Aviation Photo #2642374 Lockheed Martin X-35B - USA - Air Force

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This is the first X-35 and was originally the X-35A but later modified to include the shaft-driven lift-fan propulsion system (an example is on display behind the aircraft) for testing of the STOVL concept. This aircraft was the first in history to achieve a short takeoff, level supersonic dash and vertical landing in a single flight. Now on display at the Smithsonian NASM Udvar-Hazy Center.
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    Alastair T. Gardiner
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed Martin X-35B
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    Washington - Dulles International
    April 8, 2015
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