I don’t have sufficient language skills to convey my awe when it comes to our armed forces. They are magnificent beyond compare.
The Blaze brings you the F-35B fifth generation stealth fighter. It’s the only short-takeoff, vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the aerial platforms developed in the Joint Strike Fighter program. And it looks pretty incredible.
Stealth planes are generally known for their ability to evade radar, engage other craft first, and unleash munitions deep behind enemy lines, but the F-35B adds an advanced close air support element (CAS) to the Marine Corps’ arsenal.
The F-35B would give Marine expeditionary forces a complete air superiority tool whenever a beachhead is established. It could take-off and land from the smaller amphibious vessels used by the Marine Corps, as well as from makeshift or unfinished airfields.
Dear Bessie. Y’all make my heart beat.