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F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

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How do you feel about the F-35B for the RN and RAF? (2 votes per member)

GOOD choice for the Royal Navy
118
44%
BAD choice for the Royal Navy
10
4%
Uncertain (RN)
14
5%
GOOD choice for the Royal Air Force
48
18%
BAD choice for the Royal Air Force
36
14%
Uncertain (RAF)
40
15%
 
Total votes: 266

SDL
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SDL » 30 Aug 2019, 10:56


bobp
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby bobp » 30 Aug 2019, 11:53

Indeed the sea looks spectacular.

SW1
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SW1 » 30 Aug 2019, 13:51

SDL wrote:https://twitter.com/UKDefJournal/status/1167372707014557697


A really spectacular image.

If we give back the small ones do u think they would give us the large one? The B2 is an exquisite aircraft.

Simon82
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby Simon82 » 07 Sep 2019, 11:55

SW1 wrote:
If we give back the small ones do u think they would give us the large one? The B2 is an exquisite aircraft.

A couple of squadrons of B-21s would be a nice replacement for Tornado, although perhaps more in the spirit of Vulcan. Perhaps if the nation collectively scoured down the back of their sofas for loose change...

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ArmChairCivvy
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 07 Sep 2019, 14:32

Simon82 wrote: more in the spirit of Vulcan
:thumbup:

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby bobp » 10 Sep 2019, 21:46

F35 electronic warfare


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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby bobp » 10 Sep 2019, 21:49

And some info on possible chaff dispensers in the future as well as more on its EW suite

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/2 ... irculation

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SKB
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SKB » 11 Sep 2019, 11:38


(Forces TV) 9th September 2019
British F-35Bs have made history by training with US Air Force B-2 stealth bombers for the first time. The B-2s took part in the integration flying training with the British jets as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The aircraft, from USAF's Bomber Task Force Europe, will conduct a series of training activities while in the continent.


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