F-35B Ship Suitability Testing
The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing variant completed ship suitability testing aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) off the coast of Virginia in October 2011. Combined, F-35B test aircraft BF-2 and BF-4 accomplished 72 short takeoffs and 72 vertical landings during the three-week testing period.
No catapult… No hook…. It’s a new world out there!
The shape and scope of warfare worldwide just changed.