Terma displays F-35 multi-mission pod at Farnborough

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Unread post14 Sep 2022, 03:03

I would like to know if (APKWS) would fit in there.
You could go 1 (APKWS) pod 8 SDB2 and 2 amraams for an impressive CAS setup.
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Unread post14 Sep 2022, 04:20

jessmo112 wrote:I would like to know if (APKWS) would fit in there.
You could go 1 (APKWS) pod 8 SDB2 and 2 amraams for an impressive CAS setup.


I would love to see a couple APKWS in the Weapon Bay Doors of each F-35. As these could be carried on every mission for targets of opportunity!

While small the APKWS are cheap and accurate. They won't take out something like a Tank. Yet, the battlefield in mainly made up with soft skinned targets.

Not like it hasn't been done before...(i.e. F-102)

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Unread post14 Sep 2022, 06:50

I'm doing a post on why certain weapons are not certified on F-35. The rocket pods are next
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Unread post19 Sep 2022, 07:38

jessmo112 wrote:I would like to know if (APKWS) would fit in there.
You could go 1 (APKWS) pod 8 SDB2 and 2 amraams for an impressive CAS setup.

16 SDB2 is an even better one, or at least far more flexible.
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