Tweaks Allow Navy To Meet JSF Carrier Landing Speed Target

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Unread post14 Mar 2012, 04:12

Would be very interesting to me if someone can provide more details please? Thanks. I'm too stingy to pay for this sort of news (which will out anyway later I guess). TIA! :D

Tweaks Allow Navy To Meet JSF Aircraft-Carrier Landing Speed Target

"DefenseAlert, March 9, 2012 -- With the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft-carrier variant expected to miss a key performance parameter related to its maximum allowable landing speed, the Pentagon recently adjusted F-35C fuel storage calculations to ensure the aircraft met a critical operational requirement, according to Defense Department officials...."

Source 1: http://insidedefense.com/ (only available on subscription but GOOGLE it)
Source 2: http://insidedefense.com/index.php?opti ... EuaHRtbA==


Elsewhere on this forum there is a thread about what was known by USN LSOs last year.
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Unread post25 Mar 2012, 04:42

Any word on the TWEAK? Maybe lighter fuel can be used? :D

Fuels flight ensures JSF ready for next sortie March 23, 2012

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articles/fl ... ready.html

"James Murr, a seven-year member of the 96th Petroleum Oil and Lubricants flight, refuels the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter’s 18,000 pound internal fuel tanks after its sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 20. POL is responsible for delivering fuel to all aircraft on base."

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Unread post25 Mar 2012, 17:31

Seems likely they've just decided to allow it to land with less remaining fuel than originally specified to decrease the weight, and changed how they were calculating the remaining range on that load so it meets reserve. Very similar to fixing the 6-mile range deficiency of the A model.

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