VIDEO: History of the F-35 by Skunk Works inventor (3 parts)

The DEW Line is pleased to offer a three-part video showing a fascinating (albeit poorly-lit), 1hr lecture on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, presented last week by Skunk Works engineer Paul Bevilaqua at Johns Hopkins University’s applied physics laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. 

Bevilaqua is credited with the invention of Lockheed Martin’s shaft-driven lift-fan, the core technology allowing the short-takeoff-vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B. The first part of the lecture is below, and click on the jump to view the other two parts.



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3 Responses to VIDEO: History of the F-35 by Skunk Works inventor (3 parts)

  1. Bjørnar Bolsøy 22 March, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Nothing beats hearing it from the horses mouth, excellent work!

    B. Bolsøy

  2. sokala 24 March, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    Yea, great design. Guess that’s why the government came to Boeing in the weeks after it lost to Lockheed to offer to have Boeing build their system and have them incorporate it into the Lockheed aircraft. Boeing told them to stick it.

  3. Jimmy Carlson 6 August, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    You have an awesome blog! Keep up the good work. I found you on Yahoo.

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