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10 Mind-Blowing Facts About The World's Most Advanced Stealth Jet

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1. The F-35B is the world's first operational aircraft that can land vertically and travel faster than the speed of sound.

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2. Oh, and it can take off with more than nine tons of ordnance.

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3. The F-35C is the Navy's very first stealth jet.

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4. 300,000 individual parts make up the F-35 by the time it reaches the end of the production line.

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5. Every pilot receives a custom-fitted helmet which allows them to see through the jet.

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6. The cockpit is almost entirely digital — with a glass LCD touchscreen and "hardly any hardwire switches."

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7. The F-35 has recovered 100% of the time from all high angle of attack testing including 90 degrees straight up.

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8. More than 1,300 American suppliers in 47 states contribute to the F-35 program.

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9. 8.6 million lines of software code give the F-35 its superior capabilities.

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10. The F-35's unprecedented stealth capabilities can render it "virtually undetectable" to radar.

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