Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 05 Jan 2020, 10:29
by Bjorn
We've been able to keep track of most F-35 deliveries thanks to a number of Fort Worth based photographers. But we miss these aircraft to complete our F-35 collection. If anyone has a picture of those, that would be awesome!

Australia:
Israel:
Turkey: 18-0006
Korea:
USAF: 17-5272, 17-5283
USMC: 169591, 169625, 169628, 169682, 169687, 169690
USNavy: 169634, 169636

Greets,

LAST EDITED ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2020.

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 05 Jan 2020, 10:42
by spazsinbad
This website will attempt to keep track with photos of Australian RAAF F-35As: http://www.adf-serials.com.au/3a35.htm
"A35-017 AU-17 17-5300 Sourced from Lot11 low-rate initial production (LRIP) phase, Delivered in 3 SQN Markings,
??/09/2019 First Flight, ??/09/2019 Delivered to 61 FS, Luke AFB, Arizona. 11/12/2019 Arrived at RAAF Williamtown, 3 Sqn markings." A photo or two may pop up soon at: http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/F-35 [but none for moment]

JEEPERS this hivemind photo gallery has heaps of RAAF F-35A pics - hover mouse over a photo to see details:
https://hiveminer.com/Tags/f35%2Craaf

https://farm66.static.flickr.com/65535/ ... f747_b.jpg
&
https://farm66.static.flickr.com/65535/ ... 51f9_b.jpg

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 05 Aug 2020, 15:54
by mixelflick
God I love the new paintjob. The "finish" is much, much more pleasing to the eyes IMO than what they were flying prior. Being a uniform color, I bet it's a lot easier to apply and maintain too...

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2020, 03:08
by backyardspotter
Bjorn wrote:We've been able to keep track of most F-35 deliveries thanks to a number of Fort Worth based photographers. But we miss these aircraft to complete our F-35 collection. If anyone has a picture of those, that would be awesome!

Australia:
Israel:
Turkey: 18-0006
Korea:
USAF: 17-5272, 17-5283
USMC: 169591, 169625, 169628, 169682, 169687, 169690
USNavy: 169634, 169636

Greets,

LAST EDITED ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2020.


New guy here, love the info on the site and wanted to contribute. Heres #169690

IMG_8223-Edit.jpg
169690

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2020, 13:38
by Lieven
New guy here, love the info on the site and wanted to contribute. Heres #169690


Thank you backyardspotter! Welcome to the forum.

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2020, 13:57
by mixelflick
backyardspotter wrote:
Bjorn wrote:We've been able to keep track of most F-35 deliveries thanks to a number of Fort Worth based photographers. But we miss these aircraft to complete our F-35 collection. If anyone has a picture of those, that would be awesome!

Australia:
Israel:
Turkey: 18-0006
Korea:
USAF: 17-5272, 17-5283
USMC: 169591, 169625, 169628, 169682, 169687, 169690
USNavy: 169634, 169636

Greets,

LAST EDITED ON SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2020.


New guy here, love the info on the site and wanted to contribute. Heres #169690

IMG_8223-Edit.jpg


Many thanks, and welcome.

I have to wonder: In 10, 15 maybe 20 years.... will F-35's look this "polished"? I can't really see a "weathered" F-35 like so many jets of yesteryear. God, I've seen some dirty F-4's, F-15E's and F-16's in my time. But not F-15C's.... I assume that their mission/flying hours is what contributes the most? Even as a ground pounder, I think it'll continue to look smooth as a baby's bottom.. probably due to the nature of its stealth/RAM coatings.

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2020, 21:21
by spazsinbad
Long ago SNAFUfella complained about the 'weathered' F-35Cs testing aboard CVNs - there were photos of the old scheme.

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2020, 01:03
by backyardspotter
I imagine they will not keep the radar coating up on some of the first generations that are testbeds and nonoperational. But it will be surreal for sure.

Re: Missing F-35 pictures

Unread postPosted: 01 Oct 2020, 01:15
by spazsinbad
Yes the paint is part of the overall radar reflection reduction scheme however weathering was perhaps on older paint in the older paint scheme on the test F-35Cs of years ago now. In the meantime a new paint and paint scheme was devised. Info on this forum somewhere. The main radar reflection minimisation is not only the shape of the F-35 but the overall structural 'honeycomb skin'. Info on these aspects also in the forum in various places. Forum links will give a lot of info.

AFLCMC: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=16457&p=288306&hilit=AFLCMC#p288306 & viewtopic.php?f=60&t=25417&p=269928&hilit=AFLCMC#p269928 & viewtopic.php?f=60&t=25417&p=269917&hilit=AFLCMC#p269917

FIRST LINK ABOVE HAS lots of Info about how F-35 stealth achieved & easily maintained whilst others about new paint.

A fun thread for the living 'bout early F-35C paint jobbies: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=14581&p=183325&hilit=AsIf#p183325

GRIM REAPER now REDUNDANT: https://www.codeonemagazine.com/f35_new ... tem_id=957