F-35s austure basing and the Rand study.

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Unread post11 Dec 2020, 03:03

Salute!

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Hell, I forgot Tucson, and it gets real hot there. Also didn't think about the Hun taking a long run.

Nevertheless, when you and I and others have seen the last 1,000 ft marker go by, you gotta trust the numbers and be smoooooth! We had a few guys bounce on the overrun at Korat cause they over rotated or jerked back. Dat's when the DO had us go from 10 X MK82 to 8 X MK82.

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Unread post11 Dec 2020, 03:20

So ~4,000 ft of mat plus a graded over-run for an ejection zone with nothing hard in the way. So if refueling is by AAR and weapons are air-dropped, people moved about as needed by V-22, then there's no need to roll-out C-130 at all, and no need to get them into the air fast. Less detection footprint going in, or coming out. Small amphibious landing ship provides the rest.

Where the real estate is limited use F-35C, where there's a >6,000 ft runway and/or can extend with mat, use F-35A.
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Unread post11 Dec 2020, 03:47

element1loop wrote:This as well ...

VMFA-314 Demonstrates Expeditionary Capability, Makes F-35C History

US Marine Corps; issued Dec. 8, 2020

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That pic is going to make so many heads explode :mrgreen:
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Unread post11 Dec 2020, 16:22

XanderCrews wrote:
element1loop wrote:This as well ...

That pic is going to make so many heads explode :mrgreen:


<sarc on> Nah obviously photo shopped, everyone knows the "C" hook will never be able to make a trap ! <sarc off>

oops wrong thread - ship it over to the "evolution of arguments" thread ...
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Unread post11 Dec 2020, 19:49

A wordy article about the recent EABO F-35C Expeditionary Arrest with many quotes about how it was all done here:

Marines Demonstrate Ability to Include Carrier-Based F-35Cs in Expeditionary Base Plans 10 Dec 2020 Gidget Fuentes

https://news.usni.org/2020/12/10/marine ... base-plans

'DOGE' posted the full article text here 8 minutes later: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=53517&p=447446&hilit=Ahern#p447446
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Unread post16 Feb 2021, 21:33

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... e-airfield

Dump me somewhere in a austere location, if its posted.
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Unread post16 Feb 2021, 23:46

jessmo112 wrote:https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/39278/air-force-f-35-stealth-fighters-are-now-operating-from-guams-austere-airfield

Dump me somewhere in a austere location, if its posted.


LOL, Well Ft Carson has a 4500ft "austere" Butts Field in Colorado Springs, just a short 10 minute drive over to the 13,500ft concrete runway at Peterson AFB, and nice apartments nearby in the nearly 750,000 population metro area.

Me thinks "austere" doesn't mean what we thought it did ....

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