1st Turkish Air Force F-35A

First Turkish A model F-35 (AT-1) Made it’s maiden Flight from Fort Worth Tx. NAS JRB 5/10/18 Departing at 14:47 Arriving 16:00 Pilot Commander Wilson. On 12 July 2002, Turkey became the seventh international partner in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project.  These F35A will be manufactured in the Block 3F configuration and a total of 100 aircraft being ordered with 10 aircraft per year production rate.

Article by Dave Chng

Photograph by Clinton White