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F-35 Insides

I’m not sure if this is legit or not but I came across these pictures of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter under construction (designed by the US and UK). By the looks of things it’s a pretty amazing piece of engineering but obviously horrendously complex!

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

It does a max speed of Mach 1.6 (1,200 mph, 2,000 km/h), can take off and land vertically (VTOL), and is designed to be able to be fitted with directed-energy weapons, including solid state lasers and high-power microwave beams (seriously)! More photos here.


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. David says:

    Thankfully I live in a free country where the NSA has no reach… oh no, wait a moment, I live in the UK which is just the 51st state of America now?! Don't want to upset President Blair do we!

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