US Air Force Fulfilled Flying X-Numx Fighter F-35A Lightning II

The US Air Force conducted a special exercise, during which the 35 of the latest F-35A Lightning II fighters immediately flew into the air. A military exercise was held at Hill’s military base in Utah, reports "Warspot".


US Air Force Fulfilled Flying X-Numx Fighter F-35A Lightning II


According to the US Air Force Command, the Elephant Walk exercise (Elephant Trail) was first conducted for the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II fighter, although for the Air Force itself this exercise is not new and it is conducted on a regular basis. The task of this rather difficult exercise is to raise a large group of aircraft in a combat situation in the air for a minimum period of time. Airplanes rolling out at the start with minimal distances and intervals really resemble elephants moving one after another. In fact, the slightest inconsistency at intervals of an outstretched arm can lead to an emergency and blocking the runway.

The X-NUMX F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the two fighter wings of the US Air Force - the 35 and 388 - took part in the exercises. Fighters left the runway at intervals of 419-20 seconds.

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  1. Gray brother 21 November 2018 12: 35 New
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    That would be a take-off, at this moment with a cassette tap. fellow
    1. Shurik70 21 November 2018 12: 44 New
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      Quote: Gray Brother
      That would be a take-off, at this moment with a cassette tap. fellow

      That's about
    2. Same lech 21 November 2018 12: 44 New
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      That would be a take-off, at this moment with a cassette tap.

      There you can only get Satan’s ICBMs ... one warhead for the eyes is enough.
      1. svp67 21 November 2018 20: 50 New
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        Quote: The same Lech
        There you can only get Satan’s ICBMs ... one warhead for the eyes is enough.

        Well why, with a "stylet" you can reach.
        In general, at first I thought that they were just working out a way out from under the attack, but looked at their slow taxiing and alignment, I realized that this was working out the FIRST massive strike, when many attack aircraft would be lifted into the air in a matter of minutes.
      2. 3danimal 9 January 2020 19: 20 New
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        And the most important thing is that nothing comes back in response) (And what for me then?)
  2. Andrey Yuryevich 21 November 2018 12: 44 New
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    so impressive ... I imagine how they “steamed” on the “tower” when such a mass was bred.
    1. Sergey39 21 November 2018 13: 14 New
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      And how much time did they spend to line up like that?
      All this is a public relations campaign. Publicity stunt.
      1. Henderson 21 November 2018 13: 22 New
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        This is not a publicity stunt. This is an indicator that these aircraft have reached combat readiness and can be used in large numbers.
      2. kjhg 21 November 2018 16: 13 New
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        Quote: Sergey39
        All this is a public relations campaign. Publicity stunt.

        Today there are hundreds of F-35s in the troops, and soon there will be thousands! We don’t have a single Su-57 in the army and in the next 10 years there will be a few units that can be counted on the fingers of our hands, but almost every day new videos come out about 2 Su-57 tested. But all the same, according to your logic, the Americans are PR, not ours. Logics! winked
        Oh, and grab the minuses now from couch patriots affected by the Kiselevsky virus winked
        1. NEXUS 21 November 2018 22: 20 New
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          Quote: kjhg
          We don’t have a single Su-57 in the army and in the next 10 years there will be a few units that can be counted on the fingers of our hands, but almost every day new videos come out about 2 Su-57 tested. But all the same, according to your logic, the Americans are PR, not ours. Logics!

          To begin with, with what hangover did you decide that HEAVY MFIs should be quantitatively riveted by thousands? Second: Who told you that we should quantitatively chase the United States on the topic of weapons in general, and in particular fighters? We have a budget of 600 lard or 800 bases around the world? M
          Third ... this is far from PR ... practiced fast massive take-off and flights in the link.
          As for our PR with the SU-57 ... they don’t say anything badly, they explain intelligibly also badly. Our car is being prepared for the army, and they are not buried like the SU-47 Berkut or MIG-1.44. They create everything from scratch, starting with dvigun and ending with avionics with an arsenal. WORK GOES, PEOPLE WORK FOR US AND OUR GOOD SLEEP. So the devil is PR?
      3. Konstantin Shevchenko 21 November 2018 20: 12 New
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        For a massive blow without an explanation of the war, time is fully lined up.
      4. Piramidon 21 November 2018 21: 50 New
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        Quote: Sergey39
        And how much time did they spend to line up like that?

