F-35 shows up in new movie

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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 08:37

The hero of the new Green Lantern movie is a JSF test pilot... (from the 0:27 - 0:42 mark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NWGl_A3b60
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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 09:28

Well at least the plane works in the movies...oh no, wait, he's bailing out... :lol:

Is there a pattern forming here?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgwW_hxmZAU

LM need to have a word with Hollywood I think. :lol:
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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 09:39

I thought that was funny too.....

Of course, it wouldn't be a good pilot movie if someone didn't crash at least one.
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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 18:57

...and this time it isn't firing twin cannons from the intakes!
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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 20:08

They used the old prototype helmet's (with the large projectors) new ones are a lot lower profile.
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Unread post21 Nov 2010, 21:39

At least they got the helmet right (at the time of the filming). IIRC the pilot in Die Hard had a normal helmet.

From what little I saw in the trailer, they got most of the marking right also.
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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 02:19

In the last superman movie the F-35's had HUDs.
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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 03:35

I found a technical glitch in Green Lantern at the 0:32 mark. They mixed up the aspects of the A&B versions.

How they messed this up makes you wonder how much they are paying their technical advisers.

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I like how they tried to keep the look & feel of the F-35 display layout. It also looks like he was having leading edge problems:

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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 06:28

SpudmanWP wrote: They mixed up the aspects of the A&B versions....

And then they threw in C-based displays, apparently completing the trifecta.
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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 06:37

Maybe that is what he is flight testing, the F-35D ( pick-a-part from all three). ;)
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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 18:02

I figured out what happened... it's the damn UCAVs that caused the problem ;)

I found this frame:

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I clearly violated the RoE for the exercise and collided with the F-35. It must have been pissed from the bad rep they got the last time it was tried ("Stealth" movie). :)
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Unread post22 Nov 2010, 18:27

SpudmanWP wrote:Maybe that is what he is flight testing, the F-35D ( pick-a-part from all three). ;)
They couldn't decide which one to use. So why not use them all. Good point still, F-35D
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Unread post24 Nov 2010, 20:44

SpudmanWP wrote:I figured out what happened... it's the damn UCAVs that caused the problem ;)

I found this frame:

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I clearly violated the RoE for the exercise and collided with the F-35. It must have been pissed from the bad rep they got the last time it was tried ("Stealth" movie). :)


Hmmm.

/begin Geek mode
I wonder if that is Abin Sur's craft crashing. Though it is dark when Hal runs into him in the trailer...
/end Geek mode
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Unread post24 Nov 2010, 21:19

I do not think so for a couple of reasons:

1. No cockpit glass

2. No indication of combat

3. No missiles expended

4. There were two UCAVs in the video.

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5. Abin Sur's craft seems very shiny and very faceted (think mirrored F-117).

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6. Here is the launch sequence for the GL craft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8gJzs6Q ... r_embedded
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Unread post25 Nov 2010, 04:57

Well...I know there will be a REAL F-4 and TA-4 in the movie...no flying but they're there!
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