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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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930&932 are the first F-35's of 116FS which is the sister squadron of 140FS
Article and pic on the IAF site (Hebrew)
https://www.iaf.org.il/9082-51778-he/IAF.aspx
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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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First flights:
AW-14,19-014, Nov 18, 3019.
AW-15,19-015, Nov 23, 3019.
AW-16,19-016, Nov 18, 3019.
BF-89, 169625, Nov 23, 2019. Confirmation on the construction number would be appreciated.
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169625 is indeed BF-89

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First flights:
BF-88, 169624, nmks, Nov 25, 3019.
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Contract 26-11-2019
Lot 14 15 x F-35A aircraft and associated red gear in support of the Government of Australia.
Lot 15 48 x F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force
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F-35, off to Phase 2 and another 27 airplanes for Italy
28.11.2019

As announced by Defense Minister Guerini, Italy has given the go-ahead for Phase 2 of the F-35 program. Phase 2 is associated with multi-year production and includes for Italy the acquisition of another 27 aircraft (21 F-35A and 6 F-35B) which will be added to the 28 already ordered units. In the coming days the acquisition of the so-called long lead items of the first aircraft of this additional lot of 27 F-35 should start, with a first contribution of 32 million euro. Moreover, Phase 2 is important because in addition to guaranteeing the expansion of activities in the Cameri plant it makes it more attractive for those countries that may be interested in producing their own F-35s there.
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USAF F-35A's 18-xxxx serials started FF (AF-227 - AF-231)
In the pic AF-228 (18-5337)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5rPexShAjP/

Like 17-xxxx they are part of LRIP-11
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Correct, and 18-5337 is marked 'VT' on the tail for Burlington ANG.
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for USAF F-35A I have:
AF-227 17-5285 USAF LRIP 11
AF-228 18-5336 USAF LIRP 12
AF-229 18-5337 USAF LIRP 12
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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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A few F-35A were added to LRIP-11 in a later stage, I think (actually I am sure) 18-5336-40 are the ones. Lot-12 (not LRIP-12 but lot 12 or MY-1 since we are now entering full production) should start with AF-232
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote:for USAF F-35A I have:
AF-227 17-5285 USAF LRIP 11
AF-228 18-5336 USAF LIRP 12
AF-229 18-5337 USAF LIRP 12
etc
Not really, AF-227 is 18-5336, here look for yourself..
https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air ... /5800483/L

AF-228 as mentioned before is 18-5337, and the rest 3 USAF LRIP-11 additional F-35A's should be like that:
AF-229 is 18-5338
AF-230 is 18-5339
AF-231 is 18-5340
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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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well....
17-5283 AF-225
17-5284 AF-226
17-5285 ---------------???
17-5286 AL-11
17-5287 AL-12

03-12-2019 no serial
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17-5285 isn't an F-35 serial.

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A little bird told me F-010 is up for delivery next Friday. Don't shoot me!
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evhest wrote:A little bird told me F-010 is up for delivery next Friday. Don't shoot me!
As far as i know pilot goes to Italy on friday and will return with the F-010 on 16/12 with 17/12 as a reserve day. Time will tell who is right
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