Lockheed Martin delivered its final and 36th F-35 Lightning II stealthy fighter jet on 22 December 2014. The final one to make it is know as CF-19 and is the first F-35C carrier variant for the US Marine Corps.
F-35 2014 highlights (Footage© Lockheed Martin)
The first USMC F-35C will fly with the US Navy’ VFA-101 “Grim Reapers” Fighter Squadron that is part of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The CF-19 will be used for pilot training.
The full 2014 list of delivered F-35s are: 23 F-35As for the USAF, 2 F-35As for the RAAF, 4 F-35Bs for the USMC, 6 F-35Cs for the USN and 1 F-35C for the USMC. These aircraft have been dispatched to Luke AFB in Arizona (19), Eglin AFB in Florida (14), MCAS Beaufort in South Carolina (2) and MCAS Yuma in Arizona (1).
Source: Lockheed Martin, with additional reporting by Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger