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fallenphoenix1986

Eventful week for the F-35

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First combat use by the US:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-marine-corps-f-35b-makes-first-air-strike-in-afg-452259/

First deck landing on the Queen Elizabeth:

Incidentally the same pilot made the last Harrier deck landing by the RN.

Can't find any articles yet but pics have started circulating on aviation forums:

https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/modern-military-aviation/147967-2018-f-35-news-and-discussion/page36

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-prepares-for-f-35b-carrier-trials-452238/

First crash (pilot got out unharmed):

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/military-plane-crash-beaufort-county-south-carolina-live-updates-2018-09-28/

Edited by fallenphoenix1986
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Feel for the guy who crashed it....how embarrassed is he gonna be.....on flip side...hes happy landing on QE eh ?...I would too,getting paid to fly the F35-B 

Cant wait to see her decks full of the jets and helos...

Edited by russouk2004

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