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Unread post01 Aug 2018, 21:28

Combat coded just means the plane could, at any time, abort the demo, land, re-fuel and arm, go to war. There are no systems removed to improve performance, no special airshow paint, nothing of the sort.
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Unread post01 Aug 2018, 21:50

f-16adf wrote:Maybe the AF wants to keep everyone in the dark concerning this.

Doubt it will be a secret. Once the F-35 complete IOT&E and is allowed to do airshow demonstrations in the US, they’ll develop a demonstration program with recommended fuel load and be added to regulations manual. Afterall, the F-22 is in there.

On an aside, always found it interesting that USAF limits demonstrations to 7.5g with momentary over g for safety (well at least as of recently). Likely for airframe life. So much for YouTubers “9g turn” comparisons.
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Unread post01 Aug 2018, 22:06

fbw wrote:
f-16adf wrote:On an aside, always found it interesting that USAF limits demonstrations to 7.5g with momentary over g for safety (well at least as of recently). Likely for airframe life. So much for YouTubers “9g turn” comparisons.

That caught my eye as well. Had the same thought on the YouTube comparisons.
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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 01:10

fbw wrote:
f-16adf wrote:Maybe the AF wants to keep everyone in the dark concerning this.

Doubt it will be a secret. Once the F-35 complete IOT&E and is allowed to do airshow demonstrations in the US, they’ll develop a demonstration program with recommended fuel load and be added to regulations manual. Afterall, the F-22 is in there.

On an aside, always found it interesting that USAF limits demonstrations to 7.5g with momentary over g for safety (well at least as of recently). Likely for airframe life. So much for YouTubers “9g turn” comparisons.


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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 15:13

Speaking to an F-35 pilot at an airshow a few weeks back.... said it really has great legs. Much better than the F-15 he came from. Then said something about the F-22 like, "yeah in 20 minutes they're at their limit and have to return to base". Obviously, a lot depends on that scenario but my first thought was, "yeah, but 20 minutes is going to seem like forever to an adversary pilot. The F-22 can do a whole lotta' killing in 20 minutes".

He said, "true"... :)
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Unread post02 Aug 2018, 16:20

:devil: UHoh!? (Teletubby exclamation) WATTLE THEY FINK OFF NXT? THERE WILL BE NO SCAPING Except the FUEL FOOL! :shock:

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Unread post12 Aug 2018, 13:22

fbw wrote:
f-16adf wrote:Maybe the AF wants to keep everyone in the dark concerning this.

Doubt it will be a secret. Once the F-35 complete IOT&E and is allowed to do airshow demonstrations in the US, they’ll develop a demonstration program with recommended fuel load and be added to regulations manual. Afterall, the F-22 is in there.

On an aside, always found it interesting that USAF limits demonstrations to 7.5g with momentary over g for safety (well at least as of recently). Likely for airframe life. So much for YouTubers “9g turn” comparisons.


Afaik it is a FAA regulation no?
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