Bombs away for F-35A

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob Chandler, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament systems journeyman, inspects a GBU-12 to ensure it is safe to load into an F-35A January 18, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A. Six aircraft were loaded with armed GBU-12s, and two bombs were released over the Eglin Air Force Base range. The F-35 can carry a combined payload of 2.3K pounds of Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground munitions internally, with an extended capacity of munitions on each wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

PHOTO BY: Lena Lopez
VIRIN: 170118-F-HX320-056.JPG
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