Here the X-35A is being converted to the X-35B. The X-35B features a unique shaft-driven lift fan that amplifies engine thrust and reduces temperature and velocity during STOVL operations. The JSF team successfully installed the shaft-driven lift fan in the JSF X-35B in less than three hours. [LMTAS photo]


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    Converted to the X-35B in a three month period. The aircraft was converted for VSTOL testing. Need to confirm when the aircraft began conversion.

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