Remaining F-35B Lightning II aircraft with VMFA-121 arrive at MCAS Iwakuni

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Jimenez
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Jimenez

Remaining F-35B Lightning II aircraft with VMFA-121 arrive at MCAS Iwakuni

by: Cpl. Carlos Jimenez | .
U.S. Marine Corps | .
published: November 16, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 prepare to land at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017.

The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121.

The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft.

The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.

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