This F-35B's Vertical Night Landing Makes It Look Like a Badass UFO

On August 14th, the amazing, hovering F-35B made its first, vertical, at-sea night landing on the USS WASP. We've seen it hover before, and even do a vertical take off, but man, nothing quite compares to the sheer night-vision, sci-fi awesomeness of this clip. » 8/19/13 5:29pm 8/19/13 5:29pm

Awesome F-35B Video Shows US Marines Already Have Transformers

While we have seen glimpses of how the F-35B-the short take-off vertical landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II » 10/12/08 11:24pm 10/12/08 11:24pm-works, here's an amazingly detailed video showing its transforming capabilities in flight, which was posted anonymously in YouTube last week. According to Flight Global, this sophisticated war…

The History Behind the F-35B Vertical Lift: from Napkin to First…

Dr. Paul Bevilaqua is the aerodynamicist who designed the F-35B shaft-driven lift fan years ago at Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin's advanced technology program. His invention changed short-take off and vertical-landing (STVOL) planes forever, making the Lightning II the first supersonic aircraft with this capability. To… » 4/22/08 9:00am 4/22/08 9:00am