Lightning Bolts Out Over Texas

October 2008
Armada International;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p70
The article reports that the fourth Lockheed Martin Lightning II aircraft, an F-35B short take-off/vertical landing variant, has rolled-out from the company's Fort Worth, Texas facility in August 2008. It is noted that the F-35B version of the aircraft has entered into a period of systems checks before its maiden flight which is planned in early-2009. A series of ground tests will also be conducted on the aircraft.


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