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Photos > SDD > A-Variant LRIP

Low Rate Initial Production is the phase of production wherein limited groupings of aircraft are produced. A few photos of A-Variant (CTOL) LRIP aircraft can be found below.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alexander Orchard, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, crouches underneath the exhaust of an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A is assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron and maintained by the 57th AMXS Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman) U.S. Air Force Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A will be integrated into advanced training programs such as the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag and Green Flag exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman) A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron taxis down the runway before a training mission April 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd TES will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also determine how to integrate the F-35A with other aircraft in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)
58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin AFB produces four-turn-four. Edwards' newest F-35 Lightning II arrived for flight testing just before dusk, May 6. AF-07 is the first production-model F-35 delivered to the Air Force. (photo by Darin Russell, Lockheed Martin) Edwards' newest F-35 Lightning II arrived for flight testing just before dusk, May 6. AF-07 is the first production-model F-35 delivered to the Air Force. (photo by Darin Russell, Lockheed Martin)



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