Latest Aviation News Defence & Security US F-35 FIGHTERS FLY FIRST EVER COMBAT MISSION

US F-35 fighters fly first ever combat mission

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28/09/2018 | 334 words
American F-35 stealth fighters have been used in a combat operation for the first time, officials said, marking a major milestone for the most expensive plane in history.Thursday's mission took place against Taliban targets in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, when the F-35s flew from the USS Essex amphibious assault ship.The planes deployed were the F-35B variant, used by the Marine Corps and capable of taking off from a short runway and landing vertically. The Air Force and Navy have their own models. "During this mission, the F-35B conducted an air (...)
 
 
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