F-35B at MAWTS-1

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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 04:12

F-35B at MAWTS-1
12 Oct2017 SLDinfo

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) prepares to land after a Tactical Intercept/Air Combat Maneuvering exercise during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) near Yuma, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2017.

WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 cadre, which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Air Ground Task Force.

MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics."

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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 05:04

Curious if those videos were shot from another F-35B, and if so, if the footage came from DAS?
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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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 05:17

LOoks LIke....
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 05:43

D*mn, how'd I miss that?

I find it intriguing that in the bottom screen capture, you clearly see the LEF extended a bit. You can see this in the above video at 1:45. At 1:50 as the Killer Bee banks slightly to the right, that not only is the LEF extended, but the TEF is as well. Not something I would normally associate with a leisurely cruise...
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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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 07:58

Just a guess because no other info but I think they are descending at slower than usual speed for the camera/video opportunity. The faster they go the more bumpy it will be - there could be other reasons, ATC requirement for example.
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Unread post13 Oct 2017, 12:57

steve2267 wrote:Curious if those videos were shot from another F-35B, and if so, if the footage came from DAS?


....more likely SBug or Bug+
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Unread post14 Oct 2017, 06:58

steve2267 wrote:D*mn, how'd I miss that?

I find it intriguing that in the bottom screen capture, you clearly see the LEF extended a bit. You can see this in the above video at 1:45. At 1:50 as the Killer Bee banks slightly to the right, that not only is the LEF extended, but the TEF is as well. Not something I would normally associate with a leisurely cruise...


It’s the “virtual” speedbrake.
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Unread post18 Feb 2021, 10:02

Lightning Reactions [ten page PDF of article attached]
Mar 2021 Joe Copalman

"The Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) is working with the US Navy's TOPGUN and the USAF's 6th Weapons Squadron to maximise the deadly capability of their F-35 fighters, reports Joe Copalman..."

Source: AirForces Monthly Magazine March 2021 #396
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Unread post18 Feb 2021, 13:32

love that they are doing truly operational training.......

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