Building the Final Test USMC Aircraft
11/17/2010 – This slide show features shots of the final test USMC aircraft being built at the Lockheed Martin facility.
Credit: Lockheed Martin, September 5th, 2010
- Various shots taken in September 2010 feature the engine for the aircraft, and various shots of the panels, which allow ease of access to repair the aircraft.
- The test laptop, which is the testers variant of the laptop to be used by maintainers in the field, is featured as well.
- And SLD’s Robbin Laird is seen talking with Lockheed employees involved with the F-35B.
Ease of access and parts consolidation allow easier and more rapid maintenance of the aircraft compared to legacy aircraft.