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Photos > SDD > F135

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) completed the assembly of their First Engine to Test (FETT), on 12 September 2003. Known as FX631, the CTOL/CV engine was then successfully tested for the first time on 11 October 2003. The first F135 STOVL propulsion system test began on 14 April 2004. Since then several more engines have joined the test program. The F135 engines undergo testing at Pratt & Whitney facilities in West Palm Beach, Florida and at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.

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spacer F135 FTE1 in hush house. Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin. Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL Test Engine FX643 Undergoing testing in West Palm Beach, FL. Photo courtesy of Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL Test Engine is prepared for testing in West Palm Beach, FL. Photo courtesy of Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL Test Engine FX643 Undergoing testing in West Palm Beach, FL. Photo courtesy of Pratt & Whitney F135 during early morning test. Image courtesy of Pratt &Whitney.
F135 during night test. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. F135 in full-power with shock diamonds. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. F135 CTOL engine in full-power test. Image courtesy of Pratt &Whitney.
Night time, aft view, photo of F135 STOVL in full-power. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. F135 FX643 STOVL engine night time test at full-power. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. Night time, forward view, photo of F135 STOVL in full-power. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney.
Rainbow over test stand for F135 engines. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. Rolls-Royce technician finely tuning the STOVL LiftFan clutch for test. Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce technician inspects the top of the LiftFan. Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce technician instrumenting LiftFan test at facilities in Indianapolis, Indiana. Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for the STOVL F-35B is highlighted. Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce technician working on Three Bearing Swivel Module. Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce.
A Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL test engine in West Palm Beach, FL. December 2005. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. A Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL test engine undergoing testing in West Palm Beach, FL. December 2005. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. A Pratt & Whitney F135 STOVL test engine in West Palm Beach, FL. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney.
The first Pratt & Whitney F135 Flight Test Engine delivery ceremony was held in Middletown, CT on 18 December. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. In December 2005, the first Pratt & Whitney F135 Flight Test Engine was weighed prior to its shipment to Lockheed Martin in Ft. Worth TX. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney. The first Pratt & Whitney F135 Flight Test Engine undergoing acceptance testing in Middletown, CT prior to shipment to Lockheed Martin in Ft. Worth TX. Image courtesy of Pratt & Whitney.



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