F-35B

F-35B Lightning II Performs First Night shipborne rolling vertical landing Aboard HMS Prince of Wales

F-35B Lightning II Performs First Night shipborne rolling vertical landing Aboard HMS Prince of Wales

F-35B first night shipborne rolling vertical landing aboard HMS Prince of Wales An F-35 Lightning II test pilot performed the… Read More

4 months ago

First shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Prince of Wales by F-35B

F-35B aboard HMS Prince of Wales An F-35 Lightning II test pilot performed the first roll-on landing of an F-35B… Read More

4 months ago

F-35 Lightning II moves closer to full-rate production after successful Joint Simulation Environment testing

F-35 Lightning II closer to full-rate production thanks to JSE The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland… Read More

4 months ago

USAF Avionics Specialist explains why the US Military struggled to find Missing F-35 Crash Site

‘The F-35B airframe worked as advertised. There were and is no mythical master signal that all aircraft have when they… Read More

5 months ago

VMFA-214 Black Sheep F-35B Lightning II strike fighters visit hometown of fighter ace Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Four USMC F-35Bs from VMFA-214 made a quick stop at Coeur d’Alene Airport. Coeur d’Alene is the hometown of World… Read More

9 months ago

Former Lockheed Martin Flightline Quality Assurance Manager explains why the first F-35s required chilled fuel if temperatures on the day of flight were above 80°F

‘The F-35 is the most advanced fighter jet to date in terms of technology and that requires a tremendous amount… Read More

10 months ago

Pentagon halts F-35, F135 engine deliveries Pending Texas F-35B Crash Investigation

Deliveries of both the F-35 stealth fighter and F135 engine are on hold as Naval Air Systems Command continues its… Read More

1 year ago

Video shows F-35B crash and 0-0 ejection at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth as result of failed hovering test

An image published on social media after the crash shows the F-35B Lightning II aircraft resting on its nose. The… Read More

1 year ago

Pentagon halts deliveries of the F-35 Lighting II after discovery of Chinese alloy used in Turbomachine Pumps of the engine of the Joint Strike Fighter

The Defense Department suspended deliveries of the fighters from prime contractor Lockheed Martin following the discovery of the alloy, used… Read More

1 year ago

USMC to reduce the number of F-35 Lightning II strike fighters in some squadrons

The USMC is not reducing the program or record of 420 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters. The US Marine Corps… Read More

2 years ago

Despite facing retirement within this decade, USMC AV-8B Harrier mission capable rate is now at 83 percent

The AV-8B Harrier Integrated Weapon Support Team total backorders have decreased by 75% over the last 3 years. Naval Supply… Read More

2 years ago

USS Tripoli amphibious assault ship completes Lightning Carrier Concept demo with 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters aboard (almost as many jets as on Chinese Carriers)

The Lightning Carrier concept demonstration shows that Tripoli and other amphibious assault ships are capable of operating as dedicated fixed-wing… Read More

2 years ago

VMA-214 re-designated as VMFA-214 as the squadron prepares to transition from the AV-8B to the F-35B marking the sundown for Harriers on the West Coast

As part of the transition from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35B Lightning II, VMA-214 was re-designated as VMFA-214. Marine… 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