Gear down, flaps out, all bombed, missiled and gunned-up, in a steep bank and in burner—this has to be the best photo of an F-35 yet. Additionally, the navalized F-35C, shown here, with its larger wing, has to be the most photogenic out of the Joint Strike Fighter family. When you add in pair of AIM-9Xs, a quartet of GBU-12s, a center-line 25m gun pod and some nice light, it just screams “futuristic war wagon” from this angle.


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Photo credit Lockheed Martin