This May Be the Coolest Night Landing Scene In the History of AviationS

The US Marine Corps, they kick ass. Because they are amazing and because they are badass and because their pilots ride Veritech VF-1 Valkyries, as this night shot clearly shows.

OK, it's not a Veritech VF-1 Valkyrie, it's an AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 311 landing vertically on the deck of the USS Essex on March 6. But the image is so bloody amazingly cool that it can be a VF-1, ok? [US Marine Corps]

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garry J. Welch.