Why The US Keeps Landing The F-35 On Risky Highways

Why The US Keeps Landing The F-35 On Risky Highways | World War Wings Videos

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A Risky Landing?

In this video, we are walked through the day-to-day operations of the US Military’s latest generation stealth fighter, the F-35 Lightning II. 

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In July 2006, the F-35 was christened the Lightning II after the iconic warplane P-38 Lightning. However, it’s not without controversies as this “trillion-dollar jet” was delayed and had been plagued by software glitches and financial overruns. 

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F-35Bs need shorter runways than other F-35s for landing, therefore roads are sometimes used. Also, since the aircraft is in an unsecured area, the process needs to go quickly.

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Since debris can be easily whipped up by the jet engines and can hurt personnel and other aircraft and equipment, roads also need to be cleared beforehand.

 

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