VIDEO: KC-130 refuels F-35B prototype

Lockheed Martin has released a nice video showing a KC-130 probe-and-drogue refueling the second F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) prototype named BF-2. The refueling tests are essential before BF-1 can be flown to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, from Fort Worth, Texas. BF-1 is still scheduled to complete the first vertical landing in late September or early October, although one flight test pilot said November is also a possibility. 


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2 Responses to VIDEO: KC-130 refuels F-35B prototype

  1. B. Bolsøy 17 August, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Nice leading edge flap movement at 0:44 there.

    B. Bolsøy

  2. Matthew G. Saroff 18 August, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    Virgin no more.

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