F-35A 07-0744/‘ED’ is marked with the number plate of the 461 st Flight Test Squadron on its tail fins. The aircraft is seen over one of the Edwards AFB ranges during a test flight.
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 takes off from the deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 15, 2013.
Production standard US Marine Corps F-35B BuNo 168313/‘VK13', currently assigned to the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, releases a GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb from the internal weapons bay against a fixed target located in a test range on October 29, 2013.
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 is cleared for short take-off from the deck of the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 20, 2013. BF-01 and its sister BF-05 deployed aboard the Wasp for the second phase of ship suitability sea trials, also known as developmental test phase two (DT-II).
F-35B test aircraft BF-01 comes in for a vertical landing aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) on August 19, 2013 during DT-II. The second phase of ship suitability sea trials expanded the F-35B's operational envelope around the ship in short take-off/vertical landing mode.
The first F-35C production aircraft BuNo 168733/'NJ101 ’ at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, with its wings folded.
The US Navy welcomed its first F-35C production aircraft BuNo 168733/‘NJ101 ’ at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on June 24, 2013. The aircraft is being used for F-35 pilot and maintainer training.