F-35B Lightning II Conducts Operations Aboard USS America (LHA 6)


PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 7, 2016) — An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft prepares for landing on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). During the third and final F-35B developmental test phase (DT-III), the aircraft is undergoing envelope expansion via a series of launches and recoveries in various operating conditions such as high sea states and high winds. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez/Released)

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