First UK F-35 Delivery Ceremony

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    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.

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    1. Tregowan 21 months ago | reply

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

    2. chuklit 21 months ago | reply

      . . unbelievably awesum and owt of this world ! x

    3. syllogos1 21 months ago | reply

      ..Αnd that is the end of European aerospace industry!!!

    4. Balsaboy1 21 months ago | reply

      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...

    5. robbish_uk 21 months ago | reply

      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.

    6. O.j.Fish 21 months ago | reply

      This is an amazing shot of a truly awesome aircraft

    7. balboy 21 months ago | reply

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

    8. Daviemac 21 months ago | reply

      How many of them will we be getting?

    9. Luís Henrique Boucault 18 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot! Well done!

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