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The US Marine Corps now has F-35Bs operating on US Navy ships in the Pacific, something no other military on earth comes close to.
The F-35 will become a fixture on aircraft carriers and air bases around the US, ushering in a new era of sea and air power.
US - Marine - Corps - F-35B - Tail
A US Marine Corps F-35B opened up its tail fan, blasted its massive jet engine downwards, and settled softly on the deck of the USS Wasp in what was the first Joint Strike Fighter landing on a deployed warship at sea in early March.
A while later, another F-35B took off, and another landed. Within days, the procedure had become routine and unremarkable.
Arrival - F-35Bs - Decks - US - Carriers
But with the arrival of the F-35Bs on the decks of the US's small carriers, and soon the US's big carriers, naval warfare has changed...
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