8 janvier 2012 7 08 /01 /janvier /2012 13:23
This video was made in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia.
These are the latest sea trials of the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL's and STO's in a three week period.
The USS Wasp is an amphibious assault ship designed to embark a Marine Expeditionary Unit.
It is capable of simultaneously supporting rotary and fixed wing STOVL aircraft and amphibious landing craft operations.
For this test deployment the USS Wasp was outfitted with special instrumentation to support and measure the unique operating environment as the F-35B conducted short takeoffs and vertical landings.