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F-35 Airplane Takes Off Vertically, Flips-Fiction!

F-35 Airplane Takes Off Vertically, Flips-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
 
A viral video clip posted on YouTube allegedly shows an F-35 airplane take off vertically from an aircraft carrier and do a 360-degree flip before flying away.

The Truth:

This hoax shows footage taken from the video game Battlefield 2.

Similar videos featuring airplane tricks recorded by Battlefield 2 gamers are also posted on YouTube.

Still, this hoax was based on an element of truth. Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightening does have vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. A video of what it looks like can be found here.
Posted 04/09/144