Royal Navy returns to the strike carrier business with first F-35B landing

The Royal Navy is back in the strike carrier business as the first two F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters touched down on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth on September 25. Under the control of Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and RAF Squadron Leader Andy Edgell, the VSTOL aircraft landed on the deck of the supercarrier before taking off again using the ship’s ski jump on the first of more than 500 take-offs and landings scheduled over the next 11 weeks…
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