Aviation Photo #2756269 Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II - USA - Navy

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a VX-23 "Salty Dogs" F-35C launching off the waist of the USS Eisenhower during the second round of the jet's carrier suitability trials
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    SD-75
    Atlantic Ocean
    Virginia
    USA
    October 2015
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Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice shot!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Is it just an optical illusion, or are both rudders deflected inward? And if they are, what's the purpose for that? I can't recall ever seeing that before. Any insight would be great!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Nice, detailed shot. Interesting to see these pics from early careers of airplanes! The rudders are deflected inwards to help to pitch the nose up. F-18 uses similar trick, so it is nothing unique for F-35.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Interesting that it appears to be using only Mil power for a catapult launch.
Wisconsin, USA
2 years ago
Don't understand why we invested in this sub-par vehicle
40   Victoria, Australia
1 year ago
nice

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