Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35s

  • AM-01
    The first F-35A Lightning II for Norway, designated as AM-01, on the production line in February of 2015. During the mate process major components of the aircraft are joined together to form the aircraft’s structure. AM-01 will then make its way down the assembly line and roll out of the factory for delivery to Norway in the fall of 2015. [Lockheed photo]
  • AM-01-001
    Technicians at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale (California) plant pose with the a the center fuselage for AM-01, the first F-35 joint strike fighter produced for Norway. The unit was completed on December 9th, 2014. [Northrop Grumman photo]
  • AM-01_002
    Technicians at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale (California) Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence conduct final quality inspections on the center fuselage for AM-01, the first F-35 joint strike fighter produced for Norway. The unit, completed on December 9th, 2014, will be mated with other major structural elements of the aircraft by F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin. [Northrop Grumman photo]
  • AM-01_003
    First F-35 Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces stood with weight on wheels for the first time on April 9th, 2015, a significant milestone for the jet as it moves down the production line at Lockheed Martin’s mile-long assembly plant in Fort Worth. AM-01 is due to roll out of the factory in late 2015, alongside sister ship AM-02. [Lockheed photo]
  • AM-01
    First F-35A for Norway (AM-01) was towed out of the Lockheed Martin F-35 main production facility in Fort Worth on August 19th, 2015. The aircraft will be delivered to Luke AFB later this year. [Lockheed photo by Randy A. Crites]
  • 5087
    RNoAF F-35A #5087 is being photographed during the roll-out ceremony at NAS Fort Worth on September 22nd, 2015. [Lockheed photo by Carl Richards]
  • AM-01
    The first F-35A for the Norwegian Armed Forces was rolled out in ceremonies on September 22nd, 2015 at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth. [LM Aero photo]
  • AM-01_001
    Norwegian Minister of Defence, Her Excellency Ine Eriksen Søreide, with the Norwegian Armed Force's first F-35A Lightning II, known as AM-01, at the Lockheed Martin F-35 production facility in Fort Worth. [Lockheed Martin photo]
  • 5088_001
    RNoAF F-35A #5088 flew for the first time on October 6th, 2015. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti was at the controls during the flight, which occurred at NAS Fort Worth and is scheduled to be flown to Luke AFB later this year for pilot training. [Photo by Angel DelCueto]
  • 5087_001
    RNoAF F-35A #13-5087 is taking off on its third flight from NAS Fort Worth on October 29th, 2015. [Photo by Keith Snyder]
  • 5087
    RNoAF F-35A #5087 on final for Luke AFB during delivery flight on November 10th, 2015. [Photo by Chris Kennedy]
  • 5088
    RNoAF F-35A #5088 on final for Luke AFB during delivery flight on November 10th, 2015. [Photo by Chris Kennedy]