RAF's first F-35 stealth jets touch down in Britain to resurrect 617 'Dambusters' Squadron

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    Lightning roars through the rainbow: Two years late, the RAF's first £100m F-35 stealth jets touch down in Britain to resurrect 617 'Dambusters' Squadron
    • The Ministry of Defence has bought eight of the F-35B Lightning jets
    • They will be taking off from the Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers
    • Britain has said it plans to have 48 by 2023 and eventually a fleet of 138
    • But EACH plane costs £100million and if sterling weakens price will go up
    • The 617 'Dambusters' Squadron has been re-formed to fly the F-35Bs
    • They are the first vertical take-off planes since the Harriers were scrapped
    • Original plan was for jets to land on carriers with 'catapults and traps'
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    What is the British publics opinion on the F-35 program? We hear a lot about how the Canadians have mixed feelings about it but what do the Brits think?

    I'm sure now that the program is advancing smoothly opinions may have begun to change.
     
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    most poeple dont even know what it is never mind thinking of it. so would say its a waste and its big fat and useless and cant do thing that older planes can. personally if i ver to pick my favourite f35 variant it would be the f35-c but modified for normal use not for carriers so it wont need the heavy landing gear reinforcements or folding wing or the drop hook.
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