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The Harrier

English: A F-35B Lighting II maneuvers after a...

English: A F-35B Lighting II maneuvers after a vertical landing as the other variant approaches the flight deck for landing on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) on day thirteen of sea trials. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Harrier has come a long way.

This video link is fresh (for the public).
It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic,just off Newport News ( Hampton Roads), Virginia .
These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp.
They were very successful, with 74 VLs and STOs in a 3-week period. The media and the program critics had predicted that we would burn holes in the deck and wash sailors overboard. Neither of which happened.
You will notice a sailor standing on  the bow of the ship as the jet rotates. That was an intentional part of the sea trials.
No catapult…no hook…. It’s a new world out there!
The shape and scope of warfare  worldwide  just changed

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One comment on “The Harrier

    March 2, 2013

    yikes !


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