An RAF F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter has landed in the UK for the first time after crossing the Atlantic.
The aircraft, piloted by Squadron Leader Hugh Nichols, was accompanied by two other F-35Bs from the United States Marine Corps.
They touched down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire just before 20:00 BST on Wednesday, watched by aviation enthusiasts waiting outside the base.
The supersonic jets were supported by refuelling tankers for the crossing.
They will be displayed at the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Farnborough Air Show over the next few weeks.
It is the first time an RAF F-35 has made the transatlantic crossing to the UK from the US.
RAF Fairford 29th June 2016
The arrival of the F-35 in the UK
F 35B lightning lands at RAF Fairford in UK for the first time
The RAF’s state-of-the art new fighter jet touched down in the UK for the first time tonight.
The world’s most advanced stealth aircraft landed at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, after flying from the US with a Briton at the controls.