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Duel for 21st-Century Skies
Photograph by Joe McNally

Like a modern-day joust, Boeing's X-32 and Lockheed Martin's X-35 squared off in 2001 for the largest government aircraft contract in history—almost 19 billion dollars—to equip three branches of the U.S. military with a common combat aircraft. Lockheed Martin won the competition for the Joint Strike Fighter, which should begin rolling off assembly lines in late 2005.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon D1X
Film Type: Lexar Compact/Media
Lens: 300mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Daybreak
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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