F-35 first time on Dutch soil

F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Doordelens on Thu 26 May 2016, 9:40 pm

Dear friends,

I am really, really excited. Where to start. Today, at Leeuwarden AFB there have been some "belevingsvluchten" with the new F-35 Lightning II. These flights were mainly for the people living near the airforce base, to get familiar with the new noise. The noise of the F-35 is not the same as the F-16. Well the first few pics of our Dutch pride: the F-35. Although the weather was not that good for nice pics, attached some of my contribution of today. (Of course more to follow).

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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Pringles on Thu 26 May 2016, 9:57 pm

Stunning! :yahoo: Love number 2! I'm probably in the minority when I say that IMO the F35 is a good looking jet! :biggrin:
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Airshowhammer on Thu 26 May 2016, 10:07 pm

Is it louder than the F16?
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Doordelens on Fri 27 May 2016, 2:58 pm

Airshowhammer wrote:Is it louder than the F16?


Not that much I would say.

It has a lower tone than the F16.
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby flight79 on Fri 27 May 2016, 3:08 pm

when the engine shut down it was like a F-15 in afterburner that loud turning the engines off :rock:
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Doordelens on Tue 31 May 2016, 7:57 pm

Correct!
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Agg on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:23 pm

Pringles wrote:Stunning! :yahoo: Love number 2! I'm probably in the minority when I say that IMO the F35 is a good looking jet! :biggrin:

I think it looks rather nice as well, at least from some angles.
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Luke28 on Tue 31 May 2016, 8:55 pm

I agree, side on its horrible, looks like a fat fly, from other angles though it looks fantastic, Photo 2 is brilliant! :yahoo:
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby capercaillie on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 12:25 pm

It looks absolutely horrid from every angle :sick:

Good shots and coverage though. :up:
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby Doordelens on Wed 01 Jun 2016, 3:50 pm

thanks

I have to get used to the shape myself.
Some angles I like, some I don't
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby SHARFA2 on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 10:22 am

Agreed - Side on looks very bland and tubular, start rotating around and the aggressive angles and curves start to appear. I think its a great aircraft.
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Re: F-35 first time on Dutch soil

Postby The Flying Barrel on Fri 10 Jun 2016, 11:12 am

The engineering to achieve that stealthy shape is beauty in itself!
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