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Norway received a new batch of F-35 in the "northern modification"

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Norway received the next batch of F-35 fighters of the “northern modification”. We are talking about fifth-generation fighters that landed at Erland military base after more than a 10-hour flight from the United States. In the United States, they note that the flight of the three fighters was in normal mode.


These fighters are referred to as the “northern modification” after they began to make certain changes in connection with the problems that were discovered during operation in the northern latitudes. Problems arose when the F-35 landed on the GDP of low-temperature aerodromes during the autumn-winter periods. They are connected with the fact that the brake track of the aircraft was significantly higher than in those cases when landing was carried out at airfields far from northern latitudes. To reduce the path length, before landing the runway, the Norwegians began to process it with a special compound, but in the end it began to be associated with an increase in the degree of wear of the material of the F-35 chassis wheels.

Data on such problems was handed over to the manufacturer, and after a detailed study, he decided “specially for the northern version of fighters” to change the composition of the material of the wheels of the chassis in order to compensate for the increase in mileage. The problem also consisted in the fact that it was impossible to simply create material with increased frictional force, because in that case he would “steal” energy when the plane took off. What specific changes were made to Lockheed Martin, for obvious reasons, are not reported.




According to the latest information, Norway will receive all contracted 5th generation fighters by 2025. The first F-35 pair for the Norwegian Royal Air Force was transferred at the end of 2015. Then, Norwegian pilots began training flights in the United States under the supervision of American instructors.

The United States began to use similar fighters ("northern modifications") at their bases in Alaska.
Photos used:
Twitter / Luftforsvaret (Norwegian Air Force)
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  1. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 28 May 2020 09: 40 New
    +7
    Winter tires? laughing
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 28 May 2020 09: 44 New
      +3
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Winter tires? laughing


      The pilot's seat is covered in sheep's clothing.
      1. alexey3312
        alexey3312 28 May 2020 10: 10 New
        -3
        Wah !!! And in the wings are wineskins with wine!
    2. knn54
      knn54 28 May 2020 10: 22 New
      +2
      Most likely based on (pad rubber) nitrile rubber
    3. novel66
      novel66 28 May 2020 11: 08 New
      -1
      spike, of course .. secrets ...
    4. neri73-r
      neri73-r 28 May 2020 14: 31 New
      +1
      They are related to the fact that the brake track of the aircraft was significantly higher,


      The author, but is it possible in Russian - the braking distance?
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 28 May 2020 09: 42 New
    +9
    Shaw say - they do the plane, make changes, improvements. The normal, natural path of development of any technique.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 28 May 2020 10: 55 New
      -9
      Quote: rocket757
      The normal, natural path of development of any technique

      That's just over 100-plus years of aviation development manufacturer
      after a detailed study, he decided “specifically for the northern version of fighters” to change the composition of the material of the wheels of the chassis in order to compensate for the increase in mileage

      only found out about such problems. It smacks of degradation.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 28 May 2020 11: 15 New
        +1
        there is confirmation of the definition that the universal cannot always and all fit.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 May 2020 09: 52 New
    -7
    To reduce the length of the run, before landing, the Norwegians began to process with a special compound,
    A box of sand is tied to a penguin, like a steam locomotive .... laughing
  4. Nemo
    Nemo 28 May 2020 09: 57 New
    -1
    And what prevented the braking parachute from being added?
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 28 May 2020 10: 04 New
      +4
      Nothing got in the way. Perhaps they added. They are silent only ...
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 28 May 2020 10: 21 New
        +1
        Quote: Nemo
        And what prevented the braking parachute from being added?

        Added.
        https://naukatehnika.com/f-35-tormoznoj-parashyut.html
      2. Nemo
        Nemo 28 May 2020 10: 25 New
        +2
        This article does not indicate anything, and I blundered myself. The search immediately returns everything you need:
        https://warspot.ru/7762-istrebiteli-f-35-poluchat-tormoznye-parashyuty
        https://naukatehnika.com/f-35-tormoznoj-parashyut.html
    2. alexey3312
      alexey3312 28 May 2020 10: 11 New
      -10
      "Penguin" is not a stable bird, but here the priest will clearly outweigh .....
  5. kenig1
    kenig1 28 May 2020 09: 58 New
    +1
    As the army has a winter joke - the Urals with insulated arcs.
  6. Free wind
    Free wind 28 May 2020 10: 24 New
    +1
    On an aircraft carrier, brake parachutes will not help. Winter tires are softer, they wear out much faster, which makes sense in other tires.
  7. GMM
    GMM 28 May 2020 10: 35 New
    0
    And on our Su-57 is the all-season?
  8. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 28 May 2020 10: 48 New
    +9
    The experience of Norway is also interesting in another.
    Norwegians use the F-35 as a fighter, and not as a drummer.
    Objective: "defense of the Norwegian sky from the air force of a potential enemy"
    The F-35 will completely replace the F-16, which also fly in their "light"
    body kit fighter.
    While the F-35 is not a very fast aircraft, aerial combat is based
    on complex collective tactics.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 28 May 2020 11: 11 New
      -6
      Quote: voyaka uh
      While the F-35 is not a very fast aircraft, aerial combat is based
      on complex collective tactics.

