September 19 fighter F-35B (test pilot Lt. Kristofert Tabert (Christopher Tabert) performed by Atlantic flight with close combat missiles AIM-9X Sidewinder, reports ADNews September 28.
The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effects of stress on the flying characteristics of the aircraft. Missiles were hung on the outer underwing nodes fighter.
F-35B is a variant of the joint strike fighter F-35 and is designed to equip aircraft U.S. Marine Corps, Navy and England and Italy. Plane capable of doing short takeoff and vertical landing, drink deck amphibious ships, aircraft carriers also filled with the takeoff ramps and expeditionary airfields. Prior to adopting the F-35B tested on aviastantsii Patuxent River (Maryland).