F-35C First Formation Flight

Lockheed Martin Logo The first two Lockheed Martin F-35C carrier variant aircraft, CF-1 & CF-2, recently conducted their first formation flight. The F-35C is the largest of the three Lightning II variants with larger wings and horizontal tail surfaces, a strengthened tailhook for arrested landings, and a twin-wheel nose gear. Currently the US Navy and Marine Corps are the only definite operators of the F-35C. The UK switched their planned F-35B buy to the F-35C, but now it seems like they’ll be switching back to the F-35B STOVL model. Lockheed Martin released the following video of the formation flight:

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