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In the United States drew attention to the "bomb marking" F-35, striking in Afghanistan

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Materials appeared in the American media stating that F-35 fighters made more sorties with strikes against militants in Afghanistan than officially reported. We are talking about fifth-generation fighters F-35B, which belong to the United States Marine Corps (ILC).


It was previously reported that F-35 were involved in two cases of air strikes at militant positions in Afghanistan.

On Twitter they write about the appearance of photographs that show the “bomb marking” in front of the F-35B USCMP. These are images of air bombs inflicted by American pilots after completing combat missions. “Bomb marking” is made in two rows and corresponds to two types of aviation ammunition.

Aviationist suggests the use of laser-guided LGB aerial bombs and GBU-32 JDAM bombs (all-weather correctable) are indicated.

Allegedly, Americans used the capabilities of an aircraft carrier to strike terrorists in Afghanistan fleet. So, the F-35B, as stated, took off aboard the Essex universal landing ship (LHD 2). This ship, as part of a U.S. Navy ship group, performed combat missions in the Indian Ocean in September 2018. On the tail of the aircraft you can see the designation of the combat ship, of which it is part of the wing.


From a statement by US military experts:
The number of air bombs reflected on the F-35B Marine Corps suggests that the number of sorties to Afghanistan was more than the two that were mentioned earlier.
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  1. Samaritan
    Samaritan 15 November 2019 12: 36 New
    +3
    Well, actually they have been bombing since September 18 ...
    For the first time in a combat situation, to attack targets in Syria, the F-35 was used by the Israel Defense Forces in May 2018. In 2019, Israel continued to strike with the F-35.

    On September 27, 2018, the press reported that the U.S. ILC was the first to strike with F-35B airplanes at Taliban positions in Afghanistan. "More than 100 sorties" were reported to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria during the deployment in the region of a universal landing ship of the Uosp type LHD-2 Essex.

    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 15 November 2019 12: 41 New
      +4
      March 01, 2016 General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) received a contract worth $ 156,6 million for modernization. Work completed in 2017. What allowed to place on board its deck aircraft F-35B.
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 15 November 2019 12: 49 New
        +6
        Something is not enough space for marking each ammunition used by the aircraft.
        It's like in a joke about a filled ashtray in a Mercedes of a new Russian smile
        1. spech
          spech 15 November 2019 16: 43 New
          0
          The most interesting thing is that with a closed hatch, markings will not be visible!
          Or staged or photoshop.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 15 November 2019 21: 04 New
            +2
            Or the number of drawn bombs does not mean the number of sorties, but the number of bombs dropped. If you take cluster bombs, then you can draw so much in one flight
            laughing
    2. Samaritan
      Samaritan 15 November 2019 12: 49 New
      +2
      Given that the cargo compartment of the F-35B modification is smaller than the F-35A and F-35C due to the fan installation, there were not 2-3 sorties, but specifically on this instance 25

      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 15 November 2019 13: 44 New
        +2
        plantations do not bomb after all ...?
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 15 November 2019 12: 36 New
    -2
    Found something to brag about ... the indigenous people of Afghanistan do not have C-300 and C-400 to respond against F-35.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 15 November 2019 12: 46 New
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      Found something to brag about ... the indigenous people of Afghanistan do not have C-300 and C-400 to respond against F-35.

      Did the Aboriginal people in Syria have a strong air defense?
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 15 November 2019 12: 50 New
        +3
        Not yet ... holes, or rather holes in the Syrian air defense system, allow Israel to bomb its territory with impunity ... rest assured that if Syrian air defense is brought to mind, your pilots will have a hard time almost at the Israeli airfields themselves.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 15 November 2019 12: 54 New
          0
          Quote: The same Lech
          Not yet ... holes, or rather holes in the Syrian air defense system, allow Israel to bomb its territory with impunity ... rest assured that if Syrian air defense is brought to mind, your pilots will have a hard time almost at the Israeli airfields themselves.

          No, I'm talking about those who were bombed and bombed by the air forces.
          1. Same lech
            Same lech 15 November 2019 12: 58 New
            0
            Well, here all the means are good ... after demonstrating the abilities of the Gigilov cutthroats to the whole world, I welcome all the advanced methods and methods of bombing ISIS militants ... the more the better.
            I like how they beat on their fortified and command points ... what a pleasure you get when the white helmets of the Anglo-Saxons begin to yell about the barbarism of the Russian air strikes against the Ishilovites.
          2. knn54
            knn54 15 November 2019 13: 49 New
            +8
            Aron, the Aboriginal people had enough money. This is evidenced by the losses of the Russian Federation and the ATS.
            But the "main fighters" with the IS did not have any losses. And one should not talk about the levels of training, about the superiority of technology.
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 15 November 2019 19: 59 New
          -2
          Quote: The same Lech
          Not yet ... holes, or rather holes in the Syrian air defense system, allow Israel to bomb its territory with impunity ... rest assured that if Syrian air defense is brought to mind, your pilots will have a hard time almost at the Israeli airfields themselves.


          Yes, when do you start the story to teach ????

          All the time, some future declension is used ...

          How many Rakhs have re-equipped the Arab countries air defense from scratch?
          How many tens of thousands of our military advisers were in these Arab countries?

          And anyway.
          The Israelis destroyed to zero all the air defense of all the Arab countries. with whom they fought ...

          Well, the Arabs have no chance.
          Though you give them a diamond sword ...
          no.

          And even the presence of thousands of Russian instructors - for some reason gave the same result.
          Air Defense - always became equal to zero.

