US Marines F-35s

Lt. Col. J.T. 'Tank' Ryan, Marine VMFAT-501 detachment commander and F-35 pilot, delivers the first Marine Corps F-35C Lightning II #169031 a carrier variant to VFA-101 at Eglin AFB on January 13, 2015. Ryan flew the aircraft from the Lockheed Martin plant, Fort Worth, Texas, as the first of five Marine Corps F-35C model aircraft to be delivered to the VFA-101. [USAF photo by SSgt. Marleah Robertson]


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