VOTD: F-35B Ski Jump Launch


The F-35 Lightning II (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter or JSF) is a multirole aircraft project conceived and developed by the Pentagon since 1996 by manufacturer Lockheed Martin, with the principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems.

Launched with the idea to equip the same device three air components of the US military (USAF, US Navy and US Marine Corps), a NATO dozen were invited to participate in its funding and its realization. This aircraft should be produced to over 2,000 copies and distributed mainly in the United States, Canada and the UK. (h/t Youtube)


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