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#1721 JasonJ

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 0816 AM

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The above image looks closest to 24DMU (Digital Mock-Up).

 

 

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Although previous images representing the F-3 in earlier official documents tented to look like the other DMUs, particularly 26DMU. So of course the latest image could still be just an image place holder. But still, its the latest and is besides actual budget being allocated to its air-frame development.


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#1722 JasonJ

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 2115 PM

I'll put these here instead of the China dragon air thread since this thread seems to get a mix from all over so just putting these here.

 

Said to be WS-10 engines on this possible second batch of J-20. Engines surely look different than earlier J-20s. Some say they are WS-10B engines while some places say WS-10C.

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Two more images in the spoiler

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#1723 Nobu

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 2301 PM

The Koreans quietly inaugurated the F-35 into ROKAF service a few weeks ago, in true stealth fashion.

 

The sky over Takeshima just got a little more interesting.


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#1724 JasonJ

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 2328 PM

The Koreans quietly inaugurated the F-35 into ROKAF service a few weeks ago, in true stealth fashion.

 

The sky over Takeshima just got a little more interesting.

The arrival of the first two F-35s was well informed.

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https://www.koreatim...113_266285.html

 

And Moon went by past one of them, so can't call it so stealthy implementation.

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https://www.business...tary-capacity-2


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#1725 Nobu

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 0016 AM

Jane's Defence Weekly reports otherwise.


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#1726 JasonJ

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 0029 AM

 

Jane's Defence Weekly reports otherwise.

 

Well Jane's alone does quite a bit of informing :)

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But the Jane's article you're referring to is probably the following. But there's another part to it that I'll make in bold underscore red. It was a time during Fat-Kim's announced "Christmas Gift" to POTUS. Here's an article talking about the Christmas Gift threat dated December 3rd.

The Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF) has declared its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to be operational, national media reported on 17 December.

The declaration was made during a low-key ceremony at the 17th Fighter Wing base in the central city of Cheongju, the national Yonhap News Agency reported, adding that the press was not allowed to the event and no official announcement was made so as not to provoke North Korea.

No other details of the ceremony, such as what the declaration of being operational means, were disclosed, although Yonhap did note that the RoKAF has to date received 13 of its planned 40 F-35As.

As noted by a senior RoKAF official at the event, the service used the occasion of the recent Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX) to showcase the F-35 to the public for the first time.

https://www.janes.co...-35-operational


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 1601 PM

Fun

 

https://youtu.be/DvJ_OsOxXgs


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 1253 PM

https://www.thedrive...-it-badly-needs

 

I suck at posting links.

 

Stealthy target drone.

 

https%3A%2F%2Fs3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com​


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#1729 GARGEAN

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 0119 AM

Not just random drone: target practice.
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#1730 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 0241 AM

Looks strangely like the concept model for Tempest.


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#1731 bfng3569

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 1218 PM

Looks strangely like the concept model for Tempest.

 

 

or vice versa......


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#1732 Nobu

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 1903 PM

Much of that story sounded like an advertisement for Sierra Technical Services.

 

I am hoping that the Pentagon is soliciting tenders for what it "needs" to more than one organization.


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 0630 AM

It looks no more or less like Tempest than it does any other non-faceted stealth design, at least to my eyes.

Just how many different variations on a theme do you expect to see?
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Posted 02 February 2020 - 0522 AM


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#1735 Adam Peter

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 1553 PM

F-35’s Gun That Can’t Shoot Straight Adds to Its Roster of Flaws


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 1913 PM

Going by the DOT&E's latest report, the F-35 still has 873 unresolved deficiencies:

 

 

https://www.dote.osd...1-30-115432-173


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#1737 Dawes

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 2052 PM

It's interesting that the F-35A's internally mounted gun continues to fail accuracy specifications, while the "B" and "C" models' gun pods meet the standard. Historically, it's been the other way around for many aircraft.

 

Also, the gun pods for the "B" and "C" are apparently separate and non-interchangeable.


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#1738 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 0721 AM

The B model has issues, but hilariously it seems to be avoiding the worst problems of the other variants. Wonder why?


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 0828 AM

It's interesting that the F-35A's internally mounted gun continues to fail accuracy specifications, while the "B" and "C" models' gun pods meet the standard. Historically, it's been the other way around for many aircraft.

 

Probably due the gun pods having different (lower) standards of accuracy?


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 0928 AM

The Drive shows some interesting artists impressions from the USAF of what the B21 is going to look like.

 

https://www.thedrive...mber-renderings

 

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