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Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

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14-11-2020
9 more RAAF F-35A Lightning II aircraft have arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown, bringing the total to 30!
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17-11-2020
F-014 delivered to RNLAF today at Leeuwarden AB.
Dutch-based F-009/010/011/012 joined today at Volkel AB by F-013 during their pre-IOC out of area exercise Frisian Lightning II
So 6 'local NL' based and 8 at Luke makes (0)14 total fleet this year.
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Worldnis wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 17:53 17-11-2020
Dutch-based F-009/010/011/012 joined today at Volkel AB by F-013 during their pre-IOC out of area exercise Frisian Lightning II
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Noted at NAS Fort Worth today, Nov 17, 2020;

AF-265 18-5374/WA no confirmation but think it was a first flight.
AF-268 18-5377/AK 354 FW, 356 FS no confirmation but think it was a first flight.
AU-33, A35-033. Definitely not a first flight.

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Noted at NAS Fort Worth today, Nov 18, 2020;

AF-263 18-5372/AK 354 FW, 356 FS no confirmation but think it was a first flight.


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Worldnis wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 17:53 17-11-2020
F-014 delivered to RNLAF at Leeuwarden AB on Tue 17 November.
Dutch-based F-009/010/011/012 are 'forward deployed' at Volkel AB for their pre-IOC out of area exercise Frisian Lightning II
So 6 'local NL' based and 8 at Luke makes (0)14 total fleet this year.

Note: F-013 was to be added to the exercise but never showed up at Volkel. F-012 made some appearances in week 1, but not seen in the 2nd/last week. Let's hope it can make it back home this coming Friday :)
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Voyager KC.2/3 ZZ332 RRR9301 is (at 19:20Z on the 22nd) heading towards NFW (or nearby) as RRR9301. The next RAF F-35 delivery is likely in the coming days.
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Le Addeur noir wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 20:24 Voyager KC.2/3 ZZ332 RRR9301 is (at 19:20Z on the 22nd) heading towards NFW (or nearby) as RRR9301. The next RAF F-35 delivery is likely in the coming days.
Weather delayed. Try again Nov 25th. Should be nice weather on Wednesday.

Today (Nov 24, 2020) however they did deliver AK F-35A's with support of Adobe 01, KC-10A, 83-0075 wt "Travis".
F-35A's in question were AF-258 (18-5367), AF-260 (18-5369), and AF-261 (18-5370) all in 354 FW, 356 FS color scheme (if you can call it that).

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Hi Tally,

The latest attempt ended with the Voyager and F-35s diverting into MEM.

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There were storms in the area last night but i caught off Memphis this morning headed to northeast of the U.S,dragging 3 new F-35 for RAF.
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Noted at NAS Fort Worth, Dec 1,2020:

AF-266 18-5375/- nmks.
AF-267 18-5376/- nmks (first flight).
BF-108 169693 nmks.
CF-50 (169706) nmks not even the tail number (first flight).

AT-12 18-5418/LF 61 FS. Chase for AF-267.
AT-14 18-5420/LF 61 FS. Chase for CF-50.


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169706 is also reported as Kuwait F/A-18E 801
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Melchior Timmers wrote: 03 Dec 2020, 17:10 169706 is also reported as Kuwait F/A-18E 801
That makes it difficult. 169706 is the subsequent number in the F-35C range. Time will tell.

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AU-31 (A35-031) and AU-32 (A35-032) delivered to Luke AFB as Aussie 27 flight, Dec 4, 2020.

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AN-15 F-015 made it's first testflight from Cameri on 10/12
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