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May 20, 2013

F-35B completes first vertical takeoff

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A Lockheed Martin F-35B Short Takeoff/Vertical Landing Lightning II test aircraft recently completed the first-ever Vertical Takeoff May 10 Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. VTOs are one of the many capabilities required for the fielding an F-35B aircraft.† While not a combat capability, VTOs are required for repositioning of the STOVL in environments where a jet could not perform a short takeoff.† In these cases, the jet, with a limited amount of fuel, would execute a VTO to travel a short distance. †




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