What if, the Thunderbirds used the F-35

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Unread post03 Jun 2009, 22:15

It might be a great way to help promote the new aircraft...slide show to follow, I think the paint would do well on this craft
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Unread post03 Jun 2009, 22:24

Very Good Paint JOB! Very expensive aerobatic formation team.
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Unread post03 Jun 2009, 23:08

Agreed but the promotion for it supported by eight co-funding nations would reap sale benefits I bet and the public would love it - least I think so
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Unread post03 Jun 2009, 23:44

Would still be a few years down the road, still have to show the USAF how to maintain them and get some pilots qualified to fly them, right now the only pilots we have are test pilots.
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 00:01

Agreed, just looking forward possibly....
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 00:13

Nice slideshow. I did like white color on the F-35.


In the slides there is a number (''5'') which is written upside down. Do T-Birds have their a/c numbers written on them?
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 00:41

Yes, Five (5) is upside down because of the inverted performance it provides during the show numerous times
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 01:08

Wow... didn't know it, thank you.

And... ''What if, the Thunderbirds used the F-22''
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 01:37

Your welcome... :thumb:
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 02:47

WOW Meathook, those look really slick!!! 8)

Now try it with the F-22- then after that, how about a Blue Angels F-35C as well?

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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 03:10

Maybe the AF will buy a few B models.. that lift fan should make for some very interesting shows.
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 03:26

Now that would be amazing, that would be worth the effort but I dont think it will happen, maybe in a single ship take off for an Airshow...I'd like to see that myself one day...Maybe the marines will want some "show and tell" in the future....one can only hope :-)
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 03:33

Absolutely amazing and I wish it would happen 8) Can you imagine the thunder if they put all six jets in max blower at once :twisted:

Now, the mix of models would go best in the Blue Angels with the diamond and one of the solos in C models with the other solo in the B model IMHO :wink:
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 03:44

Agreed, nice to dream isn't it :-)

What a show that would be for the tax paying public and aircraft producers...wow! :-)
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Unread post04 Jun 2009, 04:38

Meathook wrote:Yes, Five (5) is upside down because of the inverted performance it provides during the show numerous times


Not only that, but all uniforms (i.e. Lead solo) and the support equipment (e.g. tool boxes) all exhibit the same inverted "5"

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