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Originally posted by MystikMushroom
That almost doesn't look real. That looks like a J.J. Abrams or Michael Bay movie scene!
It reminds me of a real-life Transformer.
I must own one for my daily commute!
Indeed. Its a great rip off of the Yak-141
Speaking at Eglin Air Force Base, Lt Cdr Tidball – who has 1,300 hours behind him in the cockpit of Harriers, followed by time flying the American F-18 Super Hornet – says the F35 is “a great aircraft to fly”. He continued: “It’s extremely responsive, it’s got a lot of thrust and the fly-by-wire control system makes the aircraft simple to fly. “My background is the Sea Harrier – a pilot’s aeroplane, a stick and rudder type aircraft. This takes away that sort of demand and frees up the ability of the pilot to operate the mission systems and sensors so that he can deploy the aircraft operationally, effectively.” The small British team are based with VMFAT 501 – Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, known as the Warlords, who were formed specially in 2010 to bring the F35 into service with the US Marine Corps.
I posted this on another thread, but it's pretty damn cool to watch, so reposting here for any to enjoy...
This is the carrier variant of the JSF, and really shows some major advances in VTOL technology.
Skip to about 30 seconds in to get to the takeoff.
This one also, has a lot of info