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In the last Lots, with the aircraft added by Congress often reported in an incorrect / contradictory way, there have been objective and understandable difficulties in identifying the aircraft / AF serial and it is not always possible to update the databases in real time.

We just have to wait for the first AM and the first AS and things will be clearer to everyone.
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 31 May 2021, 16:51 reported as
19-5456/5503 AF
19-5504/5506 AL
19-5507/5521 AU
19-5522/5529 AN
19-5530/5533 AP
19-5534/5541 AT
Norway has 6 Lot-13 not 3. 5501-5506 is sense for Norway rather than 5504-5506. Therefore I predicted that 5501-5506 are all Norwegian as Mark stated.

Yes Italy has 3 Lot-13. But may not be these 5501-5503

19-5534 to -5541 are ex-AT, now AF

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Agreed, but in my opinion there shouldn’t be any numbers in a database until they are known and confirmed!
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 31 May 2021, 18:44 In the last Lots, with the aircraft added by Congress often reported in an incorrect / contradictory way, there have been objective and understandable difficulties in identifying the aircraft / AF serial and it is not always possible to update the databases in real time.

We just have to wait for the first AM and the first AS and things will be clearer to everyone.
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The numbers in the scramble database are from F-35.net.
So far these have been quite accurate in the past.

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The F-35 database on F16.net is the best and most reliable source we have but the confusion between the latest Lot12 and early Lot13 serials is not attributable to whoever enters the data.

We thank those who keep the databases updated (F-16 / Scramble) and we just have to have a little patience.

PS ... we will have the same problem with the latest Lot13 and early Lot14 serials
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It's all a little confusing today (as stated in one of my previous post a couple of pages ago :-)). For more clarification we have to wait untill the first USAF FY 19 jet (except for the ex-Turks) flies and the first Norwegian and Israeli of Lot 13. That will clear a lot (or give more confusion :-)).

As for the F-35.net database. We thought the Lot 12 deliveries were done (quantities as stated before) and therefore started 'filling' the FY19 cycle with another 48 jets. But this seems to have been a little prematurely.

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June 2021 Amendola AB Italy: International exercise with F-35's from several NATO countries.
Israel will deploy six F-35i's, it's the first ever Israeli F-35 deployment (article in hebrew)
https://www.mako.co.il/pzm-soldiers/Art ... 1348063072

so who gonna participant:
- Italy F-35A
- Israel F-35i
- US (USAF/USMC/USN)?
- UK?
- NL?
- No?
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gluefan1 wrote: 02 Jun 2021, 16:40 June 2021 Amendola AB Italy: International exercise with F-35's from several NATO countries.
Israel will deploy six F-35i's, it's the first ever Israeli F-35 deployment (article in hebrew)
https://www.mako.co.il/pzm-soldiers/Art ... 1348063072

so who gonna participant:
- Italy F-35A
- Israel F-35i
- US (USAF/USMC/USN)?
- UK?
- NL?
- No?
Nothing from NL, we need the few working aircraft to hard here for training :wink:
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Giant 1 & Giant 2, 2 x IAF B707s 260 & 295 are tracking towards Italy at this time, around 10Z @ 250. Assume they each have three chicks in tow.
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Falcon Strike 21 is a joint, multinational exercise with participants from the United States working with service members from Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, that optimizes the integration between 4th and 5th Generation aircraft, increases the level of cooperation in the F-35 logistics and expeditionary fields, and strengthens interoperability of allied and partner air forces during joint operations.
FS21 will take place at Amendola Air Base, Italy, from June 7-15, 2021.
https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/FalconStrike21
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The chicks used the callsign 'Sparta'
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Starman wrote: 03 Jun 2021, 11:57 Giant 1 & Giant 2, 2 x IAF B707s 260 & 295 are tracking towards Italy at this time, around 10Z @ 250. Assume they each have three chicks in tow.
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AF-278, 18-5450/AK, delivered to Eielson as Huron 51 today, June 5, 2020.
Tanker support was Cathay 01, a KC-135 63-8874 from Fairchild. Unusual callsign.

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tally wrote: 06 Jun 2021, 05:14 AF-278, 18-5450/AK, delivered to Eielson as Huron 51 today, June 5, 2020.
Tanker support was Cathay 01, a KC-135 63-8874 from Fairchild. Unusual callsign.
Thanks, tanker was CAFE 01. Coronet North callsign.

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Dutchmil wrote: 06 Jun 2021, 11:35
tally wrote: 06 Jun 2021, 05:14 AF-278, 18-5450/AK, delivered to Eielson as Huron 51 today, June 5, 2020.
Tanker support was Cathay 01, a KC-135 63-8874 from Fairchild. Unusual callsign.
Thanks, tanker was CAFE 01. Coronet North callsign.

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Well, that could make sense. Listening to my recording they definitely have a speech impairment. LOL.

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