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F-35 completes first transatlantic flight on delivery to UK

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Marines forces on either side of the Atlantic have depended on air support from the versatile AV-8B Harrier jump jet and its marvelous Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capability to lift into flight without a runway. But the venerable aircraft has slowly been phased out in favor of the upcoming F-35 Lightning II fighter plane, which will come in a VTOL-equipped 'C' version. Despite scandals over its bloated budget and delayed schedule, the first F-35B intended for the UK has just… (www.engadget.com) More...

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