The Brit’s are getting 15 of the jets…..
image….The Long DragThe four F-35Bs were escorted across the Atlantic by two of the RAF’s heavyweight Airbus A330 Voyager multirole tanker transports. During the 8.5-hr. flight, each F-35 refueled nine times, to keep their tanks topped up in case of the need to divert. The jets had been expected to cross the Atlantic on June 5, but storms in the North Atlantic prompted planners to delay the departure by 24 hr. due to concerns about sea state.
Cpl. Tim Lawrence/Royal Air Force/Crown Copyright