Royal Air Force received Four F-35 Lightning stealth fighter
Britain’s Royal Air Force took delivery of four F35B lightning stealth fighter jets. F-35 cost £92m each
F-35 made the 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic from a US Marine Corps base in South Carolina.
The UK’s military has committed to purchasing 138 F-35 fighter jets
The supersonic planes will be based at RAF Marham in Norfolk
They will be part of the recently reformed 617 squadron
F-35 can land vertically, similar to the Harrier Jump Jet, but the four fighters landing in Norfolk used the runway.
The journey took the four pilots about eight or nine hours.
Another five F-35s are expected to arrive at RAF Marham in July.
Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson described the jets as “game-changing”.
“These formidable fighters are a national statement of our intent to protect ourselves and our allies from intensifying threats across the world,” he said.