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Stories about: F-35 Lightning II

When the Lightning and Falcons of the 354th FW Come Out to Play, the World Should Tremble
When the Lightning and Falcons of the 354th FW Come Out to Play, the World Should Tremble

26 Jul 2022, 08:39 UTC / A large part of the F-35A Lightning II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fleet of the 354th Fighter Wing routinely comes out for elephant walks

 
Kaiju F-35 Lightning Emerges From the Mist, Ready to Find Jaegers
Kaiju F-35 Lightning Emerges From the Mist, Ready to Find Jaegers

2 Jul 2022, 23:58 UTC / F-35 Lightning II flown by the plane's demo team commander is seen here during a performance at the She Flies with Her Own Wings in Oregon

 
Ending the F-22 Raptor's Production Was a Very Smart Move, Despite What Fanboys Say
Ending the F-22 Raptor's Production Was a Very Smart Move, Despite What Fanboys Say

13 Jun 2022, 20:40 UTC / In many ways, the F-22 Raptor is like the P-51 Mustang of the modern era. A "Cadillac of the sky" prize fighter doubt pinned up on many bedroom walls

 
Soon-to-Be Replaced T-38 Talon Flies With the Big Bad Boys, Shows It Still Has It
Soon-to-Be Replaced T-38 Talon Flies With the Big Bad Boys, Shows It Still Has It

14 May 2022, 00:12 UTC / A T-38 Talon training aircraft is seen here flying alongside two F-35 Lightning IIs at the beginning of April. The Talons will soon be replaced by the Red Hawks

 
F-35 Lightning Has Doctor Strange Vibes, Looks Like It Sneaks In From the Multiverse
F-35 Lightning Has Doctor Strange Vibes, Looks Like It Sneaks In From the Multiverse

10 May 2022, 08:30 UTC / F-35 Lightning II is seen here during a flight at the Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas, has some Doctor Strange vibes to it

 
F-35 Lightnings Fly Like They Mean Business, Can You See That Pilot Wave?
F-35 Lightnings Fly Like They Mean Business, Can You See That Pilot Wave?

8 May 2022, 00:12 UTC / Two F-35A Lightning IIs flying out of a British base are seen here flying over the North Sea during a refueling mission in April

 
Massive Pack of F-35 Lightnings Ready to Take Off Is the Definition of Air Force Cool
Massive Pack of F-35 Lightnings Ready to Take Off Is the Definition of Air Force Cool

21 Apr 2022, 14:22 UTC / No less than 42 F-35A Lightning IIs deployed with the 354th Fighter Wing are seen here on the runway of the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska

 
F-35 Lightning II Goes for the Unnatural Way to Refuel
F-35 Lightning II Goes for the Unnatural Way to Refuel

12 Apr 2022, 07:29 UTC / F-35 Lightning II is seen here on the floor of the Kadena Air Base in Japan, as it was performing a hot pit refueling operation

 
Lightning Likes to Strike in Packs, Such Events to Become More Common
Lightning Likes to Strike in Packs, Such Events to Become More Common

8 Apr 2022, 23:18 UTC / Four F-35 Lightning IIs are seen here during a routine mission over the Pacific Ocean at the beginning of March, proof of how important these planes have become

 
Raptor, Viper, Lightning and Thunderbolt Meet Mustangs for Epic Show of Military Might
Raptor, Viper, Lightning and Thunderbolt Meet Mustangs for Epic Show of Military Might

30 Mar 2022, 11:21 UTC / In the first days of March, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona was where modern and old aircraft came together for air show training

 
Marine Black Sheep Squadron Drops AV-8B Harriers, Picks Up F-35 Lightning IIs
Marine Black Sheep Squadron Drops AV-8B Harriers, Picks Up F-35 Lightning IIs

29 Mar 2022, 08:38 UTC / The re-christened Marine Fighter Squadron 214 Black Sheep makes the transition from AV-8B Harrier to fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II

 
Two F-35 Lightning IIs Flexed Muscles Over Europe Just as War Was About to Start
Two F-35 Lightning IIs Flexed Muscles Over Europe Just as War Was About to Start

20 Mar 2022, 00:16 UTC / Two F-35A Lightning IIs deployed with the 495th Fighter Squadron, the Valkyries, are seen here flying over the UK two days before Russia invaded Ukraine

 
Two of These Four F-35s Are Not American, Can You Spot Them?
Two of These Four F-35s Are Not American, Can You Spot Them?

19 Mar 2022, 00:18 UTC / Two American F-35s are seen here performing a training mission with an equal number of Dutch F-35s over Europe back in February

 
U.S. Navy Finds an F-35 Lightning II on the Bottom of the South China Sea, Recovers It
U.S. Navy Finds an F-35 Lightning II on the Bottom of the South China Sea, Recovers It

4 Mar 2022, 09:25 UTC / The U.S. Navy says it recovered this week the wreckage of the F-35C Lightning II that fell off the deck of the USS Carl Vinson back in January

 
These Are the Flowing Shapes of a F-35 Lightning II Lurking in the Dark
These Are the Flowing Shapes of a F-35 Lightning II Lurking in the Dark

3 Mar 2022, 10:20 UTC / USAF photo gives a detailed look at a F-35 Lightning II taxiing for takeoff in Utah, plane belongs to the 388th Fighter Wing

 
F-35 Lightning II Looks All Serene Heading for Asia’s Largest Airshow
F-35 Lightning II Looks All Serene Heading for Asia’s Largest Airshow

27 Feb 2022, 01:34 UTC / A F-35A Lightning II deployed with the 356th Fighter Squadron is seen here heading for the Singapore Airshow that took place last week

 
There Is Lightning on the Ground as F-35s Do an Elephant Walk
There Is Lightning on the Ground as F-35s Do an Elephant Walk

22 Feb 2022, 10:00 UTC / Four F-35A Lightning IIs deployed with the 421st Fighter Squadron of the 388th Fighter Wing are seen here doing an elephant walk in Nevada

 
This Is the 900th Partial Shell of an F-35 Lightning II That Will Ever Be Made
This Is the 900th Partial Shell of an F-35 Lightning II That Will Ever Be Made

17 Feb 2022, 10:42 UTC / Defense contractor delivers the 900th center fuselage for the F-35 Lightning II, production is not even half way through to the end goal

 
Valkyries F-35A Lightning II Displays Its Might Over Europe, Skies Are Friendly There
Valkyries F-35A Lightning II Displays Its Might Over Europe, Skies Are Friendly There

11 Feb 2022, 12:33 UTC / F-35A Lightning II, one of the first to have been deployed with an American military unit based in Europe, is seen here taking flight at RAF Lakenheath

 
Leaked Video Shows F-35 Crash on USS Carl Vinson Deck, Fall Into South China Sea
Leaked Video Shows F-35 Crash on USS Carl Vinson Deck, Fall Into South China Sea

8 Feb 2022, 12:53 UTC / Video leaked by an unknown source shows the last moments of a U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II that crashed into the South China Sea in January