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I Predict A RIAT- The photo thread

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posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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Another beautiful sunset, taken around 11 pm...or 2300 hours...
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posted on Jul, 13 2016 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: waynos

Love the shots of the F-35A and F-22 flying together.



posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: waynos
Fighters on the catwalk]

Eurofighter Typhoon - Italy



Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 - UK





Is it the angle or is there a different HUD structure in the RAF variant compared to the Italian? Looks like a grab handle possibly for use when trying to use the MHDDs for ground acquisition? But I would imagine the slew is on the left hand so pointless?

Dot recall anything like that in the tiffies I worked on?
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posted on Jul, 15 2016 @ 02:34 AM
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I've checked FGR4 and no difference, could be a go pro stand for in cockpit video??



posted on Jul, 15 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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I had to zoom in on the original shot to get a clear view. When I did i could see that it is the inside edge of the opposite side of the canopy frame. Had me going though



posted on Jul, 15 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: waynos
a reply to: Forensick

I had to zoom in on the original shot to get a clear view. When I did i could see that it is the inside edge of the opposite side of the canopy frame. Had me going though




well spotted, now you mention it it's clear as!! Doh.



posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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Polish MiG ... dirty smoker








posted on Jul, 17 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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Paint jobs, its always nice to see a bit of colour especially as the weather was so grey
Greek F-16



Polish F-16



Belgian F-16




i know you werent too keen on the above pain job Zaph so below i hope this one is better. Belgian F-16 on static



Ramex Delta from the French Air Force flying the Mirage 2000N



Luftwaffe Typhoon on static


Some tail art




posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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Me and My Shadow - RIAT style













posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 12:54 PM
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Zaph a question for when you get round to reading this .. I've noticed in a lot of F35 pics/videos there always seems to be contrails (not sure the correct name) coming off the tips of the wings. Why is this ? Just curious .. Were they a concern when the aircraft was getting developed it kind of gives away as to where the aircraft is in the sky



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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a reply to: ThePeaceMaker

Aerodynamic contrails. They're common in high humidity areas down low. Not really an issue as they're occurring when maneuvering, and at that point you're probably WVR anyway.
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posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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I have a question too. When I saw the F-35A at RIAT I noticed that there is a slight notch on top of the fuselage behind the canopy. What is this? And what is the F-35B 's equivalent?



posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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Immediately behind the canopy or further back on the fuselage?



posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:19 AM
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originally posted by: waynos
Fighters on the catwalk


Lockheed Martin F-35A - USA





I think he means if you see from this angle it looks like there is a step in the fuse aroung where the lift fan door would be?

Might be wrong but I saw this and wondered. Is it the Air refuelling receptacle?
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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 08:47 AM
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Yes. About mid way down the fuselage is the IFR receptacle.



posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yes, its about where the refuelling recepticle is, but appears to be something facing backwards





posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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Light for the receptacle for night refueling.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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Is that what they say it is, or what it really is? Seems rather prominently sculpted in for a mere light?

Reminds of when I was at Brize Norton a few weeks ago, I pointed up at a lump on the Voyager KC.2 tanker and asked the pilot what it was for, there followed lots of 'er....ummm's and it wasn't cos he didn't know, lol.


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posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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That's actually a pretty lousy place to put sensors. The structure gets in the way of what they can see.



posted on Jul, 28 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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Depends where it's looking. I was imagining a passive warning sensor for the upper hemisphere.



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