      - I’ll say to the boys, they are you .. And then suddenly the boys come up from another street ... wink
      1. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 28 May 2020 12: 29 New
        +4
        Quote: sabakina

        - I’ll say to the boys, they are you .. And then suddenly the boys come up from another street ...

        I do not believe that American designers are stupid, and American officials from the Air Force are corrupt, and therefore an unusable plane was adopted. And that stupid and cowardly allies buy it.
        The air mattresses have always been at their best. And we have always been, albeit successful, but catching up.
    2. askort154
      askort154 28 May 2020 12: 21 New
      0
      voyaka uh The experience of Norway is also interesting in another.
      Norwegians use the F-35 as a fighter, and not as a drummer.


      What does this have to do with the article ?!
      In the article about the modification of the aircraft for the "northern version", changing the composition of the rubber wheels.To reduce the path length, before landing, the Norwegians began to process with a special compound, but in the end it began to [be associated with an increase in the degree of wear of the material of the F-35 chassis wheels.
      Preparing the runway (runway), in northern latitudes, is not a very simple procedure. To ensure its "working condition" - the desired coefficient of adhesion, two options are used. Mechanical cleaning with special equipment - requires a long time. The second option is processing
      chemical reagents (loose), or "pouring" with a special liquid, which is very expensive compared to other types of treatment, but quickly brings the strip to a "working" state. Norwegians use it, and she to the same,
      affects the "rubber resource" of the wheels, as well as all rubber hoses of brake systems and paint coatings located in the "splash" zone from the movement of the aircraft on a strip wet with liquid. I believe that it was in this direction that the revision was carried out. hi
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 May 2020 10: 49 New
    -6
    Norway received a new batch of F-35 in the "northern modification"
    Americans have beguiled everything, penguins must be sent to the south and in the southern modification. In the north, rooks live, not compatibility ..
  10. Break through
    Break through 28 May 2020 10: 58 New
    -13
    Probably as always intimidated to buy their planes
  11. Mudavius
    Mudavius 28 May 2020 11: 07 New
    -10
    Gave Norway a "White Elephant" .... wink
  12. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 28 May 2020 11: 26 New
    +4
    It is better to have a mass-produced modern aircraft bought and bought by the Allies and gradually bring it to mind, than to have a plane for parades and exhibitions that cannot be bought by anyone, piece-wise and also bring it to mind
    1. +5
      +5 28 May 2020 12: 04 New
      -1
      A mass-produced crude and sky-ready aircraft, hundreds of which, after reaching the final technical appearance and not corresponding to it, will quietly have to be written off to the reserve (against the background of flying old men F-16)? The hero of Russia for such a decision must be given to both the Pentagon and Lokhid!
      Well, massively rivet a poor LTH airplane, when there are only 167 good flyers and there will be no more - that’s an idea ... Although, you bastards, thought better of it, Silent Eagle wants to do .... there would be no Russian-speaking idolaters to worship in the west and to their laurels rest ...
  13. +5
    +5 28 May 2020 11: 59 New
    -4
    Why Penguin in Alaska ???? There are based interceptors (F-15) .... what is their Penguin interceptor?
    1. Charik
      Charik 28 May 2020 12: 53 New
      +3
      there is f22
      1. +5
        +5 28 May 2020 12: 57 New
        -3
        Well, yes, the F-22 essentially plays the role of Homeland’s air defense and is better than the F-15AECA, by the way (large internal fuel supplies, super cruise) .... Americans would know what would happen (such a small series and in general), they would -23 was chosen instead of him, he is noticeably over-caught.
  14. Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk 28 May 2020 12: 14 New
    +1
    = ... we are talking about fifth-generation fighters that landed at Erland military base after more than a 10-hour flight from the United States. =
    Is it four air refueling? Or?
  15. megadeth
    megadeth 28 May 2020 12: 48 New
    +2
    Double glazing on the lamp, pressurized stove, pre-heater ... ???
  16. Evil 55
    Evil 55 28 May 2020 14: 26 New
    -3
    In the northern modification ... The stove is not on fuel oil, but on wood? laughing
  17. Ros 56
    Ros 56 28 May 2020 15: 20 New
    -3
    In the sense of boots and sheepskin coats are included. laughing
  18. muham
    muham 28 May 2020 16: 00 New
    +3
    These stubborn Norwegians, that's how many times the VO analysts have pointed out to them that this plane is no good, and they are bending their own.
  19. Berg berg
    Berg berg 28 May 2020 17: 05 New
    0
    In the pilot's cabin, everything was covered with felt!
  20. FRoman1984
    FRoman1984 28 May 2020 17: 57 New
    +1
    The project is developing. Whoever says anything about the flaws, the aircraft in the series will be modernized, changes will be made. Normal replacement for F-16, F-18 and Harier.
    Maybe our Su-57 will reach the series with new engines, without rivets on the connection of the airframe parts, with the serial AFAR "Belka". And not in the amount of 76 units, but more.