shot - Vermont ANG F-35A
May 2020 Jim Haseltine

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“The 158th Fighter Wing became the first Air National Guard (ANG) unit to receive the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II when it accepted its first pair of aircraft on September 19, 2019, at Burlington International Airport, Vermont. It officially welcomed the new aircraft to the resident 134th Fighter Squadron ‘The Green Mountain Boys’ on October 19, as it began working up to a fleet of 20 jets by this summer. The Vermont ANG has since participated in Exercise ‘Southern Lightning’ in Florida, and has conducted a number of high profile events including integration training alongside the F-15Cs of the Massachusetts ANG, which will be the subject of a forthcoming feature in Combat Aircraft Journal.”

Source: Combat Aircraft Journal May 2020 Volume 21 No 5

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2020, 14:23
by mixelflick
What a slick looking jet...

Good to hear they're integrating with the 104th's F-15C's, responsible for the air defense of the Northeast. I hear and see them almost daily. They're old, tired airframes according to the maintainers - but still very capable. Provided the F-15EX comes to pass, the two units working together will be dynamite.

Missile trucks from MA, sensor suites from VT. Can't wait to see how they work together..

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2020, 17:18
by spazsinbad
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https://media.defense.gov/2020/May/22/2 ... 6-9453.JPG (1.8Mb) [CROPPED below]
“An F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing flies alongside an F-35 Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing over the Emerald Coast in northwest Florida May 18, 2020. The fifth-generation fighters were part of a nationwide flyover by the Air Force May 15, 2020, saluting healthcare workers, first responders and other essential employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Savanah Bray)”

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 09 Jun 2020, 09:18
by spazsinbad
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“An F-35A Lightning II from the 388th Fighter Wing banks after takeoff at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, on Dec. 20, 2019. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner.” https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads ... 994463.jpg

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 10 Jul 2020, 06:35
by stereospace
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Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2020, 09:55
by spazsinbad

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 22 Aug 2020, 15:02
by spazsinbad
AF Week in Photos
21 Aug 2020 USAF PR

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"Photo: "Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies during practice prior to the 2020 Ocean City Air Show at Ocean City, Md., Aug. 14, 2020. The air show featured various performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, F-22 Raptor and A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)" https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/21/2 ... 4-9332.JPG (2.2Mb)

Source: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... in-photos/

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2020, 22:46
by spazsinbad
F-35A Alaskan Finger Four Cropped (original 3.5Mb JPG):
https://media.defense.gov/2020/Aug/26/2 ... 7-1225.JPG "F-35A Lightning IIs fly over Alaska during exercise Red Flag 20-3, Aug. 17, 2021. The 4th Fighter Squadron, from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, recently returned from three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)" https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... in-alaska/

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 29 Aug 2020, 14:17
by spazsinbad

Re: Screensaver worthy Lightning shots

Unread postPosted: 29 Aug 2020, 17:54
by jetblast16
That last shot looks like the F-35 came out of a space time warp and is now streaking toward a target on a planet..