Photos of the F-35 Lightning II roll-out

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Unread post06 Jul 2006, 22:54

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 post06 Jul 2006, 22:56

That paints scheme to me is Fugly :s
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Unread post06 Jul 2006, 23:29

Wow, very nice, thanks OP! I like the "F-35" logo on the vert stabs.
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Unread post06 Jul 2006, 23:43

Sweet....
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Unread post07 Jul 2006, 00:51

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 post07 Jul 2006, 01:31

Hot DAMN!
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Unread post07 Jul 2006, 10:26

I can't figure out what's the elongated bump above the intake with the flags. IFR probe maybe?
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Unread post07 Jul 2006, 13:16

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 post07 Jul 2006, 13:36

The bump on the right side is the gun.
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Unread post07 Jul 2006, 13:50

Here's a link to the local news story announcing the roll out.

http://www.nbc5i.com/video/9481951/index.html
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Unread post07 Jul 2006, 16:40

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 post08 Jul 2006, 08:10

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.
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Unread post08 Jul 2006, 08:20

Those pictures are great! I look forward to seeing it closer someday. :evil:
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Unread post08 Jul 2006, 10:58

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 post08 Jul 2006, 13:31

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.
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