X-35A

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    X-35A, #301 Joint Strike Fighter prototype with an F-16B Falcon chase from the 412th Test wing at Edwards Air Force Base. [LMTAS Photo]
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    X-35A, #301 with an F-16B Falcon chase from the 412th Test wing at Edwards AFB. The 412th is responsible for Air Force Development Testing. [LMTAS Photo]
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    X-35A JSF 003 [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35A speeds down a runway during taxi testing at Lockheeds Palmdale, California, plant. Over the weekend [LMTAS photo]
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    In final preparations for its first flight on Oct. 24th 2000, the X-35A runs its engine in full afterburner as the LM JSF team validates performance predictions of the P& W JSF F119-611 engine. [LMTAS photo]
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    The X-35A lifts off Oct. 24 on its 1st flight, initiating a rigorous flight-test schedule. Test pilot Tom Morgenfeld flew the aircraft from LMTAS Co. in Palmdale, Calif., to Edwards Air Force Base. [The X-35A lifts off Oct. 24 on its 1st flight, initiating a rigorous flight-test schedule. Test pilot Tom Morgenfeld flew the aircraft from LMTAS Co. in Palmdale, Calif., to Edwards Air Force Base.]
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    An F-35A JSF with its landing gear deployed. [unknown photographer]
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    The F-35A stealthy, supersonic multi-role fighter for the USAF [unknown photographer]
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    The F-35 seen in an undated photo.
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    Lockheed Martin's F-35 seen in an undated photo.
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    The F-35 seen in an undated photo.
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    The Joint Strike Fighter X-35A demonstrator aircraft climbing above the California desert during a November 2000 test flight. [LMTAS photo]