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CF-01 rolled out of paint shop

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2010, 22:43
by Asif

F-35C CF-1 rolled out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth, Texas on October 1st, 2010, recently in full colour, as it received its highly accurate robot-applied coatings. [Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites]

Re: CF-01 rolled out of paint shop

Unread postPosted: 04 Oct 2010, 23:08
by neptune
Asif wrote:

F-35C CF-1 rolled out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth, Texas on October 1st, 2010, recently in full colour, as it received its highly accurate robot-applied coatings. [Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites]


Now that's another tail worth waiting for! Thanks JSF!
May it be blessed with "Fair Winds and Following Seas."
:salute:

RE: Re: CF-01 rolled out of paint shop

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 01:21
by lampshade111
Very nice. I love the darker gray that have gone with for all the F-35 pre-production aircraft so far.

RE: Re: CF-01 rolled out of paint shop

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 06:24
by Happy_Gilmore
It looks even better close up and in person.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 11:40
by StolichnayaStrafer
They sure do look slick so far...

maybe production models will get similar treatment as they go to their intended squadrons. 8)

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 12:36
by energo
And the left side.


F-35C CF-1 rolled out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth, Texas on October 1st, 2010, recently in full colour, as it received its highly accurate robot-applied coatings. [Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites]


B. Bolsøy
Oslo

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 14:58
by bjr1028
This is also the first F-35 in something approaching service markings.

Blue and Gold

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 17:44
by neptune
bjr1028 wrote:This is also the first F-35 in something approaching service markings.


A touch more Blue and Gold for my tastes! :cheers:

I'll propose at the end of O,T&E, SDD "Sea" 01- 04 be attached to the B. A. for demonstration flights. :crazypilot:

RE: Blue and Gold

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2010, 21:39
by Lightndattic
<---- still waiting patiently for the red white and blue Tbird painted airframes.

Re: RE: Blue and Gold

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2010, 15:50
by deadseal
Lightndattic wrote:<---- still waiting patiently for the red white and blue Tbird painted airframes.


It would be just like the airforce to give the chicken birds f-35's while we're still flying block 40's in the AOR.

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2010, 18:40
by jetnerd
bjr1028 wrote:This is also the first F-35 in something approaching service markings.

Am having a hard time picturing C models on flight decks in the ghost grey scheme (which is more of a neutral if not bluish light gray) especially without the weathered look of numerous spot paintings / fixes for corrosion etc (anticipating "salt/corrosion-resistant stealth coating") seen on jets esp. after extended deployment. If CF-01 has robot-applied coatings, can these be (re)done in the hangar deck?

I'm so used to equating this look with frontline Navy combat aircraft that the F-35C's in the dull even gray without the "look" in this photo might look odd (but for good reasons!)
Image

- jetnerd

[edit]: Can't imagine the tail flash and flags & other detail are stealthy, though really nice looking. (having yet to see any F-22's "on duty" or deployment (parked on the ramp at Langley, Guam, Elmendorf etc) with colorful nose art or tail flashes, while I've seen a few old photos of F-14's on intercepts with Russian Bears with said art in place.

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2010, 23:50
by sferrin
energo wrote:And the left side.


F-35C CF-1 rolled out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth, Texas on October 1st, 2010, recently in full colour, as it received its highly accurate robot-applied coatings. [Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites]


B. Bolsøy
Oslo


Gimme a Skull & Crossbones dammit! :D

Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2010, 05:38
by StolichnayaStrafer
Sundowner markings would be even better... :twisted:

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 02:39
by spazsinbad
Before F-35C was painted... How it was built - good slide show of wing fold mechanisms and suchlike:

http://www.sldinfo.com/?p=12177

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2010, 03:13
by StolichnayaStrafer
WOW, COOL!!! :o