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    First test bombs dropped from HMS Queen Elizabeth’s F-35 Lightning fighter jets [Image 7 of 10]

    First test bombs dropped from HMS Queen Elizabeth’s F-35 Lightning fighter jets

    NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

    10.10.2018

    Courtesy Photo

    F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF   

    HMS Queen Elizabeths Air Weapons Party members LAET Jake Beer (L) and AET Corey Barras (R) Prepare a Paveway II Bomb overseen by AO2 Robert Little (CL) from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and LAET Matthew Dworakowski from the F35 Pax River ITF Weapons team. The first bombs to be dropped from F-35B Lightning II fighter jets conducting trials onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth of the U.S. eastern seaboard occurred Oct. 9, 2018, with inert GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided precision bombs, marking another significant milestone in the carrier’s trials.
    Royal Navy photo

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 10.10.2018
    Date Posted: 10.22.2018 16:36
    Photo ID: 4836888
    VIRIN: 181010-O-ZZ999-013
    Resolution: 3600x2825
    Size: 2.48 MB
    Location: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

    Web Views: 102
    Downloads: 30

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