First UK F-35 Delivery Ceremony

On July 19, 2012, the United Kingdom took delivery of its first F-35 Lightning II jet during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. The jet, BK-1, is an F-35B STOVL model.

  • Tregowan 3y

    Lightning II took the podium and gave a short speech, without notes, to the gathered media.
  • chuklit 3y

    . . unbelievably awesum and owt of this world ! x
  • syllogos1 3y

    ..Αnd that is the end of European aerospace industry!!!
  • Balsaboy1 3y

    syllogos1, how? the back end of the f35 is being built in the UK, and the avionics were designed in the UK, as was half of the stealth systems...
  • robbish_uk 3y

    Balsaboy1, that's good, but syllogos has a point tho' especially with this government in charge. As long as the UK has a decent input and does not get pressure from the US to water down the input, then that's fine. Its unlikely, but the USA could become less of an ally in the future and then where would we be? We need the skills in this country. Plus we need to be able to export whole aircraft to othet nations to earn money to thrive. Selliing to Saudi does not appeal to me that much, but it keeps people in jobs and creates expertise.
  • Oliver Fish 3y

    This is an amazing shot of a truly awesome aircraft
  • balboy 3y

    With a name like Lightning, it has a lot to live up to. We shall see if hype matches reality.
  • Dave McAlister 3y

    How many of them will we be getting?
  • Luís Henrique de Moraes Boucault PRO 3y

    Very nice shot! Well done!
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Taken on July 19, 2012
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