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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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No. I had the photo sent to me. It just shows the tail with 'LN' and the serial as AF18-505.

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ZA562 wrote: 27 Oct 2021, 18:49 I have just seen a photo of a Lakenheath F-35 with an out of block serial on it (18-(5)505/LN) . Has anyone got more information on it?

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I do not think there are any more FY18's left. And 5505 is a Norwegian AF F-35A (AM-33, FMS 19-5505).

I have seen it as well but might it be photoshopped?
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BK-24/23/22 delivered as Ascot 9711/9713 from NAS Fort Worth yesterday, Tue Oct 26, 2021 with an estimated arrival day in the UK of today (Wed, Oct 27, 2021). Support was Ascot 9301 Voyager ZZ334.

Today Adobe 01 drug some (Four I believe) F-35A's to Hickam. That must be some ROKAF Lightnings but not confirmed by me.


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ZA562 wrote: 27 Oct 2021, 23:22 No. I had the photo sent to me. It just shows the tail with 'LN' and the serial as AF18-505.

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LN with 19-5474 during painting
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Today Adobe 01 drug some (Four I believe) F-35A's to Hickam. That must be some ROKAF Lightnings but not confirmed by me.
ADOBE 41 (83-0075) and ADOBE 42 (61-0280) with ZESTY 91 flight.

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ZESTY91-94 confirmed as RoKAF Jets.
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raameagle wrote: 29 Oct 2021, 01:15 ZESTY91-94 confirmed as RoKAF Jets.
Thanks Mark, ZESTY 61 departed with ADOBE 11 ( 62-3500) this evening from PHNL to PGUA.

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First flight of AF-302, 19-5474/LN was noted earlier this week. However from sources it was not scheduled to fly that day and only a F-35C and F-35A (chase) flew. So I am just putting it out here now that she was airborne today as Lightning 11, Oct 29, 2021.

Also on a first flight today was AF-301, 19-5473/LN as Lightning 21.

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wamovements wrote: 26 Oct 2021, 12:56 Yesterday 25/10 first flight of 19-5474/LN, First F-35A for 48th FW/495th FS
Could you share where you got this information please? On Monday only a F-35C flew and a F-35A was chase. Nothing else flew according to my sources.

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Multiple pictures on FB
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Noted the following noteworthy F-35's at NAS Fort Worth, November 1, 2021.

F-35C CF-56, 169800 (nmks) presumed first flight returned with an IFE due to nose gear doors not retracting.
F-35C CF-57, 169801 (nmks). Was not her first flight.
F-35A AM-32, (5504. FMS 19-5504) (nmks). This F-35A was completely unmarked. Not even a serial number. First flight.

5 more went up and 3 of those twice. So was a nice busy day for a Monday.

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05-11-2021
The Royal Australian Air Force received from the United States four new F-35A stealth fighter jets.
They touched down recently at RAAF Base Williamtown fresh from the US.,” the RAAF said in a Twitter post Friday.
The Australian military also added that with these new additions they now have 41 of the fifth-gen stealth fighters.
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 14:14 05-11-2021
The Royal Australian Air Force received from the United States four new F-35A stealth fighter jets.
They touched down recently at RAAF Base Williamtown fresh from the US.,” the RAAF said in a Twitter post Friday.
The Australian military also added that with these new additions they now have 41 of the fifth-gen stealth fighters.
Wondering if that is the flight that left in poor weather with Adobe 01 late October. I will keep my eyes open to see if there are any Aussies or Koreans left. That should clear up what delivered late October.

One Aussie I saw delivered to Eglin (very unusual) with an Aussie callsign.

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First flight F-35A, AM-34, 5506. (FMS 19-5506) at NAS Fort Worth, November 5, 2021.


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tally wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 23:53
Starfighter_F-104G wrote: 05 Nov 2021, 14:14 05-11-2021
The Royal Australian Air Force received from the United States four new F-35A stealth fighter jets.
They touched down recently at RAAF Base Williamtown fresh from the US.,” the RAAF said in a Twitter post Friday.
The Australian military also added that with these new additions they now have 41 of the fifth-gen stealth fighters.
Wondering if that is the flight that left in poor weather with Adobe 01 late October. I will keep my eyes open to see if there are any Aussies or Koreans left. That should clear up what delivered late October.

One Aussie I saw delivered to Eglin (very unusual) with an Aussie callsign.

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04-09-2021
A35-038 arrived RAAF Williamtown from Red Flag Alaska 21-3 with A35-018, A35-028 and A35-030.

14-09-2021
A35-039 , A35-040 , A35-041 arrived RAAF Williamtown from States (with REACH 044)
Commanding Officer No. 3 Squadron Wing Commander Harper taxis in the latest F-35A (A35-039) to RAAF Base WIlliamtown after ferrying from the United States
https://scontent.fvrn2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=61ACB3BB


the four delivered late October 2021 are ROKAF
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