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Video: Slow Motion Landing of F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

The following is an Oct. 9, 2015 slow motion video of a F-35C Lighting II, assigned to the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 “Salty Dogs” (VX-23), landing on the deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).

  • F-35 it slow and weak and not maneuverable. That F-35 overwhelmingly defeated. In normal if a dogfight F -35 Lightning defeated the F -18 Super Hornet already. Even expensive than F-18 Super hornet.

    • sferrin

      My god, the stupid, it burns.

      • In addition F-35 can not protect itself(not dogfight) already. And it can’t protect any infantry on the ground too.

  • In addition F-35 can not protect itself(not dogfight) already. It can’t protect the Infantry on the ground too.

  • USNVO

    It’s clear the tailhook to MLG distance is too short and it will never reliably catch the wire!

    So much for that theory.

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  • Jeff

    The photos from the arrival day (Oct 2) showed both aircraft. None of the photos I’ve seen between then and Oct 9 showed CF-05. It wasn’t on deck and it wasn’t shown flying. Was it below decks being repaired or was it flown back to shore? All of the photos during that period showed only CF-03. They’re easy to tell apart because CF-05 has red markings on the tail and CF-03’s are pale grey. Given that the Pentagon’s inspector general was very critical of serviceability of the F-35Bs used during the USMC’s trials earlier this year, it’s hard to avoid wondering what happened to CF-05 for a week.

  • Secundius

    23 October 2015, DID (Defense Industry Daily) say’s Canada. Is dropping out of the F/A-35 JSF Program, too…