First F-35A test flight with external weapons

F-35 Armament, fuel tanks, internal and external hardpoints, loadouts, and other stores.
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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 20:31

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On Feb. 16, 2012, the first external weapons test mission was flown by an F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 21:11

The F-35's looks is growing on me 8)
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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 22:12

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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 22:40

Where is that pic of the F35 on the ground fully loaded with ext. stores?
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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 22:45

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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 22:46

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Unread post20 Feb 2012, 23:27

PICTURE: F-35 Flies With External Stores Posted by Graham Warwick at Feb/20/2012

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/de ... ccd65ffa91

"...the outboard AIM-9s will carry the high-speed cameras that will be used during upcoming separation tests for the principal internally carried weapons, so the configuration needs to be cleared.

...It's not too evident on these images, but the AIM-9X pylons have an unusual outward kick that mounts the launch rail at an angle to the pylon, presumably to provide adequate clearance from neighboring stores."

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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 00:13

Sapz, you missed one of the more interesting things about that shot. New Intakes.

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Any ideas?

Here is is on the F-35B

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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 01:24

My guess? It is a 'hidden in the shadows usually' inlet. :roll: :D

AF-8 Ferry to Eglin AFB

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... 8445024825

"Lockheed Martin delivers second F-35 production jet in a week. It was wheels up Wednesday morning, July 20, 2011, for Lockheed Martin’s second F-35A Lightning II production jet delivery in a week. AF-8 arrived at Eglin Air Force Base at 11:50 a.m. CDT."

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F-35 Arrival at Eglin AFB

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... 445024825/

"F-35 Arrival at Eglin AFB. July 14, 2011."

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2010 pic LARGE:
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AF-1 and AF-2 Arrival at Edwards Air Force Base

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... 445024825/

"AF-1 and AF-2 Arrival at Edwards Air Force Base Force Base
This photo was taken on May 17, 2010 in Edwards Air Force Base, CA, US,..."
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F-35 AF-1 and AF-2 Arrival at Edwards Air Force Base

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"AF-1 and AF-2 Arrival at Edwards Air Force Base
This photo was taken on May 17, 2010 in Edwards Air Force Base, CA, US,..."
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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 02:23

F-35B Ship Trials

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... 438420763/

"F-35B ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) in October 2011."

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F-35B Tower Flyby

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... 1438420763

"F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flies by the tower at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., in short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) mode during a test flight Jan. 31, 2012."

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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 03:35

can an f-35 carry TERs'? thus go out with a suppose mix of 4xslant mounted 12's and 4 2000lbs (2xexternal and 2xinternal)?
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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 03:57

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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 06:35

F-35 Stores Testing: An Observation 20 Feb 2012

http://elementsofpower.blogspot.com.au/ ... ation.html

"....The two inboard pylons appear identical, and such interchangeability would be a logistical advantage over many previous aircraft (like the F-18E/F). I suspect the F-35's pylons are lower drag installation than the F-18's because they look 'cleaner', but couldn't prove it either way without some design data."

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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 09:21

SpudmanWP wrote:Sapz, you missed one of the more interesting things about that shot. New Intakes.


...and something else...

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New skin on the inner edges of the tail to prevent that blistering issue?

If so....they work fast.
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Unread post21 Feb 2012, 09:39

Any more bits and bobs? Any old iron Any old iron Any Any old iron...
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