Visualized: F-35B fighter's vertical landing, in the dark (video)

Zach Honig
Z. Honig|08.20.13

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Visualized: F-35B fighter's vertical landing, in the dark (video)

The jury's still out on Lockheed Martin's F-35B fighter. The aircraft is expected to cost the US more than $1.5 trillion over its lifetime, and it's been described as being too heavy and too sluggish -- one critic has gone so far as to call the jet a "dog." One thing's for sure, though: the F-35 looks mighty impressive, especially when it's landing vertically on an aircraft carrier. In the dark. Click past the break for a look at Lockheed's trillion-dollar light show, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

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