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F-35B fighter takeoff from a ski jump

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A new generation of carrier-based aircraft can take off without a steam catapult?

F-35 fighter takeoff from a ski jump / © YouTube

This video shows how F-35B can takeoff from short runway with ski jump at the end or from new carrier deck also with ski jump.

This small ramp allows the fighter not only take off from a shorter runway and take more load due to striation at the same weight. Useful thing for aircraft carrier group, right?

Let’s see this interesting video.

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