The fifth-generation British fighter F-35 Lightning for the first time landed on the aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, according to the Royal Navy (Navy) of Great Britain. The corresponding video is published on Twitter.
In a press release, the Navy notes that the planes were controlled by the pilots of the Royal Navy and the Air Force of Great Britain, and earlier fighters from the United States carried out landing on the British aircraft carrier. Joint readiness of aircraft and aircraft carrier is planned for 2021.
In August, the F-35B Lightning II short-take-off and vertical landing fighter landing on Queen Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth) was shown through the eyes of a pilot using the Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD).
In September 2018, the F-35B Lightning II for the first time successfully completed a vertical landing with a run on Queen Elizabeth.
By order of the Royal British Navy, Lockheed Martin equipped the F-35B Lightning II with a vertical landing system with mileage SRVL (Shipborne rolling vertical landing), which allows you to carry more weapons and fuel without the need to lighten the weight of the aircraft during landing (similar capabilities were obtained by the Soviet Yak-38 attack aircraft, British Harrier fighter and American convertible V-22 Osprey).
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