British F35B

British F35B

Postby davechng on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 3:14 am

My 1st catch on the British F-35B in Ft worth NAS.

A great day indeed... aircraft was accompanied with LOckheed martin F-16D

Enjoy!!!

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Re: British F35B

Postby ciaranchef on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 3:55 am

Wow, amazing stuff, great catch, lovely photographs and thanks for posting...Ciaran
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Re: British F35B

Postby Tim Holden on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 7:18 am

First of the few! Really nice catch and nice shots. These are the first flying shots I have seen of one of "our" F35's. Just begging to be zapped with some 800 Sqn markings. The F16 shots are nice too.
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Re: British F35B

Postby adamp89 on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 7:32 am

not sure if i like the american style lo-vis RAF colour scheme though, but i do like the look of the F-35, give us proper RAF markings...
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Re: British F35B

Postby warferry on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 8:11 am

Great Dave a terrific experience I bet, the hair on the back of my neck would have stood up if I had been there.A real first thanks.
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Re: British F35B

Postby DeanW on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 8:57 am

That's a great catch. Still not sure if I like the aircraft or not, it looks like a fat bird :dunno:
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Re: British F35B

Postby Hasboman on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 9:47 am

I’m sure when she’s given some proper markings she’ll look a lot better :biggrin:

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Re: British F35B

Postby Stu on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 9:57 am

Nice catch there do like shots 4 and 5 :clap:
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Re: British F35B

Postby Agg on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 11:15 am

Nice set, what are the green markings on the "Dave"? I notice the Viper is wearing some as well.
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Re: British F35B

Postby Arno 01 on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 11:25 am

Great catch, will look good in sqn markings in the Marham circuit :yahoo:
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Re: British F35B

Postby riatfuels on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 12:36 pm

Great catch, thanks for sharing!
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Re: British F35B

Postby Kenny on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 1:24 pm

Is it as loud as people say?
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Re: British F35B

Postby RichCliff on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 1:36 pm

4th and 5th images are great. I do like the look of it from those angles. Hadn't noticed the large "dorsal bump" behind the cockpit before as can be seen in image 3.
Let's hope they don't paint it in the same grey as the Typhoon :sick:
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Re: British F35B

Postby Varkman on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 3:06 pm

Nice set of the new kid on the block :wat:
Another type to see into service in the future. Will we see them or not!?

Will wait and see :snack:

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Re: British F35B

Postby davechng on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 4:25 pm

thanks for the kind word Gentlemen.

I have been catching the USMC and the Airforce and even the Dutch 35! but always miss the British version! So! I thought everybody would be glad to see the British F35 Proper Sqdrn Markings would be nice!!! :rock:

Anyway! they seem to have that green markings on the starboard aft section... and yes! the spotter F16 has some of that also.have not a clue what is that for... as U can see in this earlier F-35A
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Yes, it is louder and lower noise than the accompanying F-16D with the new PW engine. I wish I brought my Video camera that day.

CHeers everyone.....

1 more pics for everyone!

F035B RAF style!!! our Short little Ugly fellow...

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Re: British F35B

Postby eng3 on Sun 07 Apr 2013, 6:02 pm

Hi, excellent, thanks for posting :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: British F35B

Postby TIGER TIM on Mon 08 Apr 2013, 4:40 pm

I wonder if it will be joining No17 (R) Squadron soon. :cool:
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Re: British F35B

Postby Worldnis on Tue 09 Apr 2013, 10:45 pm

Very nice set of pictures. Good quality and framing.

But what an Ugly Thing this F-35 (JSF's gone now?) is.

I hope we never buy them, the price tags helps though.
Our government's reserved budget is down to 1,5 squadron of them now, let alone 2019 prices.

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Re: British F35B

Postby lozza on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 4:15 pm

Varkman wrote:Nice set of the new kid on the block :wat:
Another type to see into service in the future. Will we see them or not!?

Will wait and see :snack:

:smile:


Well if we don't thats two carriers down the pan, with no cat and trap :dizzy:

Great shots BTW :rock:
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Re: British F35B

Postby Russ on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 4:57 pm

Brilliant photos. Great to see some pics of our most advanced and capable fighter on UKAR. :cool:

Keep them coming! :smile:
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Re: British F35B

Postby FarnboroJohn on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 7:15 pm

adamp89 wrote:not sure if i like the american style lo-vis RAF colour scheme though, but i do like the look of the F-35, give us proper RAF markings...


With you on that. Never thought I'd miss pale blue and pink but even that would be better than two-tone grey. And what in the name of all that's holy is that blaze on the side of the nose?

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Re: British F35B

Postby PhilEAF92 on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 8:42 pm

Great pictures, shame its so bloody ugly.
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Re: British F35B

Postby PhilS on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 10:12 am

DeanW wrote:That's a great catch. Still not sure if I like the aircraft or not, it looks like a fat bird :dunno:


Fat Birds try harder!

Worth the money? Only time will tell. Not sure about the colour scheme though
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Re: British F35B

Postby Beefy on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 2:45 pm

Nice photos, but I do have to agree with others on here, Dave is one ugly mother! :sick: :sick:

Most advanced and capable aircraft we have... rather a bold statement, until it's combat proven, we know what it's serviceability down-time is, how many will be serviceable at any given time, upgrade costs etc. etc. I don't think anyone can be making those kind of statements just yet!

We don't even know if the yanks may yet pull the plug on the whole thing; $400 billion for the USA to purchase their 2500 aircraft and an estimated $1 trillion (which is likely to increase) for maintenance etc. for 30 years... America's budget forecast for 2014 was reduced yesterday by the Obama administration, unemployment is already up for April over March, where will they look next to make savings??

We may never see Dave this side of the pond!
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Re: British F35B

Postby Russ on Fri 12 Apr 2013, 7:40 am

Beefy wrote:Most advanced and capable aircraft we have... rather a bold statement, until it's combat proven, we know what it's serviceability down-time is, how many will be serviceable at any given time, upgrade costs etc. etc.


The same could be said about any aircraft. Hardly exclusive to the F-35 or a fair statement to make is it?
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