Royal Air Force & Navy F-35s

The first international F-35 Lightning II rolls out of the factory on November 20th, 2011. The United Kingdom MoD will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests. [Lockheed Martin photo by Randy Crites]


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  • Aircraft Database: F-35 # BK-01

    Final assembly started on October 26th, 2009. Roll out took place during Sunday evening on November 20th, 2011. First flight by Bill 'Giggs' Gigliotti at the control on April 13th, 2012.

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