F-35B Lightning II

USAF B-1B, F-15Es and RAF F-35B conduct Joint Flypasts over RAF Lakenheath and RAF Duxford for Eighth Air Force 80th Anniversary

USAF B-1B, F-15Es and RAF F-35B conduct Joint Flypasts over RAF Lakenheath and RAF Duxford for Eighth Air Force 80th Anniversary

On Feb. 1, 2022 a RAF F-35B Lightning aircraft from RAF Marham joined a USAF B-1B Lancer and F-15 Strike… Read More

2 years ago

Twenty-Six F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are operating aboard US Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific amid heightened tensions between the US and China

This represents the largest assembly of deployed US naval F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters to date. Taken on Jan.… Read More

2 years ago

USS Tripoli recovers and launches the F-35B Lightning II Fifth Generation Fighter for the first time

USS Tripoli recovered an F-35 for the first time As the video in this post shows, an F-35B Lighting II… Read More

2 years ago

Three nations fighter aircraft launch from one aircraft carrier for first time in history

With British, American and Italian F-35B jets taking off from HMS Queen Elizabeth, this marked the first time that three… Read More

2 years ago

VMFA-211 F-35Bs Conduct Cross-Deck Operations from HMS Queen Elizabeth to USS Essex

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 cross-decked F-35B Lightning IIs from HMS Queen Elizabeth to the amphibious assault ship USS… Read More

2 years ago

The UK intends to purchase ‘around 60’ F-35B jets and then ‘maybe more up to around 80’, the First Sea Lord says

The British aspiration to buy 138 of the F-35B aircraft over the lifespan of the US-led programme is seen as… Read More

3 years ago

This JSF is the first USMC F-35B to undergo laser peening modifications needed to strengthen the airframes of the STOVL variant of the Lightning II

Experts will apply the high-tech procedure to select F-35B aircraft flown by the US Marine Corps, strengthening the frames of… Read More

3 years ago

VMA-311 deactivates as USMC retires iconic Harrier Jump Jet. Tomcats will reactivate as VMFA-311 operating the F-35C Lightning II.

Similarly, VMA-214 will begin flying the F-35B as VMFA-214. As shown by the photo in this post, Marine Attack Squadron… Read More

3 years ago

USMC F-35B crashes, KC-130J makes emergency landing after colliding during mid-air refueling

The F-35 pilot ejected safely while the KC-130 did a safe emergency landing. The pilot is now being treated for his… Read More

3 years ago

Cool video shows Warbirds arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor aboard USS Essex for the 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII

“Salute Their Service, Honor Their Hope” is the theme of the commemoration in Hawaii in recognition of the WWII veterans… Read More

4 years ago

VMFA-323 is carrying out USMC last deployment to an aircraft carrier for F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters

This will be the Marine Corps’ last deployment to an aircraft carrier for Hornets, which are being replaced after nearly… Read More

4 years ago

US Marine Corps does not have enough pilots to fly the F-35B

USMC Commandant Gen. David Berger has warned that his service does not have enough pilots to fly the F-35B. US… Read More

4 years ago

No, Lt. Col. Ralph Featherstone didn’t Buzz the Tower: Watch the Video of the F/A-18 flyover that Cost VMFA-225 Commander his Job

Featherstone didn’t perform any kind of insane stunt like the super low flyby performed by Maverick in Top Gun to… Read More

4 years ago

VMFA-225 CO fired for making Low-Level Pass during Unit’s F/A-18D Sundown Ceremony

VMFA-225 is currently making the transition from the F/A-18D Hornet to using the USMC new vertical takeoff fighter, the F-35B… Read More

4 years ago

USMC Aviator Becomes first Military Pilot to Hit 1,000 Flight Hours in F-35 Lightning II

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Brian W. Bann is currently assigned to the Defense Contract Management Agency at the Lockheed… Read More

4 years ago

This Photo of a VX-23 F-35B in “Beast Mode” Gives Major Autumn Vibes

The cool photo in this post features an F-35B Lightning II in ‘beast mode’ assigned to VX-23 Salty Dogs giving… Read More

4 years ago