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PICTURES: Second RNLAF F-35 rolled out

Lockheed Martin has rolled out the second F-35A Joint Strike Fighter which will eventually be used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force for pilot and maintainer training.

Second RNLAF F-35A 

 Lockheed Martin

The conventional take-off and landing variant, airframe AN-2, will later be transferred to Eglin air force base in Florida to support the RNLAF's operational evaluation activities.

 RNLAF F-35A production

 Lockheed Martin

It will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground and flight tests later this year.

 First RNLAF F-35A

 Lockheed Martin

The RNLAF's first example of the stealthy fighter made its maiden sortie on 6 August last year. It could eventually acquire as many as 85 examples of the type.

Source: Flight International