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F-35 Sonic Boom

Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:03 pm

Ran across this in the interwebs. The person filming is watching a UAV type of vehicle kind of close to F-35 flight testing when the F-35 breaks the sound barrier in a big way, followed by its F-16 chase (which was much more quiet)!!

http://youtu.be/RiHNBbxgUKs
 
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 pm

Quoting 787atPAE (Thread starter):
when the F-35 breaks the sound barrier in a big way, followed by its F-16 chase (which was much more quiet)!!

Just FYI for clarity's sake (sorry if you know this already), that's not the F-35 "breaking the sound barrier" as such. Meaning, that's not right when it goes supersonic. You get a sonic boom the entire time the aircraft is supersonic. You'll only hear it when the boom passes over you.
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:03 pm

so much for stealth... BOOM we're coming. Count the booms and you'll know how many .. Using a weather radar that tracks lightening strikes should show the plane's path.
 
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:52 am

Quoting kanban (Reply 2):
so much for stealth... BOOM we're coming. Count the booms and you'll know how many ..

Certainly audible detection of aircraft is possible, and it has been done. It's limited because of its fairly short range, and largely trails the aircraft (completely so in the case of supersonic flight). Presumably if it's a problem for a particular ingress route to a target, you'd expect a subsonic approach.

Quoting kanban (Reply 2):
Using a weather radar that tracks lightening strikes should show the plane's path.

Lightning detection is about detecting the electrical impulse of the lightning, not the consequent thunder, so would be useless for detecting sonic booms.
 
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:51 am

Quoting rwessel (Reply 3):
Quoting kanban (Reply 2):
Using a weather radar that tracks lightening strikes should show the plane's path.

Lightning detection is about detecting the electrical impulse of the lightning, not the consequent thunder, so would be useless for detecting sonic booms.

I may be wrong, but I thought he was joking.

F-35 Lightning, you know......
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:04 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
I may be wrong, but I thought he was joking.


I was. Sometimes discussing the F-35 needs a little humor without a big sign (HUMOR AHEAD)
 
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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:37 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):

He got me too. The only thing that would give it away was if instead of "BOOM we're coming" he would have written "BOOM we've were here". As 'lightening strike" would refer to the location where the F-35 "struck".

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RE: F-35 Sonic Boom

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:43 pm

Quoting kanban (Reply 5):
I was. Sometimes discussing ANYTHING needs a little humor without a big sign (HUMOR AHEAD)

Fixed for you.  

There's nothing I hate more than having to make humorous/sarcastic remarks obvious, by using smileys or whatever.

If people don't get it, oh well.
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