Aviation Photo #1368406 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II - USA - Air Force

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Lightning 01 on short final to Runway 17 after returning from an aerial refueling test flight.
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    Brandon Thetford
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
    Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
    Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
    Lockheed Martin
    Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB)
    March 12, 2008
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9 years ago
Great picture. But I've been working on the program for many years now, and I still can't find a complimentary angle on it. It's just plain ugly. Early models of McDonnell's F-4 were ugly like this...and it got prettier as it aged. One can only hope the Lightening II is as fortunate.
8 years ago
I'm agree with you: This arcraft is not so pretty... Marcel Dassault said: "A nice arcraft is an arcraft who flight well" and always made nice birds... Lockheed spy team never heard it ? I hope for F35' pilots Mr Dassault was sometime in error ...
5 years ago
I don't see how this plane is ugly. I think it looks really elegant in my opinion. I think we can all agree though that the Lockheed version is way better looking than the Boeing concept. Now that was a look that only a mother could love.
5 years ago
It is chubby and has proportionally small wings, but hey, I like it!

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