          Well, at least once teach military books ...

          bonnet-bearers, you are marshals from hats ...
          1. Dikson
            Dikson 15 November 2019 21: 33 New
            0
            Yes, and in Africa things were no better .. Here in Vietnam, our military experts were clearly a good judge ...
      2. Jerk
        Jerk 15 November 2019 15: 07 New
        -3
        And now they don’t fly further than Yemen
      3. gurzuf
        gurzuf 15 November 2019 15: 26 New
        -1
        The Pentagon admitted that F-35 fighters still do not meet operational readiness objectives and, despite some progress in reliability, the three versions of the fighter break down “more often than expected.” This was told by Robert Behler, who is responsible for testing the weapons.
      4. Ramzaj99
        Ramzaj99 15 November 2019 23: 03 New
        0
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: The same Lech
        Found something to brag about ... the indigenous people of Afghanistan do not have C-300 and C-400 to respond against F-35.

        Did the Aboriginal people in Syria have a strong air defense?

        Well, what no and Israeli F-16s still shot down.
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 15 November 2019 12: 38 New
    +2
    of course more (who thinks the truth is on Plus) ... they just work out the possibility of the combat use of the F35 there ... after all, you need to train on someone to make improvements and develop recommendations for use ... Afghanistan is very convenient ... no surprises and counteraction to flights and bombing ...
    1. knn54
      knn54 15 November 2019 12: 50 New
      -1
      -F-35 were involved in two cases of air strikes at militant positions in Afghanistan.
      It was EXACTLY known that the Taliban did not even have MANPADS.
      Where are the other bombs?
      They sold it.
      And where is the money ?.
      In the bags.
      Where are the bags?
      Under the eyes ...
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 15 November 2019 12: 39 New
    +2
    And why was there such secrecy?
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 15 November 2019 13: 10 New
      +5
      Why convene a press conference after each bombing, and tell with pathos that 100500 terrorists were killed? Two times they bombed and said about the first application, and that's it, the study ended, the robot started.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 15 November 2019 13: 39 New
        +2
        I’m used to the pathos of our news journalists. Habit ..... request
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 15 November 2019 12: 43 New
    +1
    "bomb marking" inflicted invisibly --- not in the usual place, but on the wings of the bomb bay. Just do not make out.
    1. Errr
      Errr 16 November 2019 09: 17 New
      0
      Only more correct:
      ... on an inconspicuous sash chassis compartment.)))
      And the rest - good
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 16 November 2019 09: 21 New
        +1
        Accepted!))) Hehe, it sagged so much, and you first noticed.
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 15 November 2019 12: 53 New
    0
    The number of air bombs reflected on the F-35B Marine Corps suggests that the number of sorties to Afghanistan was more than the two that were mentioned earlier.

    Seriously? Is that a question worth discussing?
    1. Nenie Lynn
      Nenie Lynn 15 November 2019 17: 58 New
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      Seriously? This is an issue worth discussing.

      this is a shock for anyone who is sure that the F35 isn’t flying, doesn’t shoot iron! fellow
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 November 2019 18: 15 New
        +3
        "penguin" flies, shoots, carries bombs .... but this is not discussed.
        About him, "wait-s" evidence of many other things, stated, advertised.
        By the way, the iron can also fly, only low and not long.
        PS ... guess. Where he flies, he cannot demonstrate anything interesting. Not in front of anyone. It just works out the flying hours, which is also necessary, however.
  7. askort154
    askort154 15 November 2019 13: 06 New
    +2
    It is alleged that the Americans used the capabilities of the aircraft carrier fleet to strike at terrorists in Afghanistan. So, the F-35B, as stated, took off aboard the Essex universal landing ship (LHD 2). This ship, as part of a U.S. Navy ship group, performed combat missions in the Indian Ocean in September 2018.

    To enter Afghanistan from the Indian Ocean, you must cross the territory of one of the states: Iran, or Pakistan, or India.
    To pass "inconspicuous" over the whole country for radar, it can be assumed, with a stretch, but "invisible" visually - a bluff. An inversion trace is present, as a rule, often. And first of all, such flights must be agreed in advance with the state over whose territory the flight is planned.
    It indicates the type of aircraft, and parameters, including speed and flight level. So, these are cheap fakes of self-promotion. tongue
    1. Dikson
      Dikson 15 November 2019 17: 29 New
      0
      The USA and Pakistan have long-standing friends, they could have missed without posting ... but if the neighbors didn’t notice .. - then the F-35 is not as bad as many people think ... Interesting, but those two officially confirmed departures - according to them is there somewhere information about speed, flight level and type of aircraft?
  8. Alex_You
    Alex_You 15 November 2019 13: 12 New
    +2
    I noticed that the name of the pilot is Koz.
  9. soldat-tv
    soldat-tv 15 November 2019 14: 48 New
    +1
    It’s like driving Mercedes dung. I wonder how much does one flight of one miracle called F35-B cost? F-16 "ended" in order to bomb Aboriginal Kalash.
  10. Glazkov
    Glazkov 15 November 2019 14: 54 New
    +1
    Previously, pilots marked airplanes for downed planes ...
    The Americans, as always, are ahead of the whole planet, they put marks on dropped bombs !! ;)
    What a fight? He threw off the bomb, let’s tsatsk!
    1. ender
      ender 15 November 2019 17: 51 New
      +2
      oh, these Americans ..

  11. Evil 55
    Evil 55 15 November 2019 15: 46 New
    +1
    Let the pilot’s diapers count and apply the used amount to the fuselage .. Here are lovers of stupid stickers and unnecessary signs ..
    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 15 November 2019 20: 17 New
      -3
      Quote: Evil 55
      Let the pilot’s diapers count and apply the used amount to the fuselage .. Here are lovers of stupid stickers and unnecessary signs ..

      and you...
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