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1.
Date Posted: 2009-12-07 20:33:29.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: Yes and No, just be careful not to make them so tiny that it's practically impossible to discern what you're looking at...like the current one, I'm at a loss to what it is...
2.
Date Posted: 2009-11-15 09:05:26.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: Update please?
3.
Date Posted: 2009-11-15 09:05:16.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: Update please?
4.
Date Posted: 2009-10-12 11:17:23.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: Awesome, sounds great. Answered by the way...I couldn't remember the name for like 15 minutes...sat around beating my head on a wall trying to remember what it was...I've seen one of them before, odd plane....
5.
Date Posted: 2009-10-11 19:00:19.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: ?
6.
Date Posted: 2009-10-08 14:32:44.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: lol, thanks
7.
Date Posted: 2009-10-05 20:20:41.
Subject: Pax Seats Used on KLM 737
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: Contact Boeing for that information or possibly the airline that owns a specific aircraft. Either way tail numbers are a good thing to have, the seats may have changed in between different aircraft.
8.
Date Posted: 2009-10-05 20:17:06.
Subject: Update for the picture of the week???
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: That pic has been up for months now, any chance we could get an answer and a new pic Jetwhiz?
9.
Date Posted: 2009-10-04 18:25:41.
Subject: The Y in YF-22
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message:
Jetwhiz wrote:
Firstsgt_cap wrote:
The X- designation can mean a number of things, it generally stands for experimental, however an aircraft with the X- designation can still become a production aircraft without officially having a YF-, YB-, etc designation.

Very true, there are no requirements to have official aircraft status designations start at X and then Y before going to production; there were no official XF-22 aircraft released before the prototype was shown to the USAF.

There are two different meanings to 'X' in an aircraft designation:
  • the basic mission can be experimental (such as the X-1, X-15, etc.)
  • the status of an aircraft can be experimental (like the XF-11 and XF-89)

The X-35 has a basic mission of experimental (not fighter) ... it was an experimental aircraft (not a fighter with experimental status). If it were a fighter with experimental status then it would have been the XF-35. In that sense, there were no XF-35 and YF-35 aircraft made -- just a fully experimental aircraft that led to a production aircraft.

~JetWhiz <8)

Sunday, October 04, 2009 -- 6:25:41 PM PDT

True, the clarify on the basic mission portion of the 'X' designation. Just because it does not have another designation 'F' for instance, does not mean it was not designed for a more specific purpose. Generally, in cases that lack that 'F' or any other secondary designation the aircraft's fate is still undecided. In the X-35's case, it may have been beat by the X-32, leaving it an 'X' and sending it to the bone yard or a museum. Where as, it won the competition and became the F-35.

Also, please understand that this is all based off of the previously mentioned Tri-Service Aircraft Designation System, which was introduced in 1962. That being said, there have been a number of instances where the system was changed and/or disregarded when naming aircraft.
10.
Date Posted: 2009-10-02 21:43:31.
Subject: The Y in YF-22
Name: firstsgt_cap
Message: The X- designation can mean a number of things, it generally stands for experimental, however an aircraft with the X- designation can still become a production aircraft without officially having a YF-, YB-, etc designation. Take the X-32 and X-35 for instance. The X-35 after winning the contract essentially went straight to the F-35 designation. However, the F-22, was the YF-22 prior to becoming the F/A-22.

The actual designation meanings are:
X - Experimental
Y - Prototype

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