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Stunning F-35 Shots

Posted by Michael November 9th, 2011 / 8 Comments

These stunning photos have been hand-picked as a little tribute to one of the most awesome fighter jets ever built – the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
Initial fielding of this single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters is currently scheduled for 2016.

F-35B Ship Trials
First F-35 Steam Ingestion Catapult Launch
F-35B Ship Trials
F-35B Ship Trials
F-35B Ship Trials
Edwards AFB F-35A Test Aircraft
Edwards AFB F-35A Test Aircraft
Edwards AFB F-35A Test Aircraft
First F-35C catapult launch
Edwards AFB F-35A Test Aircraft
F-35B
F-35B
F-35B
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F-35 BF-4 Begins Ship Testing
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All photos (c) Lockheed Martin

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8 Responses to Stunning F-35 Shots

  1. It’s an absolutely beautiful machine.

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  2. ae lenz smsgt usaf retired

    I retired 40 years too early. This is the perfect AC I have ever seen or read about,

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  3. Amazing to see a future gen bird in a VTOL role

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  4. Beautiful aircraft. Shame Obama will kill the program shortly.

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  5. Oh yes Obama maybe we should go back and fly the WW1 Spad, that might make the**&%+*# happy.

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  6. Made in America, by America…for America. No one does it better!

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    • “Made in America”… yeah right….
      Many major parts of the wings, fuselage and various aircraft systems come from all over the world like Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, Turkey, Norway, UK, Germany, Sweden and others.

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  7. Yea..maybe it should have been stated a bit differently. Because it’s a NATO seller, we farm out the work to other countries. However, they build the components to American drawings, design and specifications…just like we did with the F-16. It’s assembled, and tested here in Fort Worth….I see it every day. This was not an option for the F-22. F-22 is a domestic aircraft only. Bottom line…it’s all American ingenuity and design.

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