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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 15:12

Lightning Keepers!! :D
https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/ne ... fleet.html


Inside the intake!!!! :shock: wow. 8)
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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 15:37

THANKS 'doge'. Great to see those guys 'doin' their thang'. :D
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Unread post16 Mar 2019, 16:43

And it gives me a special warm feeling seeing those fine folks taking such good care of RNoAF jets.
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Unread post17 Mar 2019, 05:15

Norwegian F-35 successfully completed first AMRAAM missile tests

https://defence-blog.com/news/norwegian ... tests.html

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What is the F-35’s typical operating altitude? The f-16 operates at FL200-250 with a combat loadout while the eagle holds significantly higher giving its amraams greater reach. Having a lightning operate as high as an Eagle takes away one of the few air to air missile truck tactical advantage that the Eagle holds over the lightning.
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Unread post17 Mar 2019, 06:15

It'll vary naturally depending on the situation and tasking, but you can probably expect them to operate higher and slightly faster than F-16s on average.
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Unread post17 Mar 2019, 16:20

IIRC Dolby said 10-12,000ft higher and 50-70kt faster than F-16s
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Unread post20 Mar 2019, 04:34

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:IIRC Dolby said 10-12,000ft higher and 50-70kt faster than F-16s

10-15k higher and ~ M.12 faster, with an equivalent load, without afterburners.
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Unread post20 Mar 2019, 04:49

And .12M is 69kt
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Unread post20 Mar 2019, 07:59

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:And .12M is 69kt

More like 80kts. .103 is 69kts.
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Unread post20 Mar 2019, 11:54

Thats great. FL350 is not too bad.
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Unread post20 Mar 2019, 14:04

wrightwing wrote:
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:And .12M is 69kt

More like 80kts. .103 is 69kts.

Above 36,000ft the speed of sound is 968ft/s at standard temperature. 0.12 * 968 = 116ft/s. 116 ft/s * 3600 s/hr / 6080 ft/nm gives 68.7nm/hr.

You used the sea level speed of sound.

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"With the F-35, we get more of all this, compared to what we are used to today. To discover how much more was a positive surprise for me. In full war equipment operates F-35 effortlessly 10,000 to 15,000 feet higher than our F-16 can, without using afterburner. The speed in 'cruises' is without further 50 to 80 knots higher. In the F-16, I must use afterburner and take running speed before a missile shot. F-35 "cruiser" both faster and higher. Therefore, I am ready to shoot far anytime."

At altitude 50-80kt is .09-.14M
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