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Unread post26 Feb 2013, 03:43

Bit Dated But Some Good Historical Stuff:

Paris Air Show June 2011 Major General C. D. Moore, Deputy Program Executive Officer/Tom Burbage, Executive Vice President, F-35 Program

http://www.scribd.com/doc/58444309/01-P ... 2011-Final (PDF 2.8Mb)
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Unread post15 Mar 2013, 23:15

March 14 2013 Fast Facts and Program Status.
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Unread post18 Mar 2013, 23:33

energo wrote:March 14 2013 Fast Facts and Program Status.


Now we have the latest numbers and LM is disappointed that they are compelled to continue with 35 a/c per year on LRIP8.

This year;
2013 delivery LRIP5-32 a/c
2013 LM will have delivered 95 LRIP a/c; 49-A, 35-B, 11-C
2013 95 a/c at: Eglin 9(+6)-A, 13(+3)-B, (+11)-C; Yuma 3 (+16)-B; Luke (+22)-A; Edwards 6-A, 1-B; Nellis 4-A; Pax 1-B

In two years;
2015 LRIP7 will deliver another 71 a/c to Yuma, Luke and Eglin. 37-A, 12-B, 11-C; 11-Allies.

IOC for USMC at Yuma, maybe USAF at Luke.

In six years;
LRIP8 with 6 allied a/c. We have now added LRIP8-11 to deliver in 2019. LRIP9/10/11 undefined.

All this to ask a question, with the 6 LRIP8 a/c, 22 a/c will have been delivered to 5 countries. How long will the Allied countries wait for LM LRIPs to deliver replacement squadrons for their legacy a/c?

1- FW ramping up should be a major effort from the 30+/ year to what new rate by 2019?
2- The Italian facility is in startup for July 2013 will it take over the orders from the Euro/Asia allies, if so at what rate of production by 2019? Is Australia/ Japan/ Korea or Singapore to develop an equivalent facility to the Italian effort?
3- The allied orders are about 721 or 23% of the total 3,164 a/c, not including Spain, Korea or Singapore. That production capacity (25%) should have an impact on the quantity and pricing of F-35 components but at what rate of production by 2019?
4- When will the ten allies accept completion of their orders?
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Unread post23 Mar 2013, 17:10

FocalPoint Volume 15 Issue 1 Spring 2011 http://www.pointwise.com/focalpt/Focal- ... g-2011.pdf (1Mb)

Store Separations for F-35s Analyzed Using Grids Made With Gridgen
By Jae M. Lee and Alfred Piranian, Naval Air Systems Command,
and John Martel, Capt. Darrell Crowe, and Magdi Rizk, Air Force SEEK EAGLE Office

"F-35 pilots need the ability to jettison stores in the event of emergencies during takeoff (such as a cold catapult stroke or power plant problems), and emergencies in landing configuration (such as during Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing - STOVL mode approach). No wind tunnel data have been obtained for store separation in the STOVL mode, with landing gear extended and vectored thrust from the lift fan propulsion system...

...The joint team consisting of NAVAIR, AFSEO, and Lockheed Martin engineers has worked together successfully to take a CFD approach to support issuance of flight clearances that provides for STOVL emergency jettison of stores. The CFD models were validated and applied to a couple of STOVL conditions. The CFD analyses showed that STOVL emergency store ejection looks safe and benign for configurations and conditions investigated."
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Unread post23 Mar 2013, 17:52

Synopsis of Lecture to RAeS Loughborough Branch on 08 Mar 2011
Martin-Baker: the JSF story so far by Steve Roberts, JSG IPT Lead, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/john.oller ... 20seat.pdf (157Kb)

"...The ejection seat was required to be common to all three aircraft variants. It was also required to have superior ejection performance to all previous seats, meet new neck injury criteria and provide an auto-ejection capability when used in the F-35B (STOVL) aircraft. The last requirement demanded early firing of the ejection seat in the event of an aircraft malfunction in a manner similar to that used in the Russian YAK 36, 38 and 141 aircraft....

