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Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF Rolls Out Fully Assembled  
User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5078 times:

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...JSF+rolls+out+fully+assembled.html



I think it needs a coat of paint.


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

Now that is a nice looking bird. Hopefully someday I'll be sitting in the cockpit at Eglin getting ready to crank her for the first time.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5060 times:

Save this picture - The last manned US fighter aircraft rollout.


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5053 times:

I actually don't think it will be the last manned fighter. Unmanned platforms have proven alot in the last few years, but IMHO the man in the cockpit stays.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

At first glance she dosn't look much diffrent from the X-35. Not like The F-22A v.s. YF-22 that had some big changes.


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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

It is me or are the vertical fins much more parrallelogramish?  Smile


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User currently offlineCTR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

If the F-35 in these first roll out photos is really "Fully Assembled" it would be a first in the modern history of military aircraft manufacture.

Traditionally it "Just Enough Assembled" to meet the contract schedule date leading to first flight. Probably 80% assembled more accurate.

Still a great achievement.

Have fun,

CTR



Aircraft design is just one big compromise,,,
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5697 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4445 times:
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Nice looking plane.. but how much trouble is the JSF project in?
It seems the UK is having doubts, largely I believe based on technology transfer squabbles and recently talking about cancelling and buying 150 Rafale. I also read somewhere there is pressure to cancel the AF version and make the USAF and any other customers, like Australia, that wanted it take the more expensive Navy version.

Personally I am concerned that the RAAF is banking almost it's entire future on something that may or may not happen, at least not in the form(or price) initially contemplated. Perhaps the RAAF has a plan (hidden agenda maybe) to replace JSF with F/A18E/F and F-22 if JSF runs into trouble.
Maybe the Dassault salesmen should make some calls in Canberra.

C



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4344 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 7):
It seems the UK is having doubts, largely I believe based on technology transfer squabbles and recently talking about cancelling and buying 150 Rafale. I also read somewhere there is pressure to cancel the AF version and make the USAF and any other customers, like Australia, that wanted it take the more expensive Navy version.

The UK's planned purchases were small compared to the US militaries planned purchases. As for the Navy version versus AF version, I think all three variants will be offered, but if not isn't the Navy version the one with better performance?



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