A $135.8 Million Dollar Fighter Jet Accidentally Shot Itself With Its Own Gatling Gun

  • An F-35B Joint Strike Fighter shot itself in the skies above Arizona earlier this month, doing at least $2.5 million in damage. The pilot was unharmed and successfully landed the jet.
  • As first reported by Military.com, the F-35 was flying in a training mission at the Yuman Range Complex in Arizona when it shot itself. This particular F-35 has an externally mounted gatling gun that fires a 25mm armor piercing high explosive round.
  • Sometime during the training, the gun discharged and the round exploded, damaging the underside of the jet. The pilot landed the jet and a Navy investigation classified the accident as Class A, which are accidents that are the most severe.

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