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2007-11-22 09:16:39

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sixty-five years after an American P-38 fighter plane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, the long-forgotten World War II relic has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried. Beach strollers, sunbathers and swimmers often frolicked within a few yards of the aircraft, unaware of its existence until last summer, when unusual weather caused the sand to shift and erode. The revelation of the Lockheed "Lightning" fighter, with its...

2006-07-07 17:50:28

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being developed by the United States and eight other countries is to be named the "Lightning II," in homage to two earlier renowned fighters. The supersonic F-35 is being built by a team led by Lockheed Martin Corp. at a cost of $276 billion. It is the costliest U.S. weapons program ever. "The F-35 Lightning II will be the centerpiece of airpower in the 21st century for America and our allies," Deputy...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'