F-35Bs

An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America. The highly diverse cadre of Pax River Integrated Test Force technicians, maintainers, engineers, logisticians, support staff and test pilots are embarked for the third and final developmental test phase of F-35B carrier suitability and integration.

An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America. The highly diverse cadre of Pax River Integrated Test Force technicians, maintainers, engineers, logisticians, support staff and test pilots are embarked for the third and final developmental test phase of F-35B carrier suitability and integration.

Comments

  1. It’s disappointing this variant became the central driver in JSF program. The USAF needed a new plane in large numbers to replace the F-16 and A-10. But their needs were placed on the back burner to accommodate this variant which arguably didn’t even need to be produced.

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