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Unread post03 May 2021, 03:19

Shorter edited version found here earlier: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=54401&p=453271&hilit=Eckstein#p453271
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Unread post03 May 2021, 23:08

Marine F-35Bs Land Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth for Strike Warrior Exercise, Deployment
03 May 2021 Sam LaGrone

"The Marine fighter squadron that will be part of the largest F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter deployment to date landed aboard the U.K. Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on Sunday, the U.S. Marine Corps announced.

The 10 jets from the “Wake Island Avengers” of U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 flew to Royal Air Force Lakenheath from their home base of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., last week ahead of embarking Queen Elizabeth. Now aboard, the Marines will pair with eight jets from the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, “The Dambusters.”...

...For the Marines, the deployment is a test case for other deployments of U.S. Marine F-35Bs on other allied carriers capable of supporting the fighter. U.S. allies Japan, South Korea and Italy are fielding carriers that could host the Marines."

Photo: "F-35B Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 The ‘Wake Island Avengers’ conducts carrier qualifications in an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II aboard Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Queen Elizabeth at sea off the coast of the United Kingdom (UK) on May 2, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo" https://news.usni.org/wp-content/upload ... 26348.jpeg


Source: https://news.usni.org/2021/05/03/marine ... deployment
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Unread post04 May 2021, 05:41

First Jets land on HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of exercise Strike Warrior https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03c_-TbPeAU

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Unread post04 May 2021, 07:04

Did someone finally develop some colored paint that is stelph friendly? Although only red. First the Danes, now the Jarheads with red splashed on the tails and underneath the canopy.
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Unread post04 May 2021, 13:22

I didn't catch the yellow previously. The last two photos are of aircraft test articles. I presumed they had more leeway with color as their stealthiness was not so much as issue.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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