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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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AndyMarden wrote: 20 Apr 2021, 12:03 AS-25/26/27?
Thanks for keeping me honest Andy. 25/26/27 indeed.

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Noted at NAS Fort Worth was AF-279 as 18-5451/AK in 355 FS markings today, April 21, 2021. Second one for me in 355 FS markings.

So with this in mind does anyone have any idea on the construction number of 19-5534 and 19-5535?


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tally wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 04:54 Noted at NAS Fort Worth was AF-279 as 18-5451/AK in 355 FS markings today, April 21, 2021. Second one for me in 355 FS markings.

So with this in mind does anyone have any idea on the construction number of 19-5534 and 19-5535?


Cheers,

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19-5534 up to 19-5541 are AT-15 - AT-22 according to my knowledge. These are ex 18-0015 - 18-0022 and were destined for Turkey and already on prudction line when Turkey was withdrawn form project.
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F-35A query
I am looking for the identity of F-35A xx-5285 (FY/FMS 17-xx or 18-xx). I think this is an Italian one, but I am not sure.

Second question: is there already an indication of the users for FY/FMS xx-5452 to xx-5506

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F-35s Leeuwarden grounded as a precaution
22-04-2021

Grit spray on 3 F-35s may have caused engine wear. The grit would come from an anti-slip layer of the runway system at Leeuwarden Air Base. It is being investigated whether this is indeed the cause. The engine wear was discovered on the Frisian base during standard inspections.
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--19-5534 up to 19-5541 are AT-15 - AT-22 according to my knowledge

AT15/22 diverted to USAF,they will be follow by FY20 AT-23/30
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Hans van Herk wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 12:24 F-35A query
I am looking for the identity of F-35A xx-5285 (FY/FMS 17-xx or 18-xx). I think this is an Italian one, but I am not sure.

Second question: is there already an indication of the users for FY/FMS xx-5452 to xx-5506

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Assumed 5452-5506 will be 19-5452 to 19-5506.. AF-280 onwards all for USAF?
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5534 has AK markings
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Tally,

Was 5451/AK an 18FY or 19 please? It should be 18.

Thanks

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tally wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 04:54 Noted at NAS Fort Worth was AF-279 as 19-5451/AK in 355 FS markings today, April 21, 2021. Second one for me in 355 FS markings.

So with this in mind does anyone have any idea on the construction number of 19-5534 and 19-5535?


Cheers,

Tally.
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raameagle wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 21:55 Tally,

Was 5451/AK an 18FY or 19 please? It should be 18.

Thanks

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tally wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 04:54 Noted at NAS Fort Worth was AF-279 as 19-5451/AK in 355 FS markings today, April 21, 2021. Second one for me in 355 FS markings.

So with this in mind does anyone have any idea on the construction number of 19-5534 and 19-5535?


Cheers,

Tally.

Its 18. Just verified the pics.
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Thanks :-)
tally wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 22:14
raameagle wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 21:55 Tally,

Was 5451/AK an 18FY or 19 please? It should be 18.

Thanks

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tally wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 04:54 Noted at NAS Fort Worth was AF-279 as 19-5451/AK in 355 FS markings today, April 21, 2021. Second one for me in 355 FS markings.

So with this in mind does anyone have any idea on the construction number of 19-5534 and 19-5535?


Cheers,

Tally.

Its 18. Just verified the pics.
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 22 Apr 2021, 12:37 F-35s Leeuwarden grounded as a precaution
22-04-2021

Grit spray on 3 F-35s may have caused engine wear. The grit would come from an anti-slip layer of the runway system at Leeuwarden Air Base. It is being investigated whether this is indeed the cause. The engine wear was discovered on the Frisian base during standard inspections.
F-016 Bolt1 flew allready again on 23-4-2021
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Finally after a very long delivery (includes one week in Lajes with not friendly weather and a not friendly engine) AS-25/6/7 arrived today to Nevatim AFB
https://www.facebook.com/IsraeliAirForc ... 4109302196
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VMFA-211 was seen overflying NTX heading east.
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First flight Danish F-35A L-003 as Lightning 11, April 25, 2021.

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