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F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Picard, Sep 4, 2012.

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    BMD Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Just saying it's a common problem with the GIAT.
     
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    As it is a recurring problem at eurofighter to miss the rear sections of their planes?
     
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    How many Rafales have crashed vs Typhoons?
     
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    AARGM-ER undergoing fit test.
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    Note these ranges are relative to AARGM (150km).
     
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    How many bombs were released in war opertation by EF vs Rafale?
    No operation = less risk of crash.

    EF = peace time fighter (like Gripen)....
     
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    How many flying hours each?
     
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    I don't know.

    How many crash for EF?

    For Rafale :
    1 for spatial disorientation of the pilot (Rafale C or B. Don't remember)
    1 for a loss of anemometric datas after a low altitude dog fight and pilot decided to eject (Rafale M)
    2 for a mid air collision during a weapon config trial (Rafale M)
    1 after a pilot mistake during a air refuelling (Rafale M)

    Comparing what is comparable : Air force (Sea Typhoon is a myth) :
    1 for Rafale, due to pilot error.
    For Typhoon : .... ???
     
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    2 in >300,000 flying hours for Typhoon. 0 for RAF in >100,000 flying hours.

    Spatial disorientation? Is that a French way of saying he didn't know his arse from his elbow?
     
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    He didn't see if he was climbing, on descent, rolling left or right.... totally lost during a night flight.
     
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    That's why you have instruments no?
     
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    In this case it seems not enough.
    The pilot was in night flight training, probably to train for nuclear deterrence.
     
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    Wow, good job it wasn't a real mission, he might have accidentally nuked France.
     
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    With Structural Mods, F-16 Will Fly Through 2048
    Apr 12, 2017Lara Seligman | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

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    F-16 SLEP: Lockheed Martin
    The U.S. Air Force has authorized extending the service life of Lockheed Martin’s single-engine F-16 from 8,000 t0 12,000 hr., raising questions about whether this is the first step toward retiring and replacing the long-serving F-15C/D Eagle. The planned structural modifications would keep up to 300 F-16 C/C Block 40-52 aircraft flying safely through 2048 and beyond, Lockheed said in an April 12 press release.

    A COLLATERAL EFFECT OF INEFFICIENCY OF F35.

    Does that mean that F35 will be reday for 2048 ? :agree::laugh::lol:
     

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