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Photo Tribute To The F35 Lightening II Fighter

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, or Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is a single-seat, single-engine, multi-role stealth fighter with awesome capabilities. This aircraft was created to play a central role in the United States’ air dominance strategy in the upcoming decades, and although some fighters have been delivered, they are still in the testing phases. The F-35 is classified as a 5th Generation fighter, and it features a range of technological advancements that give it a significant advantage over 4th Generation aircraft and other threats.

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Photo Tribute To The F35 Lightening II Fighter

  1. 1. MPC  Presents:  A  Poster  Documentary  of  the   Lockheed  Mar8n  F-­‐35  Lightning  II   Photograph  by  US  Marine  Corps  Sergeant  Mallory  S.  VanderSchans,  August  27,  2013.  General  James  F.  Amos  watches  the  F-­‐35’s  tesIng  aboard  the  USS  Wasp.  
  2. 2. The  Lockheed  MarIn  F-­‐35  Lightning   II,  or  Joint  Strike  Fighter  (JSF),  is  a   single-­‐seat,  single-­‐engine,  mulI-­‐role   stealth  fighter  with  awesome   capabiliIes.  This  aircraR  was   created  to  play  a  central  role  in  the   United  States’  air  dominance   strategy  in  the  upcoming  decades,   and  although  some  fighters  have   been  delivered,  they  are  sIll  in  the   tesIng  phases.  The  F-­‐35  is  classified   as  a  5th  GeneraIon  fighter,  and  it   features  a  range  of  technological   advancements  that  give  it  a   significant  advantage  over  4th   GeneraIon  aircraR  and  other   threats.   Photograph  by  US  Air  Force  Staff  Sergeant  Joely  SanIago,  July  14,  2011.     The  first  F-­‐35  headed  to  USAF  Service.   Lockheed  MarIn  is  the  prime  contractor,  with  assistance  from  principal  partners  Northrop   Grumman  and  BAE  Systems.  PraZ  and  Whitney  builds  the  F-­‐35’s  incredibly  powerful  F135   propulsion  system.  Nine  partner  naIons-­‐-­‐the  United  States,  Australia,  Canada,  Denmark,  Italy,   the  Netherlands,  Norway,  Turkey,  and  the  United  Kingdom-­‐-­‐are  involved  in  the  development  of   this  aircraR,  with  the  United  States  playing  the  lead  role.  All  of  these  factors  make  the  F-­‐35  the   biggest  weapons  program  in  history.  This  poster  documentary  features  stunning,  high  resoluIon   images  by  U.S.  Air  Force,  Navy,  and  Marine  Corps  photographers—each  slide  would  make  an   excellent  print  or  wallpaper!  
  3. 3. Photograph  by  US  Air  Force  Master  Sergeant  John  Nimmo,  Sr.,  May  16,  2013.  An  F-­‐35A  Lightning  II  maneuvers  into  posiIon  to  refuel  with  a  KC-­‐135  Stratotanker.   As  an  advanced  stealth  fighter,  the  F-­‐35’s  primary  purpose  is  to  aZack  precision  targets  guarded  by  air  defense  networks.   The  F-­‐35’s  stealth  comes  from  its  design—it  has  internal  weapons  bays,  divertless  engine  intakes,  aligned  surfaces,  special   materials,  and  other  low-­‐observable  characterisIcs  that  allow  it  to  remain  undetected.  
  4. 4. Photograph  by  US  Air  Force  Staff  Sergeant  Joely  SanIago,  January  11,  2012.  An  F-­‐35  is  escorted  by  two  Marine  F/A-­‐18  Hornets  as  it  flies  towards  Eglin  Air  Force  Base.   The  versaIle  F-­‐35  Lightning  II  will  eventually  replace  aging  fighter  jets  such  as  the  General  Dynamics  F-­‐16,  Fairchild-­‐Republic   A-­‐10  Thunderbolt  II,  McDonnell  Douglas  F/A-­‐18  Hornet,  and  the  McDonnell  Douglas  AV-­‐8B  Harrier  II.  
  5. 5. Photograph  by  US  Air  Force  Master  Sergeant  Donald  Allen,  May  14,  2013.  US  Air  Force  F-­‐35As  from  the  58th  Fighter  Squadron,  33rd  Fighter  Wing,  fly  in  formaIon.   FormaIons  of  F-­‐35s  are  networked,  and  capable  of  exchanging  informaIon  between  aircraR  without  emihng  signals  that   could  be  jammed  or  intercepted.  Data  is  also  immediately  shared  with  commanders  on  the  ground  and  at  sea.  
