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Old 10-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #21
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Yikes.

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If anyone is doig this I'd bet my money its the CIA
Could be either. I personally want *bleep* all to do with this conflict, or any other conflict in that region for that matter.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #22
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http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123322721

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10/17/2012 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) -- An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16.

The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Eric "Doc" Schultz. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an instrumented GBU-31 over the China Lake test range from the left internal weapons bay.

The F-35A 5th Generation fighter is designed to carry a payload of up to 18,000 pounds using 10 weapon stations. The F-35A features four internal weapon stations located in two weapon bays to maximize stealth capability. The CTOL aircraft can also utilize an additional three external weapon stations per wing if required.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:23 PM   #23
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F-35B is getting closer to IOC: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....-01-509033.xml

In a month or two it all becomes very real!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:55 PM   #24
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F-35B is getting closer to IOC: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....-01-509033.xml

In a month or two it all becomes very real!
That's the one I'm interested in because it's the one we're getting in the UK.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #25
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F-35B is getting closer to IOC: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....-01-509033.xml

In a month or two it all becomes very real!
Its a pretty exciting idea, except for how little I like the F-35.

The idea of being involved in launching a new era of aviation for your armed forces though... being right there for the first one delivered and the first one made operational... damn. I would still be proud to do that.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:27 AM   #26
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Can't understand why everyone hates the F-35.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:44 AM   #27
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Can't understand why everyone hates the F-35.
Maybe because it's generally known that if it looks good, it fly's good,... this one however doesn't look good.

But than again this have nothing to do with it's true capabilities
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #28
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I think it looks okay.




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Old 10-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #29
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I hate it's looks. Horrible.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #30
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nobody cares how it looks, its how it operates that matters.

As a bomb aircraft, its just fine, but as a fighter its been proven to be shit like the f22.
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