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It's not a rumour anymore - F-35 coming to RIAT in the UK
"We are delighted to announce that the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter, will make aviation history this summer with its European debut at the Air Tattoo this July.
The Air Tattoo will be the first time the aircraft has been outside of the USA. It is our understanding that three examples of the F-35B, which utilises the short take-off/vertical landing capabilities once employed by the much loved Harrier, will be based at RAF Fairford for the event.
Two of the aircraft will be US Marine Corps examples whilst the third will be an RAF aircraft currently based at Eglin AFB, Florida. Demonstrating the 'hover' capability among other impressive manoeuvres, a single aircraft will take part in the flying display on all three days of the show."
And will, presumably, then stay for the following week, which is Farnborough International
Edited on Apr 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM · View previous versions