Here’s a shot to start off your week: the first F-35C to be refueled by a KC-135 tanker while in flight. Jump below the fold for more info…..
Lockheed Martin sent out the shot Friday afternoon, with the following press release:
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 23, 2013 – On Aug. 20, an F-35 Lightning II carrier variant (CV) refueled from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 for the first time. With the completion of this test, the F-35C joins the A and B models in proving that all three variants of the F-35 can be refueled from a common tanker platform, despite different methods. The aircraft, known as CF-1, was piloted by Lt. Col. Patrick Moran. Earlier this month, the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy’s first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft squadron, completed its first flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
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