world of aviation logo

F-35C completes first weapons release

written by WOFA | October 28, 2013
First weapons release for the F-35C. (LM)
First weapons release for the F-35C. (LM)

The navy variant of the F-35 executed the first airborne separation test of an inert weapon on October 21.

Marine Corps test pilot Capt. Justin Carlson flew the F-35C test aircraft CF-2 over an Atlantic test range when he released the 500-pound inert laser-guided GBU-12 Paveway II from an internal weapons bay.

With this weapons separation, all three F-35 variants have released ordnance from their weapons bays.


Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year