Aviation Photo #1304879 Boeing 737-330(CATB) - Lockheed Martin

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The CATB (Cooperative Avionics Test Bed) aicraft on final approach for a landing at the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Texas plant. The CATB is a modified Boeing 737-300 used to test the mission systems of the F-35 Lightning II. The external modifications include a sensor wing forward of the main wing, added structure on the top and at the bottom of the fuselage and a modified nose representing the F-35 nose. (Canon 350D + 100-400 L IS)
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    Tristan van der Vlugt
    Lockheed Martin
    Boeing 737-330(CATB)
    Boeing 737-300
    Boeing 737-300
    Boeing
    23528
    1290
    N35LX
    Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB)
    Texas
    USA
    December 7, 2007
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Comments (11)

Anonymous
9 years ago
Its funny that lockheed martin and bae systems own a boeing aircraft to do tests
Anonymous
9 years ago
I really like it. Looks so terrific. T.B.
Anonymous
9 years ago
The only thing missing is a pair of P&W F135 motors (although the Lightning II only needs one !)...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Do you expect Lockheed to use a C-5? I suppose a C-130 might work, but it's probably cheaper to use a 737 than to take a plane they were going to sell to do flight tests.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Omg it's the clown plane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
This 737 looks like its ready to kiss. Now, pucker up....... :D

f14dtomcat
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very cool to see a good picture of CATBird posted up here.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Pimp my plane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Xzibit in the captains seat!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Unique photo!
Anonymous
4 years ago
And the captain probably says when asked what he does for a living "I fly 737's."

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