The first F-35C landing on and launching off of a carrier were truly historic, albeit overdue, moments in combat aviation history. We have waited a long time to see what an F-35C looks like whizzing around the boat, so without further ado, here is all the best imagery and video available of the F-35C's monumental first week of initial ship trials:

All photos and videos via US Navy

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