F-35 Technical Photos

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    A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II undergoes static testing at BAE Systems' Structural & Dynamic Test Laboratory in Brough, England. The testing was completed five months ahead of schedule and validated that the jet's airframe can withstand aerodynamic forces 50 percent beyond design limits. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    CG-1, the ground test article for the Lockheed Martin F-35 carrier variant, is positioned for its final drop test at Vought Aircraft Industries in Dallas on June 9th, 2010. The series of drop tests were designed to mimic landing conditions on a carrier deck and resulted in no load exceedances or structural issues. Completion of the drop testing clears the way for carrier landing testing and shipboard testing at high sink rates. [Vought Aircraft Industries photo]
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    The Joint Strike Fighter FMS includes a high-fidelity 360-degree visual display system and a reconfigurable cockpit that simulates all three aircraft variants for U.S. and international partner services. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    The Joint Strike Fighter FMS includes a high-fidelity 360-degree visual display system and a reconfigurable cockpit that simulates all three aircraft variants for U.S. and international partner services. [Lockheed Martin photo]
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    TSgt. Jeff Taggart, of Det. 19, 372nd Training Squadron, maneuvers the training weapon underneath the recently delivered F-35 Lightning II Weapons Loading Trainer. Navy PO1. Greg Steiner, of the 359th Training Squadron, guides it into its permanent home at the 33rd FW's Academic Training Center. Eric Litton, a Lockheed Martin weapons instructor, monitors Marine Sgt. Joel Perkins, of the 359th Training Squadron, directing Joint Tech Data procedures utilizing the Portable Maintenance Aid (laptop). Capt. Mike Byrd, of the ATC staff, evaluates the load process. The ATC is the schoolhouse of the F-35 Integrated Training Center for pilot and maintenance Joint Strike Fighter training in all three of Department of Defense aircraft variants. [USAF photo by Samuel King Jr.]
  • CATbird
    Cooperative Avionics Test Bed (more commonly known as CATB or CATBird), has been the test platform for all F-35 software upgrades before the updates are released to the global F-35 fleet. Taken on May 25th, 2010 the aircraft is a modified B-737 registered N35LX. [Lockheed photo]
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    Weapons are pit drop tested before they are released from an F-35 in flight. Here you can see the weapon is in midair. [Lockheed photo]
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    Weapons are pit drop tested before they are released from an F-35 in flight. Here you can see the weapon is in midair. [Lockheed photo by Paul Weatherman]