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Photos of the F-35 Lightning II roll-out

Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2006, 22:54
by Lasse
flightglobal.com obtained exclusive photographs of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as it emerged from the paint shop at Fort Worth, Texas ready for its formal roll-out and naming later today.

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Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/20 ... icial.html

That's nice. :D

(it would seem the images look awfully pixelated in the post - view them separately for a more clear view.)

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Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2006, 22:56
by boff180
That paints scheme to me is Fugly :s

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Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2006, 23:29
by Whiteman_B2
Wow, very nice, thanks OP! I like the "F-35" logo on the vert stabs.

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Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2006, 23:43
by Purplehaze
Sweet....

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Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 00:51
by LordOfBunnies
The paint scheme remotely reminds me of the Razgriz schemes from Ace Combat 05. But yes, the scheme... sucks. Is there a reason for the white nose?

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Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 01:31
by skrip00
Hot DAMN!

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Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 10:26
by RoAF
I can't figure out what's the elongated bump above the intake with the flags. IFR probe maybe?

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Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 13:16
by Redvan
Ooo... that's perty! how much you wanna bet the avionics in it are a heck of a fun time to play with!

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Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 13:36
by aggressor267
The bump on the right side is the gun.

RE: F-35 first production model rollout

Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 13:50
by Loader
Here's a link to the local news story announcing the roll out.

http://www.nbc5i.com/video/9481951/index.html

Unread postPosted: 07 Jul 2006, 16:40
by Lasse
I love how the TV journalist assumes that the other participants in the project are surefire buyers.. Though it seems logical. They should've done more research.

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2006, 08:10
by Roscoe
LordOfBunnies wrote:The paint scheme remotely reminds me of the Razgriz schemes from Ace Combat 05. But yes, the scheme... sucks. Is there a reason for the white nose?


It's the radome...I suspect the paint they want to use has not yet been qualified. Painting radomes is a very tricky business. Lot's of energy passes through there.

RE: Re: RE: F-35 first production model rollout

Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2006, 08:20
by MechFromHell
Those pictures are great! I look forward to seeing it closer someday. :evil:

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2006, 10:58
by Lieven
Some roll-out pictures:

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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley addresses an audience of dignitaries and industry officials at the unveiling of the F-35 at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Moseley officially named the stealth jet Lightning II. [LMTAS photo]

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Unread postPosted: 08 Jul 2006, 13:31
by ArrowHawk
Paint scheme looks fine to me. And I've decided you can't please everyone. No matter what color it was painted, somebody is not going to be happy.