        In time, from taxiing from the first parking lot to the last take-off, there may be no advantage over the usual take-off in pairs (fours), with a minimum delay at the executive start. The only gain is that the first one will need less time to spin in the zone, waiting for the rest. That is, the waiting time will go on the ground (while everyone is taxiing out and lining up), and not in the air. IMHO
    2. Aaron Zawi 21 November 2018 14: 23 New
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      And still impressive.
      1. sabakina 21 November 2018 21: 06 New
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        Aron, what is impressive? How will planes be smashed at airfields? What, the history of 1941 taught you nothing?
        1. NN52 21 November 2018 22: 45 New
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          "Heap" and fly low .... apparently to the "rain" ...)))
    3. 3danimal 9 January 2020 19: 26 New
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      And someone thinks only "if only to break it all!". As in kindergarten, children of poorer parents sometimes try to break the toys of those who are richer from families (
  3. iwind 21 November 2018 12: 45 New
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    F-35 is a terrible plane and will close it soon. But it is not exactly.
    It remains only to believe in this, since they will be built at 140-160 per year.
    A mass aircraft of the 5th generation (LFI) is not yet to be expected for the VKS.

    Ps is only 2 wings and a military base Hill, not an aggregate collection from all air bases throughout the country.
    1. Muvka 21 November 2018 12: 55 New
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      Like your literacy. Also not expected ...
      1. SOF
        SOF 21 November 2018 12: 58 New
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        Quote: Muvka
        Like your literacy. Also not expected ...

        ... but how desperately trying to boast of other people's planes ...... laughing
      2. Comrade Beria 21 November 2018 15: 20 New
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        This is a machine translation.
  4. Mountain shooter 21 November 2018 12: 47 New
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    Work out the technology of mass raids. But for such starts, an air base is needed. And the niches worked out their work ... from the highway!
    1. Gray brother 21 November 2018 12: 52 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      And the niches worked out their work ... from the highway!

      They also practice takeoff and landing on the highway.

    2. g1washntwn 21 November 2018 13: 02 New
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      Given that the F-35 is not an interceptor at all, such training is aimed only at global strike. That is a purely aggressive strategic element. There is a possibility of “quickly taking feet” from under the blow, but given that the penguin is a carrier of tactical nuclear weapons, this can only serve as an excuse. At European airfields, such exercises would most likely mean a mass start for axes and tridents. Therefore, we must warn NATO - more than three are not going to take off.
      1. Henderson 21 November 2018 13: 33 New
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        Quote: g1washntwn
        Given that the F-35 is not an interceptor at all

        F-35 is an IFI, and can perfectly act as an interceptor. To do this, he has everything, a powerful radar, long-range missiles with ARGSN, afterburner supersonic, network-centricity.
        1. g1washntwn 21 November 2018 14: 07 New
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          The phrase "can perfectly act as an interceptor" is a contradiction. It can fulfill the role (tasks) of interception, but hardly perfectly. Radar - yes, powerful, but then the long-range stealth attack strategy burns with a green flame against an equal opponent. Long-range missiles - AIM-120D in the last phase are declared 180 km, this is a lot, but again only announced, and there are still no exact test data. Most likely, a 50% increase in range from the previous 120 km is not scraped. The afterburner supersound is also only announced by the manufacturer and only 240 km away (and then religion does not allow you to fly without afterburner?), Although this range of actual confirmation is also not visible yet. Network centric - yes, due to her, he will only survive while trying to gain superiority in the air. F-35 is more likely a long-range, inconspicuous platform for launching missiles - it took off, got a link on the link, fired rockets, run to the base until it’s been In some ways, maybe I got excited, such a massive interception is possible, volley of cruise missiles with submarines, for example. But then again, in order to equip such a mass of station wagons in the right configuration, a lot of time is also needed, which may not be possible when saluting with submarines from the border of territorial waters.
          1. Henderson 21 November 2018 16: 10 New
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            Quote: g1washntwn
            It can fulfill the role (tasks) of interception, but hardly perfectly.

