Not my best image but this is my first capture of the newest warplane in the U.S. Air Force, the F-35 Lightning II. And itís one of those rare days the city is covered with clouds. Taken from the ground during Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability. The F-35 has three main models; the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take-off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, the product of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin. The F-35 took its first flight on 15 December 2006. The United States plans to buy 2,443 aircraft. The F-35 variants are intended to provide the bulk of its tactical airpower for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy over the coming decades. (From Wikipedia)
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ikeharel (46944) 2014-01-30 7:47
Knowing your notion for airplanes shots, Eleu, i am sure you will have plenty more of this.
Stunning and most expensive craft made, long debates whether to go ahead and make it, but LMT made it through.
Impressive stuff, technology masterpiece craft.
danos (80252) 2014-01-30 8:10
nice the view of the the F-35 as outline on the cloudy sky.I like the close up view as the details we can see from it.Well done.
jacquest (17531) 2014-01-30 8:15
I think cost overruns have plagued this fighter from the start. Canada has, I think, resiliated it's contract for it. Looks like a beautiful plane though.
ruisc_pt (10251) 2014-01-30 10:12
Nice shoot Eleu.. as always.
nikkitta (10418) 2014-01-30 13:05
A true joy to admire this planes along with your informatives notes
fabbs99 (13475) 2014-01-30 23:16
Superb shot of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II i from you.Good sharpness and lights.Keep sharing.TFS.
mohammad_H (7940) 2014-01-31 8:12
Good recording time
Resolution and good light
Technology, but the human destruction
Have a nice evening
mirosu (10128) 2014-02-01 3:01
Do not complain, this is an excellent airplane photo, can even see the pilot. I like it. Superb use of your tele lens.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (22413)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-30 7:35