Marine Corps’ F-35B proof of concept sea trials

Photo: Four F-35B Lightning II aircraft perform a flyover above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during the Lightning Carrier Proof of Concept Demonstration. LMCO/Andy Wolfe


Culminating the recent DT-III sea trials for the F-35B Lightning II, on November 19 the US Marine Corps operated 12 of the fighters from USS America, operating off the coast of southern California.

The demonstration included UK personnel from the Lightning Force and included aircraft from VMFA-121 and VMFA-211.

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