Remaining VMFA-121 F-35Bs Arrive in Japan

11/21/17: U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 15, 2017.

The remaining aircraft represent the last installment of F-35B Lightning IIs assigned to VMFA-121.

The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft.

The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance.



Video by Staff Sgt. William Faffler 

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakun

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