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robotpignet: “ A U. Navy Super Hornet assigned to the Dust Devils of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., conducts an interoperability test event with a Navy Lightning II joint.

The first F-35C landing on and launching off of a carrier were truly historic, albeit overdue, moments in combat aviation history. We have waited a long time to see what an F-35C looks like whizzing around the boat, so without further ado, here is all the best imagery and video available of the F-35C's monumental first week of initial ship trials:

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

An Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighter conducts a touch and go landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN

Not very stealthy: first image of F-35C carrying full load of weapons (externally).On Jan. 13, RAF Squadron Ldr. Andy Edgell flew first F-35C, the U.S. Navy’s carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, with external GBU-12s, AIM-9Xs air-to-air missiles and the centerline gun pod.Obviously, a radar-evading plane loses some of its stealthiness with such an external payload.Image credit: Andy Wolfe via Lockheed Martin

Naval version of Joint Strike Fighter Lockheed Martin II (Worst U. fighter ever?

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

An Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducts it's first arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN Nimitz is underway conducting routine training exercises.

F-35C During Weapons Testing

During Weapons Testing. Aircraft flies a test flight with external and near NAS Patuxent River, Maryland . Taken on August 2015 photo by Lockheed Martin.

F-35C & USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, that's our boys and girls!!

& USS Carl Vinson Trillion jet that doesn't do anything better except vertical takeoff from a new fleet of huge and expensive carriers

F-35C at Dusk by Lockheed Martin on Flickr.

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The 	 first F-35C landing on and launching off of a carrier were truly historic, albeit overdue, moments in combat aviation history. We have waited a long time to see what an F-35C looks like whizzing around the boat, so without further ado, here is all the best imagery and video available of the F-35C's monumental first week of initial ship trials:

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

Week One Of The Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

Week One Of The F-35C's Initial Ship Trials In Stunning Imagery

Two Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters conduct the first catapult launches aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN U. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Dane Wiedmann/Released

F-35C Development Test III | An F-35C Lightning II takes off… | Flickr

F-35C Development Test III | An F-35C Lightning II takes off… | Flickr

F-35C Spend billions on a new fleet of aircraft carriers, when the old ones were kept up to date Then a substandard vertical take off jet for 1.5 Trillion,

Spend billions on a new fleet of aircraft carriers, when the old ones were kept up to date Then a substandard vertical take off jet for Trillion,

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