Archivi tag: STOVL

Marina Militare/ F-35B, con decollo corto e atterraggio verticale.


F-35B, It was made just 6 weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia. These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s & STO’s in a 3 week period. The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard. Neither of which happened. You will notice a sailor standing on the bow of the ship as the jet rotates. That was an intentional part of the sea trials. No catapult… No hook… It’s a new world out there! The shape and scope of warfare “worldwide” just changed.