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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Fools
Say what you will about the United States, but we do things no one else can.
Well lets see if you can do this.
The Royal Navy made history again over the weekend as an F-35B Lightning II VSTOL fighter conducted the first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) aboard the supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Under the control of BAE test pilot Peter "Wizzer" Wilson, the aircraft executed the highly skilled maneuver designed to allow the F-35B to land on the deck of a carrier while carrying a heavy load of fuel and weapons, without the need for arrestor cables
originally posted by: Zaphod58
It was one of their more insane ideas.