As Tex Special Projects complete the flying control room (FLYCO) and glazing installations on the second QEC aircraft carriers, UK F-35 Lightning jets land onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. With a wing span of 10.7 m (35 ft), 15.4 m (50.5 ft) in length and a 42.7 m’ (460 ft’) wing area, the F-35 is capable of speeds up to 1,200 mph. The single engine swivels 90 degrees during short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) mode and the F-35 hangs eerily in the air as LiftFan blasts 20,000 pounds of unheated air towards the deck.

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