The Air Force Is Striving To Draw Out The F-35's Insane Killing Capabilities
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December 26, 2019 - by Mark Episkopos for nationalinterest.org
What could they be?
The U.S. Air Force hopes that a dedicated team will have the additional freedom and expertise to bring out the F-35A's unique capabilities.
Recent commentary on the F-35 fifth-generation fighter has centered around its firepower and stealth capabilities, but a recently released demonstration video depicts the fighter jet in a pleasantly different light.
A clip from Capt. Capt. Andrew "Dojo" Olson's instagram page showcases the F-35A Lightning II in a series of dramatic aerial maneuvers, performed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
The highly circulated video, posted last week, begins with Olson performing a pitch-up that seamlessly transitions into a tight loop.
Olson proceeds to execute what he teased last month as a "controlled flat spin while falling out of the sky," essentially a controlled downward spiral. He then slowly resumed flight, ending with a playful left roll before zooming out of the shot.
This brief video, filmed last month, is what Olson-- commander of the F-35 Demonstration Team-- called an "appetizer" for
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