SOFREP: A crashed British F-35 found, but the Russians are already in place


The British F-35B Lightning Joint Strike Fighter, which crashed on takeoff from the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (RO8) on November 17, was discovered at the bottom of the Mediterranean after a thorough search by the British and American navies.


According to SOFREP, Russian naval forces are also combing the area, visiting from their base in Tartus, Syria. The Russians are trying to get a piece of the plane's skin to study it technology stealth. Secret radars and sensors installed on the F-35B may also be of interest.

British National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove noted that the British military is aware of the capabilities of the Russian submarine fleet. At the moment, measures are being taken to ensure the confidentiality of the technologies of the fighter that fell into the Mediterranean Sea. According to Lovegrove, the pilot of the crashed aircraft was not seriously injured and is under medical supervision.

The search for the wreckage of the F-35B took a long time - according to experts, after the plane crashed, its wings allowed it to glide for a long time in the sea water before the fighter fell to the bottom. The British government has turned to the US for help, as the US Navy in Spain has rescue equipment that can help lift the wreckage.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) 3 December 2021 10: 06
    +7
    trying to get hold of a piece of planking

    I read about the piece and remembered. I need to give them all a red nose and blush

  2. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 4 December 2021 00: 37
    +4
    - Zoltan Dani with a piece of the F-117 downed by him:

    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 4 December 2021 03: 02
      +3
      Strange comparison recourse
      Zoltan shows his trophy. Poroshenko hit a bus? belay
      1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
        Michael1950 (Michael) 4 December 2021 11: 22
        -1
        Strange comparison

        - "Comparison" on this thesis:

        According to SOFREP, Russian naval forces are also combing the area, visiting from their base in Tartus, Syria. The Russians are trying to get a piece of the plane's skin to study its stealth technology. The secret radars and sensors installed on the F-35B may also be of interest.

        What does Poroshenko "and the city bath" have to do with it? Indeed, strange ...
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 4 December 2021 16: 05
          +1
          What does Poroshenko "and the city bath" have to do with it? Indeed, strange ...

          Poroshenko's tales are akin to the stories about Petrov and Bashirov plowing the seabed in search of secrets. Who needs their stealth technology that falls off in chunks? A piece of "casing" in the hands of Zoltan, by the way, is a clear confirmation of this yes It already worked "remarkably" then.
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 4 December 2021 14: 01
    +1
    clearly, it would have worked if the F-35 was stolen and an aluminum model of the Su-75 chess was left in its place
  4. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 4 December 2021 19: 03
    -6
    Quote: 123
    Poroshenko's tales are akin to the stories about Petrov with Bashirov plowing the seabed in search of secrets. Who needs their stealth technology that falls off in chunks?

    - Those who, instead of stealth, have a Su-57 with Rafal's EPR (without suspensions). You just need it badly. The "teapots" zombified by the TV box do not understand this categorically!

    A piece of "casing" in the hands of Zoltan, by the way, is a clear confirmation of this yes It already worked "remarkably" then.

    - It worked great! 1271 combat mission F-117 in Iraq-91 - losses ZERO! Per 38 days of the air campaign. 850 sorties in Yugoslavia-99 - lost 1 (one)! Per 78 days!
    Compare with Russia's losses in the "five-day" war: lost 1 Tu-22M3, 1 Su-24M, 6 Su-25 (half shot down by "friendly fire")! Because there were no and no stealths! And no one in Russia knows how to make them!
    And then you go, - "Americans' coverage is falling off"! Awesome pride, albeit with a "bare bottom"! To get that upash F-35 - for Rosaviaprom it would be a "gift from heaven"! laughing good
    1. seregin-s1 Offline seregin-s1
      seregin-s1 (Sergei) 4 December 2021 23: 18
      +3
      During the operation in Syria, the Aerospace Forces performed 39 sorties
      23.08.2018
      Why count combat missions against the enemy without air defense?
    2. Hot Dyusha Offline Hot Dyusha
      Hot Dyusha (Dyusha) 5 December 2021 19: 37
      +1
      Comparing the use of NATO aircraft in Iraq and in the war between Russia and Georgia is like comparing pussy with pencils. F117 was used exclusively in safe directions, as a scalpel for removing a mole. Before that, he actively showered Yugoslavia and Iraq with axes and suitcases with dough. In Georgia, on the other hand, I had to work with a swoop in difficult mountain conditions, in the conditions of good work of air defense, friends from Hohland. Moreover, look and think about the civilian population, which is the last thing NATO thinks about. And secrets, they are always interesting, even if there are developments and directions.
  5. KONSTANTIN LUGANSKY (KONSTANTIN LUGANSKY) 4 December 2021 21: 30
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    Quote: Michael1950
    - It worked great! 1271 sorties of F-117 in Iraq-91 - ZERO casualties! For 38 days of the air campaign. 850 sorties in Yugoslavia-99 - lost 1 (one)! In 78 days!
    Compare with Russia's losses in the "five-day" war: lost 1 Tu-22M3, 1 Su-24M, 6 Su-25 (half were shot down by "friendly fire")! Because there were no and no stealths! And no one in Russia knows how to make them!
    Otherwise, “the Americans’s coverage is falling off”! Awesome pride, albeit with a "bare bottom"! To get that upash F-35 - for Rosaviaprom it would be a "gift from heaven"!

    Yes .... Ukrainians always see what other, adequate people do not see wink
    1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
      Michael1950 (Michael) 4 December 2021 23: 22
      -2
      - You know better how far-sighted your Ukrainian half-brothers and half-brothers are, but I am a Jew from Israel. And to your brothers-Ukrainians - no sideways! .. laughing lol
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 5 December 2021 00: 06
        0
        Quote: Michael1950
        ... but I am a Jew from Israel. And to your brothers-Ukrainians - no sideways!

        You are wrong, the United Jewish Community of Ukraine is reviving the Jewish way of life in Ukraine. To become the president of Ukraine, Zelensky was assisted by the chairman of this community, Mr. Kolomoisky.
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  6. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 5 December 2021 22: 09
    -3
    Quote: Hot Dyusha
    Comparing the use of NATO aircraft in Iraq and in the war between Russia and Georgia is like comparing pussy with pencils. F117 was used exclusively in safe directions, as a scalpel for removing a mole.

    F-117s were used in the most dangerous, in terms of air defense, directions - over Baghdad itself, where the saturation of air defense was maximum. Read until complete enlightenment in the brain:
    https://cons-systems.ru/ssl/u/f8/df29de94c211e4bb3c940d9a955b35/-/Боевое%20применение%20F-117.pdf
    Air defense of Iraq-91 was stronger than air defense of Georgia-2008 times in 50-100.
  7. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 6 December 2021 18: 37
    0
    The British could not find the plane due to its invisibility))