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adroth:
https://www.f35.com/

MCentaur:
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--- Quote ---Initial investigation reveals fire in F-35A tailpipe at Mountain Home AFB

Sources told Aviation Week that a F-35A that caught fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base last week was most likely caused by strong tailwinds as the F135 engine was starting.
An F-35 Lightning II takes off Sept. 13, 2016, at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Luke sent jets to Mountain Home AFB because it provides a unique opportunity for developing proficiency in the destruction of surface-to-air threats at their range complex.
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Ayoshi:
Building the F-35 Full Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPvzEr33maM

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Timeline: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Milestones

http://aviationweek.com/F35timeline

Ayoshi:
Up close and personal with the F-35ís 400K USD flight helmet with a X-ray vision-like imagery | the aviationist - Apr 03 2015 -

Here are some interesting images of the F-35ís Helmet Mounted Display System.


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Image credit: Lockheed Martin

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F-35B begins 'ski-jump' trials for carrier operations | IHS Jane's 360

--- Quote ---In the test, which relates to JSF's short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B variant, the chief STOVL test pilot from BAE Systems, Peter 'Wizzer' Wilson, took off from Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Maryland using a ramp that had been fitted to the Royal Navy's now-decommissioned HMS Illustrious.
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F-35B aircraft BF-04 departs from NAS Patuxent River using the 'ski-jump' launch method that will be used aboard the UK's future aircraft carriers. Source: BAE Systems

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F-35A AF-2 First Gun Live Fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFoJ93Kb5z0

Ayoshi:
F-35 gets one of its most classified features, and it's fascinating | business insider - Jan. 18, 2016


---First, each F-35 variant is assembled in Lockheed Martin's mile-long production facility.

---According to an SAE International report, the first coating process was completed on an F-35B in 2008 and took three days.


Full Article here

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USMCís F-35B Lightning II aircraft engage in aerial refuel mission | naval-technology - 18 March 2016

--- Quote ---According to Sergeant Christopher Coxe, a crew master of Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), a KC-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft extended its hose to transfer fuel to the aircraft at the receiving end.

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Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 pilot and a Dallas native captain Jimmy Braudt said: "The ability to refuel in flight is critical for the supportability and the sustainability of the F-35B during real-world operations.
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USAF F-35A shot down target drone in first live air-to-air kill test | Air Recognition - 02 August 2016

--- Quote ---Immediately prior to launching the AIM-9X, LeClair employed an internally carried AIM-120C missile against another target drone. This target was beyond visual range and the AIM-120C was given a successful self-destruct signal right before target impact.

The AIM-9X is a short-range heat-seeking missile with an off-boresight capability for accuracy and features thrust-vectoring controls for increased turn capability. The F-35 can carry two AIM-9X missiles on its wings.

During previous test shots a self-destruct signal had been sent to the missile prior to it hitting the target.
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An F-35A armed with AIM-9X missile conducting test over California
(Credit: Darin Russell/Lockhead Martin)
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U.S. Navy's F-35C Continues Carrier Qualifications and At-Sea Testing with USS George Washington | navy recognition - 28 August 2016

--- Quote ---During the 20-day testing period, which is set to conclude Sept. 1, objectives included external symmetric and asymmetric weapons loadings; launches and recoveries at maximum weight; approach handling qualities; landing systems certification; and engine logistics.
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 2016) An F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, waits to launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VX-23 is conducting its third and final developmental test (DT-III) phase aboard George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. (U.S. Navy photo)

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--- Quote from: MCentaur on September 25, 2016, 07:01:37 PM ---Alert 5


--- Quote ---Initial investigation reveals fire in F-35A tailpipe at Mountain Home AFB

Sources told Aviation Week that a F-35A that caught fire at Mountain Home Air Force Base last week was most likely caused by strong tailwinds as the F135 engine was starting.
An F-35 Lightning II takes off Sept. 13, 2016, at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Luke sent jets to Mountain Home AFB because it provides a unique opportunity for developing proficiency in the destruction of surface-to-air threats at their range complex.
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