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Originally posted by TheRanchMan
Wow. What an awesome piece of aeronautical technology. The first United States Military plane (used be the Unted States Marine Corps...OOHRAAH!) to be a VTOL plane, and now it has broken the record of largest payload. this plane is amazing! Unfortunately, the F-35 Lightning II has made this plane obsolete.
A combined QinetiQ, RAF and BAE Systems Air Test and Evaluation Centre (ATEC) team has achieved a new world record for total weight carried by an aircraft when launching from an aircraft carrier.