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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, performs a pass Oct. 1, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. F-35s are capable of reaching speeds of 1,200 mph or Mach 1.6, almost twice the speed of sound.
 

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, flies Oct. 1, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35’s engine yields 43,000 pounds of thrust and consists of a single stage high-pressure turbine, a 3-stage fan, an annular combustor, a 6-stage compressor and a 2-stage low-pressure turbine.
 
Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez

Two F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing, prepare to land Oct. 1, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35’s electronic sensors contain an electro-optical distributed aperture system, which increases pilot’s situational awareness for the space surrounding the aircraft, enhancing missile and aircraft warning, and day and night vision.