We’ve been treated to some glorious pictures of F-35s in the midst of aerial refueling, but these shots take it to another level. There’s not just one, but two USMC F-35Bs refueling from KC-130J tankers, with another two ready to top up. Regardless of where you stand on this controversial weapon system, you have to appreciate the awesomeness of seeing these technological marvels in such close proximity.

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for Jalopnik.com You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address Tyler@Jalopnik.com

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