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    F-35 History │ 200th Operational F-35 Lightning II Jet & Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Second F-35A [Image 310 of 403]

    F-35 History │ 200th Operational F-35 Lightning II Jet & Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Second F-35A

    FORT WORTH, TX, UNITED STATES

    11.30.2016

    Courtesy Photo

    U.S. Navy           

    Another F-35 Lightning II made history Tuesday, January 10, 2017, when the 200th operational jet rolled off the Fort Worth, Texas production line and arrived at Luke Air Force Base to join a fleet of 46 F-35As used to train international pilots. Aircraft AX-2 is the second jet built for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. Two more Japanese F-35As will head to Luke to join AX-1 and AX-2 at the training squadron, and the remainder of the 42 Japanese F-35 aircraft will be assembled at the Japan Final Assembly and Checkout Facility (FACO) in Nagoya, Japan. Currently, 380 F-35 pilots and 3,700 maintainers operate F-35 aircraft across 12 locations worldwide, already logging 75,000 flight hours ashore and on aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. F-35 photo by Beth Steel.

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    Date Taken: 11.30.2016
    Date Posted: 01.18.2017 01:13
    Photo ID: 3103630
    VIRIN: 161130-N-XJ020-001
    Resolution: 2837x1888
    Size: 2.7 MB
    Location: FORT WORTH, TX, US 

    Web Views: 180
    Downloads: 52

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