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#4522592 - 05/27/20 04:22 PM Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot  
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#4522594 - 05/27/20 04:34 PM Re: Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot [Re: Marc]  
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#4522605 - 05/27/20 05:13 PM Re: Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot [Re: Marc]  
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I was under the understanding the carrier F35 takes off horizontally


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#4522607 - 05/27/20 05:21 PM Re: Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I was under the understanding the carrier F35 takes off horizontally

Do you mean vertically? I ask because that was horizontal. The Marine Corps F-35B are STOVL, which is Short Take Off/Vertical Landing, so they also take off horizontally, but can do it in a very short distance without a catapult. The Navy F-35C version uses a catapult like other Navy aircraft, and that's what this aircraft was.


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#4522612 - 05/27/20 05:42 PM Re: Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot [Re: Marc]  
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Yes, vertically. Like the plane in True Lies. I get the 2 mix up.


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#4522824 - 05/28/20 07:47 PM Re: Code Brown As This F-35C Sinks To Just Above The Waves After Taking A Low-Power Catapult Shot [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Yes, vertically. Like the plane in True Lies. I get the 2 mix up.



That's the AV/8B harrier. The F-35 V/STOL variant is the replacement for it, basically.


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