            Quote: g1washntwn
            F-35 rather long-range, inconspicuous platform for launching missiles

            Any interceptor is a long-range platform for launching missiles with a powerful radar. Mig-31 as an example. There, unlike the F-35, pilots do not practice close maneuverable combat at all.
            Quote: g1washntwn
            (and then religion does not allow you to fly without afterburner?)

            Further, thermal restrictions on the engine interfere. 240km is about 12-15 minutes of supersonic flight.
        2. NEXUS 21 November 2018 22: 29 New
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          Quote: Henderson
          afterburning supersonic

          But from this place in more detail, please ...
          So that you can understand the subject matter ...
          According to the formally declared characteristics, the F-35 does not have the ability to cruise at supersonic speeds without the use of afterburner. However, according to Lockheed Martin vice president Stephen O'Bryan, the fighter is capable of flying at a speed corresponding to M = 1,2 (i.e. 1,2 times the speed of sound), over ≈240 km without turning on the afterburner

          That is, even O Brown admits that this does not quite fit the characteristics of a 5th generation fighter.
          And according to other sources, the F-35 IS NOT ABLE to fly over-the-air in over-the-air mode.
          Now about ..
          Quote: Henderson
          F-35 is an IFI, and can perfectly act as an interceptor

          It can’t, due to slow speed and poor maneuverability. F-35 is imprisoned for work on the ground mainly. Yes, he has air-to-air missiles, but as an air fighter he is worse than the Needle and F-16 of the latest versions.
          1. Henderson 22 November 2018 12: 17 New
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            As a result, there is no afterburner supersound, while, unlike the afterburner, like the Su-35, the range does not suffer, which is extremely important for the interceptor.
            Quote: NEXUS
            It can’t, due to slow speed and poor maneuverability.

            maneuverability higher than that of the F-16 is it weak? Even without considering that the interceptor does not need it at all.
            The MiG-31 is generally limited to 4g overloads; its pilots do not practice close maneuverable combat at all. In your words, is he no interceptor? And why then is this guano needed?
            1. NEXUS 22 November 2018 19: 54 New
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              Quote: Henderson
              And why then is this guano needed?

              Here I am about that. Only for lack of a better fly on this ...
      2. Avior 21 November 2018 18: 50 New
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        Not only.
        fast take-off allows you to provide greater range - the first do not hang in the air, waiting for the latter
    3. Henderson 21 November 2018 13: 23 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      the niches were working ... off the highway!

      still normal roads would be built first
      1. Vadim237 21 November 2018 14: 11 New
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        So they build and repair - the 19-kilometer section of A-121 Sortavala, a road of this quality that I have never seen in Russia before
        1. Henderson 22 November 2018 14: 19 New
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          Quote: Vadim237
          So they build and repair

          As many as 19 kilometers for the largest country in the world is just a construction site of the century. BAM smokes nervously in the corner.
          Although at a time when governors open garbage cans with ribbon cutting, this no longer seems ironic.
      2. SOF
        SOF 21 November 2018 14: 26 New
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        Quote: Henderson
        still normal roads would be built first

        .... yes, we’ll build it - why did you get so excited .... or rather we’re already building it .... simply, sometimes, our road of regional significance, by mileage, can wrap all your promised .......... so ..... don’t worry - Moscow wasn’t built right away ...
        .... and with the SU-57, too, everything will be all right ..... with our SU-57, which we as much as we want - and build as much as we want - we will make such changes in it ....... ..... you can .... eh?
        1. Gray brother 21 November 2018 14: 28 New
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          , your whole promised can wrap ..

          In the promised generally 3 cm of asphalt is laid on the ground without any foundation - the earth is like concrete.
          1. SOF
            SOF 21 November 2018 15: 04 New
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            Quote: Gray Brother
            In the promised generally 3 cm of asphalt is laid on the ground without any foundation - the earth is like concrete.