  6. 6. Photograph  by  US  Air  Force  Senior  Airman  Julianne  Showalter,  April  23,  2009.  An  F-­‐35  Lightning  II  test  aircraR  banks,  sending  contrails  streaming  off  the  wings.   The  F-­‐35’s  cockpit  features  a  panoramic  touchscreen  display  that  fills  the  enIre  instrument  panel.  On  the  outside,  an   Electro-­‐OpIcal  Distributed  Aperture  System  uses  sensors  and  cameras  to  project  the  views  of  behind  and  below  onto  the   helmet’s  visor,  which  gives  pilots  a  360  degree  view  of  their  surroundings.  
  7. 7. Photograph  by  US  Navy  Mass  CommunicaIons  Specialist  Seaman  Andrew  Rivard.  Lieutenant  Colonel  Fred  Schenk  liRs  an  F-­‐35B  off  the  flight  deck  of  the  USS  Wasp.   The  F-­‐35  comes  in  3  variants:  the  F-­‐35A  convenIonal  takeoff  and  landing  (CTOL),  F-­‐35B  short  takeoff/verIcal  landing   (STOVL),  and  F-­‐35C  carrier  variant  (CV).  The  wide  shape  of  all  F-­‐35s  is  dictated  by  the  need  to  incorporate  a  liR  fan  into  the   F-­‐35B,  which  allows  it  to  hover.  F-­‐35Cs  have  have  enhanced  landing  gear  and  are  catapulted  from  aircraR  carriers.  
  8. 8. Photograph  by  US  Marine  Corps  Sergeant  Tyler  L.  Main.  An  F-­‐35B  Lightning  II  tests  its  capabiliIes  on  the  USS  Wasp  off  the  coast  of  North  Carolina.   The  F-­‐35’s  combinaIon  of  superior  stealth,  advanced  avionics,  speed,  and  agility  make  it  a  true  mulI-­‐role  fighter.  It  excels  at   air-­‐to-­‐surface  combat,  electronic  aZacks,  intelligence  gathering,  and  air-­‐to-­‐air  combat,  among  other  funcIons.  More  than   100  F-­‐35s  have  been  built  already,  and  by  2037  the  USA  plans  to  have  2,443  F-­‐35s  in  service.  
  9. 9. Metalphoto  Technology’s  Small  Role  on  the   F-­‐35  Lightning  II   MPC  is  proud  to  have  served  the  Aerospace  and  Defense  industries  for  over  50  years.  We  are  thrilled   that  Metalphoto  anodized  aluminum,  our  most  durable  material,  is  used  for  component  labels  on  the   F-­‐35  Lightning  II!  This  astonishing  aircraR—and  Metalphoto—is  built  to  withstand  incredibly  harsh   condiIons.  Metalphoto  has  been  tested  against  harsh  chemicals  such  as  kerosene  and  JP-­‐4  jet  fuel  -­‐  as   well  as  temperatures  up  to  650  degrees.  Here  is  a  glimpse  into  how  the  Metalphoto  technology  works.   We're  incredibly  proud  to  provide  a  small  piece  of  the  technology  that  makes  the  F-­‐35  fighter  possible.   MPC  serves  the  following   industries:   •  Aerospace   •  Defense   •  Marine  and  Shipbuilding   •  Architecture   •  Energy   •  Heavy  Equipment   •  Industrial  Engines  and  Pumps   •  Manufacturing   •  TransportaIon  and  Shipping   •  Medical   •  Professional  Audio  Equipment  
  10. 10. Photograph  By  US  Air  Force  Master  Sergeant  John  Nimmo,  Sr.,  May  16th,  2013.  F-­‐35s  In  FormaIon  Over  Florida.   We  hope  you  enjoyed  our  Poster  Documentary  of  the  Lockheed  MarIn  F-­‐35  Lightning  II.  Let's  give  a   big  thanks  to  these  photographers  in  the  Armed  Forces  for  taking  such  incredible  pictures  and   releasing  them  to  the  public!  
  11. 11. Works  Consulted   !  Gertler,  Jeremiah.  F-­‐35  Joint  Strike  Fighter  (JSF)   Program.  Washington  D.C.:  Congressional   Research  Service,  2014.  Print.   !  Lockheed  MarIn.  “F-­‐35  Lightning  II”.  Web.   October  3,  2014.   !  Unites  States  Air  Force.  “The  Official  Homepage   of  the  United  States  Air  Force”.  Web.  October  3,   2014.   !  Unites  States  Marine  Corps.  “The  Official   Website  of  the  Unites  States  Marine  Corps”.   Web.  October  3,  2014.   !  United  States  Navy.  “The  Official  Website  of  the   United  States  Navy.”  Web.  October  3,  2014.   !  Wikipedia.  “The  Lockheed  MarIn  F-­‐35   Lightning  II”.  Web.  October  3,  2014. Lockheed_MarIn_F-­‐35_Lightning_II   !  Winchester,  Jim.  Modern  Military  Aircra=.  New   York:  Chartwell  Books  Inc,  2014.  Print.   Photographers   !  US  Marine  Corps  Sergeant  Mallory  S.   VanderSchans   !  US  Air  Force  Master  Sergeant  John   Nimmo,  Sr.   !  US  Air  Force  Staff  Sergeant  Joely   SanIago   !  US  Air  Force  Master  Sergeant  Donald   Allen   !  US  Air  Force  Senior  Airman  Julianne   Showalter   !  US  Navy  Mass  CommunicaIons   Specialist  Seaman  Andrew  Rivard   !  US  Marine  Corps  Sergeant  Tyler  L.   Main