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Italy Produces First F-35 Outside US

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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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So uhhh, do these Italian -35s need to come state side to get their special paint jobs? Or do they have to whip up a concoction themselves?



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:14 PM
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posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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So uhhh, do these Italian -35s need to come state side to get their special paint jobs? Or do they have to whip up a concoction themselves?



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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Japan's "flat top Destroyer" reminds me very much of when the Royal Navy wasn't allowed to have any new aircraft carriers in the 1970's and so purchased three "Through-Deck Cruisers", Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal.

Like those ships, it strikes me as not really possible to operate the F-35 from this ship due to its limited deck length.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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Everything will be completed at the FACO.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They don't get the same skins then.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: aholic

The RAM is applied in the paint. The differences are minimal.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They are getting the A model? Yeah, it's not the same RAM.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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No it's not, but the differences are minimal.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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Good discussion here.

www.airliners.net...

I've always thought the UK was the only one getting identical platform. Sensors and all, including RAM.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 06:12 PM
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The decision was made that the basic platform would be almost identical, and each customer would adjust the weapons and some sensor systems to suit their needs.



posted on Mar, 18 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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The Air Force and TRI have developed a new paint that will stand up better than any previous coating used on a stealth aircraft. It will save the $14M.



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