Tag: F-35C

Lockheed Martin unveils Sidekick: the new weapons rack that enables F-35A and C to carry two more missiles internally
Sidekick is not compatible with the F-35B, because it features a smaller weapons bay. Lockheed Martin designed a new weapons rack to enable the F-35A and C Lightning IIs to carry two more missiles internally. The new rack is called Sidekick and adds a little extra weight but enables each of the two...
Turkey to receive first F-35 on Thursday despite opposition from Congress
“The facts are that Turkey produces 844 parts for me, and they are quality parts, affordable parts, and delivered on time,” Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter said in an interview with Air Force Magazine that the Block...
Two U.S. Navy F-35C fly in formation for a photo exercise and the result is simply stunning
VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy Operational F-35C squadron based out of NAS Lemoore Taken on Nov. 16, 2018 the cool photos in this post show, two F-35C Lightning II, attached to the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, fly in formation for a photo exercise. VFA-147 is the first U.S. Navy...
Hans Zimmer to join Harold Faltermeyer for Top Gun: Maverick score
In order to match the movie's ambitious high-flying action and aerial sequences, Hans Zimmer will aim for something fittingly epic in scale and sound with his Top Gun: Maverick score Top Gun composer Harold Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer are joining forces on the score for Top Gun: Maverick. According to Screen Rant, Cruise's Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski is calling the...
USMC F-35B crashes near MCAS Beaufort. Pilot ejected safely
This F-35B crash is the first one for the U.S. military's newest and most expensive aircraft A U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B has crashed in coastal South Carolina, on Sep. 28, 2018. According to CBS the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said the crash was reported about 11:45 a.m. near the Grays Hill community. Noteworthy this Lightning II crash is the first...
The F-35C incident was possibly related to a mechanical issue in the aircraft On Sep. 24, 2018 an F-35C attached to VFA-125 was forced to divert to Fresno Yosemite International Airport after an indicator lighted up in the cockpit. The pilot had tried to troubleshoot the issue in flight and decided to land at Fresno as he was too far to...
This could be the F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Maverick in Top Gun Sequel
The F/A-18F will look even better when presented in the way the filmmakers want us to see it Unveiled on Sep. 12, 2018 the pictures in this post could depict the F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Pete Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick. According to Revenge Of The Fans "These pictures give us a bit of the aesthetics that will be used...
F-35C and F/A-18F damaged during midair refueling
An F-35C assigned to VFA-125 ingested debris from an aerial refueling basket while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super Hornet from VFA-103 The F-35C, the carrierborne variant of the Lightning II, has logged it first Class A mishap. USNI News reports that a jet assigned to VFA-125 ingested debris from an aerial refueling basket while receiving fuel from an F/A-18F Super...
Top Gun: Maverick to feature F-35C Lightning II along with F/A-18 Super Hornet
A film crew from Paramount Pictures was aboard USS Abraham Lincoln the same time the Navy began launching F-35C jets off the ship interchangeably with F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as an integrated air wing Top Gun: Maverick will likely feature the Navy’s new Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters alongside older Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. As reported by USNI News...
New HASC report finds that F-35C lacks the range to strike enemy targets
The F-35C’s current range will not allow it to strike enemy targets without putting the carrier in harm’s way Stars and Stripes says the U.S. House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has directed the U.S. Navy to report back by 2019 on how to “expand the strike range of a carrier air wing in a contested environment.” After concluding that the...