...Neck protection is provided by means of a “Catcher’s Mitt” inflatable device which supports both sides of the pilot’s helmet and also provides support to the top and /back of the helmet. This device is also held in a container located behind the pilot’s head. The device is vented before the parachute is deployed. The device has been tested and proved to inflate under simulated 50,000 ft altitude conditions....

...The F-35-B (STOVL) aircraft has additional failure modes associated with Lift Fan, Vane Box, Lift Fan Drive Shaft, Roll Duct and Turbine failures. A typical pilot takes two seconds to react to the ejection klaxon or one second if warned in advance of a likely failure. In the case of a STOVL related failure, ejection must take place within 0.6 seconds. Hence it was necessary to install smart failure sensors on the aircraft to automatically fire the ejection circuit mounted in the back of the seat...."
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Unread post22 Apr 2013, 14:32

New CF-35 Lightning II brochure 15 Apr 2013

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Unread post30 Apr 2013, 09:22

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts April 15, 2013

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Unread post23 Jun 2013, 04:19

Naval Aviation Maintenance Officer Symposium 28-30 June 2011

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Unread post24 Aug 2013, 22:30

F-35 Fast Facts 06 Aug 2013: https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/down ... _facts.pdf attached

"Since December 2006, F-35s have flown more than 5,800 flights and accrued more than 8,900 cumulative flight hours. This total includes 91 flights from the original test aircraft, AA-1; 3,242 SDD test flights; and more than 2,490 production-model flights.'
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Unread post25 Aug 2013, 19:41

Thanks to 'joost' ( http://www.f-16.net/f-16_forum_viewtopic-t-24471.html ) here is a 09 July F-35 Canadian PDF brief:

http://www.westdef.com/presentations/20 ... Knotts.pdf (09 July 2013 5.8Mb)
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Unread post14 Sep 2013, 12:14

LM F-35 Fast Facts PDF 09 Sep 2013: https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/down ... _facts.pdf (180Kb)

F-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts September 9, 2013
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SDD flight test activity totals for 2013 as of Aug 31, are provided below:
- F-35A Flight Science aircraft have flown 186 times
- F-35B Flight Science aircraft have completed 236 flights
- F-35C Flight Science aircraft have flown 143 times
- The Mission Systems Test Aircraft have flown 224 times

Since December 2006, F-35s have flown more than 6,000 flights and accrued more than 9,000 cumulative flight hours. This total includes 91 flights from the original test aircraft, AA-1; 3,384 SDD test flights; and more than 2,658 production-model flights."
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Unread post19 Oct 2013, 11:27

Program Status

SDD flight test activity totals for 2013 as of Sept. 30, are provided below:

o F-35A Flight Science aircraft have flown 208 times
o F-35B Flight Science aircraft have completed 260 flights
o F-35C Flight Science aircraft have flown 168 times
o The Mission Systems Test Aircraft have flown 262 times

Since December 2006, F-35s have flown more than 6,500 flights and accrued more than 10,200 cumulative flight hours. This total includes 91 flights from the original test aircraft, AA-1; 3,493 SDD test flights and more than 3,000 production-model flights.
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Unread post27 Oct 2013, 18:58

Detailed Bogdan program update, February 2013.

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Unread post27 Oct 2013, 20:24

Thanks for the PDF 'energo' a couple of graphics from it attached.
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Unread post29 Dec 2013, 20:00

100th F-35 'Fast Facts' 13 Dec 2013 wot I made into a PDF attached.

An interesting factoid I do not recall seeing before:
"...The F-35A is comprised of 280,000 individual parts while the F-35B is made up of 300,000. The F-35C consists of 290,000 individual parts. Despite their differences, the three variants are actually 80 percent common."

https://www.f35.com/news/detail/100th-f ... fact-sheet
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