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Seeing a fixed-wing aircraft hovering in place is just kind of bizarre. It's like watching a dog walk on its hind legs. That's doubly true when the aircraft in question is the B variant of the F-35, being flown by the US Marine Corps. We've only really seen the F-35 in conventional flight, so this video is certainly something different.

This video shows off the STOVL variant of the Lightning II taking off, landing, and hovering in extreme detail, giving us our most detailed look at the aircraft. We've only really seen the F-35 in conventional flight, so this video is certainly something different, especially at such close range. If you ever wondered about the intricacy of a STOVL aircraft, this video gives you an idea of all the different bits that are at work.

Check out the video up top.


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