F-35C High Speed Fly-by VIDEO

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Unread post10 Apr 2012, 18:34

F-35C High Speed Fly-by VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0_A2g8 ... r_embedded

"Uploaded by LockheedMartinVideos on Apr 10, 2012
An F-35C carrier variant test aircraft performs high-speed flyovers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md."
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Unread post10 Apr 2012, 19:51

Compass check... :lol:
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Unread post10 Apr 2012, 20:48

I thought it was "gear check." As in "nope, it's not down yet; we're gonna need you to fly by the tower again please."
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 00:21

Interesting visual distortions.
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 01:28

Nice vapour trails. Will be good when they put this into airshows. Sharpened leading edges and high AOA should make for some good vapor displays.

If LM really want to swing some opinion when they start showing videos of the F-35 turning, they should make the vid on cool, humid day.
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 01:40

They should make the video with the F-35C 'burning and churning' low beside a CVN at sea. Humid is good.
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 05:14

I still haven't seen an F35 in anything but straight and level videos. Can this thing turn?
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 05:36

Um... spend any time on Youtube (and this is just from this month).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz6uF7Jkodk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouT1qtgY ... ure=relmfu

Newsflash, the F-35 has already pulled 9.9Gs which they certainly did not do flying "straight and level" ;)


Before you say "That's new stuff that it just started doing!", here is some stuff (set to music) that AA-1 did over 4.5 YEARS ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf7uADiSlqI
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 14:48

My first thought is how cool it would be to see the -35 to fly in a tree top level, at night, at high speed, dropping 2x 2k pounders on a SAM/AAA site. What a devastating platform ths aircraft will be..... Stealth, low altitude, high speed is going to make the -35 a tough nut to crack. Maybe I'm just being being overly patriotic, but the -35 is going to be a game changer, even without a mach 2 cruise speed. Does anyone else doubt that the -35 will cruise above mach 1, cosidering how much military thrust is available?
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 15:09

handyman wrote:I still haven't seen an F35 in anything but straight and level videos. Can this thing turn?


Nope, it flies in a straight line everywhere it goes. :roll:
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 17:45

sewerrat wrote:My first thought is how cool it would be to see the -35 to fly in a tree top level, at night, at high speed, dropping 2x 2k pounders on a SAM/AAA site. What a devastating platform ths aircraft will be..... Stealth, low altitude, high speed is going to make the -35 a tough nut to crack. Maybe I'm just being being overly patriotic, but the -35 is going to be a game changer, even without a mach 2 cruise speed. Does anyone else doubt that the -35 will cruise above mach 1, cosidering how much military thrust is available?



I doubt low altitude penetration is seriously being considered as a main tactic for the F-35 considering the LO features it has.

Low altitude flight brings the issues of high density air potentially giving the F-35 quite an intense gust response from atmospheric turbulence.

With the advent of cheap and effective LO features I'd imagine it would be a lot easier on airframe life to just stay up in the air where it is comfortable for the pilot and drop bombs on SAM and AAA sites from altitudes where AAA can't reach, radar can't track and optical sighting for SAMs would be out of the question due to it being nighttime.
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 18:02

sferrin wrote:
handyman wrote:I still haven't seen an F35 in anything but straight and level videos. Can this thing turn?


Nope, it flies in a straight line everywhere it goes. :roll:


In any case it is a mystery to me why LM's marketing department hasn't been more forthcoming with video that shows off the F-35 some more in maneuvering flight. Those people are really doing a lousy job I have to say. Why should LM care? Well, the aircraft has for the longest time been challenged by critics because of it's perceived lack off agility. I think that Handyman is just saying what a lot of people think about this, and LM's slow response are just leaving the stage open for Sweetman & Copp's show routine.

Maybe LM marketing are just waiting for Top Gun 2 to do the job for them? 8)
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 18:06

I was really hoping for an Edwards AFB Open House & Airshow in 2012 and had my fingers crossed for an F-35 appearance.. oh well :(
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 22:35

aceshigh wrote:
In any case it is a mystery to me why LM's marketing department hasn't been more forthcoming with video that shows off the F-35 some more in maneuvering flight. Those people are really doing a lousy job I have to say. Why should LM care? Well, the aircraft has for the longest time been challenged by critics because of it's perceived lack off agility. I think that Handyman is just saying what a lot of people think about this, and LM's slow response are just leaving the stage open for Sweetman & Copp's show routine.

Maybe LM marketing are just waiting for Top Gun 2 to do the job for them? 8)

That might do it.
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Unread post11 Apr 2012, 22:39

Oh yeah, don't get me started on the number of people that yell various things over the microphones about how the F-35 is garbage and that the US should buy the JAS-39 Gripen or the Eurofighter Typhoon. Oh jeez the stupidity of some people...
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