Monday, 20 May 2013

F-35B makes first vertical takeoff

Lockheed Martin has revealed that an F-35B fighter jet made its first vertical takeoff on May 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This follows on the heels of its first verticalnight landing on April 2 at the same location. The vertical takeoff capability is designed for moving the strike fighter over short distances in an emergency when a runway isn't available, but it is not seen as a combat feature due to its heavy use of fuel... Continue Reading F-35B makes first vertical takeoff

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, F-35 JSF, Lockheed Martin, Marines

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