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Will RDAF F-35A have code L-xxx ????

Last week, an F-35 model was unveiled at Denmark’s Skrydstrup Air Base, representing the future transformational leap in capability for the Danish Armed Forces. The first F-35 for Denmark is set to roll out of the factory in 2021 and will strengthen Danish forces for decades to come.
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No marking F-35A made FF, is it AS-15?
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I suspect that it may be one of the cancelled Turkish deliveries

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gluefan1 wrote:No marking F-35A made FF, is it AS-15?
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it is not AS-15
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21-01-2020
VMFA-314 first F-35C arrived MCAS Miramar
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AS-15 has not flown yet.
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MoD: First Polish F-35 Jets Expected in 2024. Agreement to be Signed Next Week
23 stycznia 2020, 09:11

First F-35 fighter aircraft that Poland is planning to order would be “ready in 2024”, Head of the Polish Ministry of Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak said. He also confirmed the fact that conclusion of a relevant agreement on that matter (actual delivery of the aircraft) is planned to happen next week.
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Do we know what date the flight of the unmarked F-35A took place?
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raameagle wrote:Do we know what date the flight of the unmarked F-35A took place?
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Starfighter_F-104G wrote:
raameagle wrote:Do we know what date the flight of the unmarked F-35A took place?
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If it was dec 3 it was most likely AF-227. On Nov 27 the AF-225 also flew without tail numbers.

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JPO Dedicates Assembly Line To Fix U.S. Navy F-35C Delays
January 23, 2020

The Pentagon is considering a five-year maintenance contract for its F-35s.
A consequence of the production delays was the composition of the overall delivery mix in 2019. Lockheed pulled forward deliveries of four Lot 12 aircraft into 2019 to reach a total of 134 overall F-35s, or three more than the scheduled target of 131 last year.

All four aircraft pulled forward into the Lot 11 delivery stream consisted of the conventional takeoff and landing F-35A. The group also included two aircraft delivered from an overseas final assembly and checkout line, the JPO said.

The program originally expected Lockheed to deliver 10 Lot 11 aircraft and 131 Lot 12 jets in 2020.

As a result of the F-35C delays, the program now expects to deliver 13 Lot 11 aircraft this year and at least 128 Lot 12 aircraft.
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F-35A 18-5413 LF
24-01-2020
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F-35A 18-5338 VT
F-35A 18-5341 VT
F-35A 19-014 ROKAF
F-35A 20-017 ROKAF
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Yes, very strange sequence going on with the F-35. The first USAF jet of Lot 12 is 18-5341 which was indeed seen flying yesterday. The lot should run to 18-5388, but at the same time also 18-5413 is seen flying?????

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18-5413 is probably the FMS serial that has been allocated to one of the 'Turkish' F-35s that was on the production line when the deliveries were stopped.

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AT-7

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