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Old 22nd May 2018, 17:03
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Exclamation First F-35 combat missions flown by the Israeli Air Force

It was announced today that the F-35 has flown its first combat missions. As a few times before, the Israelis were the first to use a new Western fighter in combat. I have written a blog post on the subject:

The combat debut of the F-35: The Importance of New Technology for Israeli Air Power

"Today’s news are full of mentions of the first operational use of the F-35, by the Israeli Air Force. The attached text examines the significance of new aircraft types in maintaining Israeli air superiority over the years. Starting from humble beginnings with just a handful of barely functional Czechoslovak Messerschmitts, the Israeli Air Force became the first to use the Mirage III, F-15, F-16 and now the F-35 fighters in combat."

Note the connection to this forum's core theme, through reference to the use of the Avia S-199 by the IAF.

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See also my previous blog post from March this year, on a very different subject, the loss of a Ju 188 on the Eastern front

My research paper - How were German air force resources distributed between different fronts in the years 1941 to 1943 - Research.html
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