            .... here ..... they would try to throw a track through the swamp, and then maintain it in good condition ....
      3. Gray brother 21 November 2018 14: 26 New
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        Quote: Henderson
        still normal roads would be built first

        You should get out of the hole ...
        1. Henderson 22 November 2018 14: 30 New
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          You should give less advice to begin with.
  5. abc_alex 21 November 2018 12: 57 New
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    Why didn’t they show the take-off procedure?
    1. faridg7 21 November 2018 13: 43 New
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      Quote: abc_alex
      Why didn’t they show the take-off procedure?
      Well, apparently it was not possible to take off the first take (someone blunted on take-off), and the crowd did not agree to the second. They cut from the fact that the screenwriter (censor) was selected.
      Quote: Henderson
      This is an indicator that these aircraft have reached combat readiness and can be used in large numbers.

      These trainings should be carried out not for the indicator, but for training to leave the airdrome by whistle in an organized and without fuss. In the video, everything is too slow and too revealing. So we practiced the actions of the guard on alarm until everyone remembered their duties and places, for a while no one did it at first, to no avail
    2. g1washntwn 21 November 2018 14: 13 New
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      Because only the 100501st and finally a successful attempt is posted on YouTube.
      Armyka recalled:
      Evening. Major built up: - Tomorrow check sudden alarm at 6:00! The next morning, the unit at 6:00 is blown up from the beds, not wasting time on dressing, because even the boots are dressed in advance, sweeps out the arms and sweeps past the awesome inspectors with an acknowledgment of thanks. )))
      1. Avior 21 November 2018 18: 53 New
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        we always had 5. to immediately after the cancellation of the alarm for breakfast. knew in advance.
        One case was when they raised it at 3-00, no one could believe it, they called the duty officer to clarify, is it a mistake?
  6. afrikanez 21 November 2018 13: 39 New
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    Interesting. do not take offs, why do they "start" think? Or is there no such option *? recourse
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT 21 November 2018 14: 35 New
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      Quote: afrikanez
      Interesting. do not take offs, why do they "start" think? Or is there no such option *?

      They will jump from the cliff like pterodactyls! bully
      1. Vadim237 21 November 2018 14: 42 New
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        They will take off from aircraft carriers - in afterburner.
    2. Stalevar79 22 November 2018 00: 14 New
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      Quote: afrikanez
      Interesting. do not take offs, why do they "start" think?

      From place:

  7. Dysindich 21 November 2018 17: 55 New
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    Teachings again? What are the losses?
    (20-40 seconds - great. And how long did it take to occupy this runway crowd?)
    1. Doliva63 21 November 2018 21: 13 New
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      Quote: Dysindich
      Teachings again? What are the losses?
      (20-40 seconds - great. And how long did it take to occupy this runway crowd?)

      Here they scatter with the whole crowd at the same time, and suddenly one car "faltered" (no matter why) and - all the following where? I once saw how the MiG-27 caught fire on the take-off run and couldn’t steer from the runway. If someone ran after him, what should I do? Unreal. In "stagnant times" there was a Luninets Air Force training ground, in my opinion. There flew regiments from all over the country and the Group to pass the test. After practicing the tasks, I remember that the regiment was built on the runway, like these, but took off links - for the reason I mentioned - one took the wheels off the runway, the next afterburner turned on. And in the PAP, they practiced something like "withdrawing a regiment from under attack", when the links were pulled out from the parking lots, preliminary, executive, and afterburner. A minute or two, 36 aircraft took off.
  8. Ceramics 21 November 2018 19: 25 New
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    The practice of air battles has shown that everything is decided at a large, medium distance, with the Su-57 of the Russian Federation it is slow, supposedly Su-35, etc. decent cars can give a decent rebuff - they cannot, the F-35 has a huge advantage, it is a much more advanced radar, with a unique (like on the F-22) search capability in the "low visibility" mode, and several times lower ESR. As training fights have shown, the F-35 knocks down a 4th-generation plane before it even noticed it, but a 4th-generation plane shines on the F-35 on the radar like a Christmas tree!
  9. fruit_cake 22 November 2018 01: 41 New
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    they are going to provide their dollar with military force, but what else can they do, just start a new war
  10. Pete mitchell 22 November 2018 02: 24 New
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    Now, if they worked off the take-off, then it would be something to brag about ... Look at any large airport - it’s almost there all the time.