As much as we would love to say we took each of these images, we didn’t. All of these photos are courtesy of the Italian Air Force, or Aeronautica Militare. As we mentioned previously, the first Italian F-35A Lightning II, which also happens to be the first foreign-built F-35, arrived in the United States from Italy eleven days ago. It will be the first of five Italian F-35s which will see their duty in the United States as part of AM‘s training for the aircraft. We’ve received several requests for imagery from the flight across the Atlantic, and thankfully we were able to find these photos.
And that’s all, folks!
Featured Photo: An Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) KC-767 aerial refueling tanker and an Italian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft made aviation history Feb. 5 as the next generation stealth fighter completed the very first F-35 trans-Atlantic Ocean crossing. Photo courtesy of Andy Wolfe/Released)