U.S. Air Force showcases 52 F-35s in "elephant walk"

by Laura Mize · Jan 7th, 2020 11:05 am
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Last Updated Jan 7th, 2020 at 11:59 am

In a military exercise known as an "elephant walk," Hill Air Force Base in Utah showed off its flying power Monday by launching 52 of the nation's top-line fighting jets in a row.

An "elephant walk" refers to the close formation of the jets before takeoff. The base has been planning and preparing for the demonstration of the F-35A Lighting IIs for months.

Following the demonstration, the 388th Fighter Wing, one of two units participating in the elephant walk, tweeted, "We are now at full warfighting capability."