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New look for AF-1

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 15, 2010
AF-1's new fin flashes are revealed. (Lockheed Martin)
AF-1's new fin flashes are revealed. (Lockheed Martin)

JSF test aircraft F-35A AF-1, the first “optimised” A model F-35, has emerged from Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth sporting its robot applied paint coatings and new hand painted fin flashes on its vertical tails.

AF-1 had flown twice late last year before undergoing a period of ground testing, but is being prepared for its return to flight and being ferried to Edwards AFB for continued flight testing.

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New look for AF-1

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 15, 2010
AF-1's new fin flashes are revealed. (Lockheed Martin)
AF-1's new fin flashes are revealed. (Lockheed Martin)

JSF test aircraft F-35A AF-1, the first “optimised” A model F-35, has emerged from Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Final Finishes Facility at Fort Worth sporting its robot applied paint coatings and new hand painted fin flashes on its vertical tails.

AF-1 had flown twice late last year before undergoing a period of ground testing, but is being prepared for its return to flight and being ferried to Edwards AFB for continued flight testing.

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