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Old June 29th, 2017, 11:26 AM
Don Ferguson Jr. Don Ferguson Jr. is offline
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I took these of F-35B few weeks ago at the MCAS Beaufort Air Show Marine Corps Air Station, South Carolina.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 07:38 PM
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I took these of F-35B few weeks ago at the MCAS Beaufort Air Show Marine Corps Air Station, South Carolina.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 08:45 PM
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Don,

This 5th generation multipurpose fighter is amazingly agile. The marine version is almost virtical takeoff and landing, but can use regular short runways too. The 360 degree rotating rotors take up space so the weapons load it reduced but these are still formidable planes. It can neutralize enemy radar and its own radar signature is small. Anyway, it can project its power, launch weapons from a great distance agains air or ground targets and can be essentially undetectable in battle mode.








I think they are going to build some 3.000 of the various models.

The Elbit heads up display helmet alone is a masterful achievement, giving 360 degrees of vision, radar mapping and weapons response, communication and battle management capability.

I wonder whether such advances will be built into semi-autonomous drones as the next masters of the sky, instead of a new generation of even more advanced fighters after the F-35 has been retired in 20 years time!

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Old June 30th, 2017, 02:24 PM
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Thanks, y'all. photobucket wants fricking $400 to put them back. LOL.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 04:02 PM
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Send them to me and I will repost them or are they copyright of photobucket, which rhymes with fluckett!

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Old July 3rd, 2017, 10:29 AM
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Glad to see the birds!

These are wonderful machines. Amazing that these will be "out of date" in 20 years!

Old versions of cameras work fine for decades and decades! For planes, not so much, LOL! Right now there's no plane better!

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Old July 4th, 2017, 01:23 PM
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These are wonderful machines. Amazing that these will be "out of date" in 20 years!
Certainly true for some planes Asher, but others not so much...

- The B52 entered service in 1952, and current plans suggest it could be flying until 2040!
- A similar set of dates for the Tu-95 Bear operated by Russia

Both pale into insignificance when compared to the USS Constitution though - launched in 1797, due to float again on the 23 July this year, and still a commissioned ship in the US Navy!

Suspect Photobucket won't be lasting that long.....


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