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LRIP 2 F-35 makes first flight

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 12, 2011
F-35A AF-8

The first LRIP 2 (low rate initial production lot two) F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has flown, taking off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base on May 6.

The USAF bound F-35A, AF-8, is due to be the first F-35 delivered to Eglin Air Force Base later this year.

It’s first flight followed a day after the hand-over of the first production F-35 (AF-7) to the USAF on May 5.

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