US aircraft made first combat mission from foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

As reported by CNN, this week US military aircraft made combat missions from a foreign aircraft carrier for the first time since 1943.

US aircraft made first combat mission from foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

American F-35B fighters took off from the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth. They attacked the positions of Islamic State militants (IS, banned in Russia) in the Middle East.

CNN notes that US warplanes last took off from a foreign aircraft carrier in 1943. It is noteworthy that then it was also about a British aircraft carrier. The F-35B belongs to a family of fifth-generation stealth fighter-bombers. This fighter model has a short takeoff and vertical landing capability.

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