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    First F-35s land aboard Italian navy ship [Image 4 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   

    Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Barry “Baz” Pilkington hovers in an F-35B alongside the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) as he prepares to cross over and vertically land aboard the carrier on March 1, 2021 following the successful landing by Marine Corps Maj. Brad “HJOP” Leeman. The vertical landings conducted by the two Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 pilots mark the first landing of an F-35 aboard ITS Cavour (CVH 550). The F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force is underway in the Atlantic to conduct F-35B Sea Trials aboard ITS Cavour over a multi-week testing period.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 03.01.2021
    Date Posted: 03.04.2021 12:23
    Photo ID: 6542489
    VIRIN: 210301-O-PF253-241
    Resolution: 3600x2400
    Size: 5.48 MB
    Location: US

    Web Views: 184
    Downloads: 54

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