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F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions

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

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    One of the main problems is enough pilots to fly them,
    The Air Force is nearly tripling the number of jobs eligible for selective re-enlistment bonuses in fiscal 2016.

    Airmen in 117 career fields could receive bonuses of as much as $90,000 if they re-enlist. That's far more than the 40 Air Force specialty codes that were eligible for the bonuses in 2015, the Air Force said in a Monday release.
     
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    I don't think so, because far less F35 will be produced for USAF that intended at the beginning.
     
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    I expect your right, its not like they are needed.


    STAT
    Russia
    United States
    HISTORY

    USA> Combat aircraft 1,900
    Ranked 1st. 3,318
    Ranked 1st. 75% more than Russia
    Army > Attack helicopters 1,655
    Ranked 1st. 6,417
    Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Russia

    Budget 93.76 US$ BN
    Ranked 1st. 682 US$ BN
    Ranked 1st. 7 times more than Russia

    US air force twice the amount of China

    US has 1000s of warehoused planes that could be updated for use in days than can be used.
     
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    upload_2017-4-14_10-39-47.png Davis Airforce base.
     
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    AMARG Aircraft In-Processing Procedures
    When aircraft arrive at the AMARG, they are by the "receiving branch". Each aircraft brings along its entire history of documentation, including maintenance actions over its years of service.

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    Long-term aircraft storage area at Davis-Monthan AMARG (staff photo)
    All aircraft going into storage are processed as follows:

    • All guns, ejection seat charges, and classified hardware are removed, along with clocks and data plates.
    • Each aircraft is washed on arrival . The washing is especially important for aircraft that have served aboard aircraft carriers or in tropical locations where they were subject to the corrosive effects of warm, salty air.
    • The fuel system is protected by draining it, refilling it with lightweight oil, and then draining it again, leaving a protective oil film.
    • The aircraft is sealed from dust, sunlight, and high temperatures. This is done using a variety of materials, ranging from "spraylat" (a white, opaque, high-tech vinyl plastic compound sprayed on the aircraft) to simple garbage bags. With the white coating, interior temperatures will usually remain within 15 degrees of the outside ambient air temperature.
    • The plane is towed by a tug to its designated "storage" position.
    Aircraft Inventory Types Used by AMARG
    AMARG uses the following official "Type" categories for aircraft in storage:

    • Type 1000 - aircraft at AMARG for long-term storage, to be maintained until recalled to active service. These aircraft are "inviolate" - have a high potential to return to flying status and no parts may be removed from them. These aircraft are “represerved” every four years.
    • Type 2000 - aircraft available for parts reclamation, as “aircraft storage bins” for parts, to keep other aircraft flying.
    • Type 3000 - "flying hold" aircraft kept in near flyable condition in short-term, temporary storage; waiting for transfer to another unit, sale to another country, or reclassification to the other three types.
    • Type 4000 - aircraft in excess of DoD needs - these have been gutted and every useable part has been reclaimed. They will be sold, broken down into scrap, smelted into ingots, and recycled.
     

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    The F-35 will be getting a new, cleaner look. New airplanes will roll out with the new coating starting late second quarter of this year, and older airplanes will be scheduled to get the new coating over time.

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    Apparently the new uniform coating will save $49 million in materials throughout the program lifetime, and save ~128 work hours per airplane.
     
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    A work in progress..
     
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    F35 mod 12 ?
     
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    An F-35A Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Eric Burks)
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    F-35A Lightning II's from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
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    An F-35 Lightning II from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, taxis in at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)
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