F-35 high angle of attack tests reach 50-degree limit

A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A Lightning II aircraft reached a 50 degree limit on its high angle of attack (AOA) test flight conducted from Edwards Air Force Base.

F-35A test aircraft are limited to AOAs of 20 degrees until their controllability is proven at a higher AOA limit of 50 degrees.

Richard Clements for TheAviationist.com

Image credit: Lockheed Martin

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