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U.S. Air Force leaders to evaulate Selfridge for new F-35 fighter jets
WXYZ.com ^ | 11 July 2017

Posted on 07/11/2017 2:55:17 PM PDT by equaviator

Leaders from the United States Air Force are expected to visit Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township on Tuesday.

According to Macomb County, 40 officials from the Air Force will arrive at the base to determine if Selfridge is capable of housing the all-new F-35 fighter jets.

The base is one of five national finalists to house the jet, along with bases in Alabama, Idaho, Florida and Wisconsin.

Two sites are expected to split the work.

According to Lockheed Martin, the F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter that will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force.

"The F-35 combines 5th Generation fighter aircraft characteristics — advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support — with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history," Lockheed Martin writes. "The F-35's advanced stealth allows pilots to penetrate areas without being detected by radars that legacy fighters cannot evade."


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1 posted on 07/11/2017 2:55:17 PM PDT by equaviator
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“will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force. “

F-26?!!?

I assume they mean 16.


2 posted on 07/11/2017 2:58:07 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: equaviator

10 miles away.

Would be cool.


3 posted on 07/11/2017 2:58:22 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: TalonDJ

Somebody must’ve misled that reporter, however unwittingly!


4 posted on 07/11/2017 3:01:32 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TalonDJ

Does this thing really fill in for the A-10?

Seems an odd fit there.


5 posted on 07/11/2017 3:03:52 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fourth estate? Ha! Our media has become the KCOTUS, the Kangaroo Court of the United States.)
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To: TalonDJ

>>“will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force. “<<

Everything I have read clearly says that the F-35 in ANY variant is not good for CAS.

As for the “F-26” anyone who thinks the F-35 can replace the F-16 doesn’t understand the role of the F-16.


6 posted on 07/11/2017 3:03:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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To: TalonDJ

Didn’t know we had dutch built jet planes...


7 posted on 07/11/2017 3:05:11 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: DoughtyOne

Selfridge is in a good position for the F-35 because out of the four other bases mentioned, it is the most cost-effective where the USAF and ANG can get more bang for the buck. It is strictly military and field is not open to commercial air traffic...not even FedEx!


8 posted on 07/11/2017 3:12:14 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TalonDJ

The F-26 Stalma program- so secret the Air Force hasn’t heard of it.

And if they want to ditch the A-10, Congress may tear up the Key West Accords and give them to the Army.


9 posted on 07/11/2017 3:14:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: equaviator
Would be very good for them to ramp Selfridge up again.

They thought that they would level it and sell the land. They had nearly done it when someone pointed out that the land had been lent to the government for a military base. If it ever was no longer needed for a base then the land returned to the family who lent it.

Hilarity ensued.

10 posted on 07/11/2017 3:19:34 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Not a Romantic, not a hero worshiper and stop trying to tug my heartstrings. It tickles! (pink bow))
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"the land had been lent to the government for a military base."

It was leased by the government from Henry B. Joy. Before the name "Selfridge Field" was adopted in 1917, it was known as Joy Aviation Field. For a time, Joy was President of Packard Motor Company. By 1922, Joy sold the approx. 650-acre property to the government for 190,000, which by the way, was his asking price.


11 posted on 07/11/2017 3:51:42 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: equaviator

F-35 jets now available at Selfridges on Oxford Street.


12 posted on 07/11/2017 4:54:47 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: equaviator
Lake St. Clair, 2025


13 posted on 07/11/2017 5:03:55 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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“F-35 jets now available at Selfridges on Oxford Street.”

Maybe...in “Merry Olde England”.


14 posted on 07/11/2017 5:07:02 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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The start of selfridge field can be found in the air force museum in dayton. It is a piece of a broken aircraft


15 posted on 07/11/2017 5:16:02 PM PDT by BRL
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To: equaviator

Thanks for the post. I found it interesting and informative, and I’m sure others did also.


16 posted on 07/11/2017 5:22:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Fourth estate? Ha! Our media has become the KCOTUS, the Kangaroo Court of the United States.)
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Roger that.


17 posted on 07/11/2017 6:00:15 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: TalonDJ
"I assume they mean 16."

Half baked article needs a different editor.
18 posted on 07/11/2017 6:39:49 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: equaviator

They need a base that has the least inclement weather of all. I don’t see a good choice here. Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico would be a better choice.


19 posted on 07/11/2017 6:53:37 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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At first I thought the title ment they were going to put a personal fridge in the cockpit,you know just in case you need a cold one.


20 posted on 07/11/2017 7:07:46 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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