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    First F-35s land aboard Italian navy ship [Image 3 of 10]

    First F-35s land aboard Italian navy ship

    UNITED STATES

    03.01.2021

    Photo by Kyra Helwick 

    F-35 Lightning II Pax River ITF   

    Marine Corps Maj. Brad “HJOP” Leeman, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, conducts a vertical landing in an F-35B aboard the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour. The landing marked the first time that an F-35 has landed aboard the carrier. Leeman and Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Barry “Baz” Pilkington, VX-23, conducted the fly-on of the two F-35B variants from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland to the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) March 1, 2021. The aircraft will be used by the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) and Italian Navy personnel for the F-35B Sea Trials aboard the carrier.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 03.01.2021
    Date Posted: 03.04.2021 12:22
    Photo ID: 6542487
    VIRIN: 210301-O-PF253-198
    Resolution: 3600x2400
    Size: 4.93 MB
    Location: US

    Web Views: 106
    Downloads: 38

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