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Two F-35Cs fly together in program first

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 23, 2012
Two F-35C Joint Strike Fighters have flown in formation, a first for the program. (Lockheed Martin)

Two aircraft carrier-variant F-35C Joint Strike Fighters have flown together for the first time.

The test aircraft, CF-1 and CF-2, flew in formation for more than an hour after taking off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, Lockheed Martin says.

Three versions of the F-35 are being produced for the US military: the conventional takeoff and landing F-35A version for the Air Force, the vertical takeoff and landing F-35B for the Marine Corps and the carrier F-35C variant for the Navy.

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