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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
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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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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