F-35 Completes First Live Air-to-Air Kill Test [AIM-9X]

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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 14:18

AIM-9X to curve. :shock:
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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FL, UNITED STATES
06.12.2018
Photo by Master Sgt. Michael Jackson
40th Flight Test Squadron
F-35A Lightning II test aircraft assigned to the 31st Test Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, California, released AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-9X missiles at QF-16 targets during a live-fire test over an Air Force range in the Gulf of Mexico on June 12, 2018. The Joint Operational Test Team conducted the missions as part of Block 3F Initial Operational Test and Evaluation.
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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 14:46

There's a video out there of a Scandanavian F-16 firing both an AIM-9L and AIM-9X at targets. The difference is night and day. Unfortunately I can't find it. :oops: (Thought for sure I'd downloaded it.)

Ahh here we go:



I think most of us are familiar with what an AIM-9L/M looks like coming off the rail. Check out the AIM-9X there at 0:40. :shock:
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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 14:48

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Unread post30 Jun 2018, 19:24

Yep. There a scenario where they simulated shooting down an enemy escort:

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