The fighter plane F-35 Lightning II is equipped with one of the most advanced weapons systems ever developed. This has given it the nickname "the flying computer."
The plane comes in three versions. One of them can land and take off from an aircraft carrier and another can land vertically, as if it was a helicopter.
But what really impresses is the helmet. In addition to the obvious - to protect the pilot's head - it has a number of amazing features.
Through the helmet pilots can see through the floor of the plane and down at the ground below. Looking up, they can see the sky. The aircraft has six external infrared cameras, and when controlling eyes toward one of them, it connects the helmet to the camera which films in that direction. They also get night vision through these cameras.
On the visor pilots get speed and height, but also the placement of enemies aircraft or weapons on the ground.
- Through this helmet you can see the world as the plane sees the world, says the manufacturer Lockheed Martin's test pilot, Al Norman, to Washington Post.
Another test pilot Billie Flynn,says that the pilot gets a completely different tactical presence through using the helmet.
- One can see everything that is of interest. Both allies and potential threats. One can also see everything that happens on the ground.
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