Here’s the first (and second) Australian F-35 Lightning II aircraft
A sneak preview of the first and second F-35 being delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force
The RAAF is expected to base the Joint Strike Fighter at two bases: Williamtown, in New South Wales, and Tindal, in the Northern Territory, where 1.5 billion USD facilities and infrastructures to support the new fifth generation radar-evading plane will be built.
Ahead of the ceremony, Lockheed Martin unveiled to media the second F-35 (top image), AU-2, which already wears the standard overall grey color scheme along with the RAAF roundels and tail marking of the No 2 Operational Conversion Unit from RAAF Williamtown.
Above: the first F-35 AU-1
Image credit: Lockheed Martin