Military


F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Lightning II

Specifications


F-35AF-35BF-35C
CTOL
Conventional Takeoff and Landing
STOVL
Short Takeoff /
Vertical Landing
CV
Carrier Version
USAFUSMCUSN
  • small wing
  • full canopy
  • aerial refueling receptacle dorsal
  • gun blister on upper port side
  • no STOVL panel lines or markings
  • small wing
  • abbreviated canopy
  • refueling probe starboard fuselage
  • distinctive lift fan fuselage hump
  • numerous STOVL markings, panel lines, etc
  • big wing
  • full canopy
  • refueling probe starboard fuselage
  • wing folds & ailerons
  • front landing gear launch bar and two tires
  • Navy markings = F-35C
  • Program
    US Units [2009]1,763348 USMC332
    US Units [200x?]1,000350 USMC + 250 USAF250 - 430
    US Units [2002]1,763350430
    US Units [2001]1,763609480
    UK Units [2013]138
    UK Units [2010]0138
    UK Units [2009]138
    UK Units [2001]150
    Italy Units [2013]90
    Italy Units [2010]6962
    Others [2013]515
    Others [2010]at least 600
    Others [2009]508 [up to 592-662]
    Others [2005]550
    First Flight - 2009 15 Dec 2006 12 Jun 2008 Jan 2010
    First Flight - 2006 late 2006 2007 ?
    First Flight (X-35A) 24 October 2000 (X-35B) 23 June 2001 (X-35C) 16 December 2000
    2015 Service Entry Fall 2016 mid 2015 2018
    2013 Service Entry December 2016 December 2015 February 2019
    2011 Service Entry sometime in 2018 about 2014 sometime in 2018
    2010 Service Entry April 2016 about 2012 April 2016
    2009 Service Entry 2013 2012 2015
    2006 Service Entry about 2011 about 2012 about 2012
    Dimensions
    CREWone: pilot
    Length 50.5-51.1 ft (15.4 m) 50.5-51.1 ft (15.4 m) 50.8-51.4 ft (15.5 m)
    Wingspan 35.0 ft (10.7 m) 35.0 ft (10.7 m) 43.0 ft (13.1 m)
    29.83 ft (9.1 m) folded
    Height 15.0 ft (4.6 m) 15.0 ft (4.6 m) 15.5 ft (4.7 m)
    Wing Area 460 ft2 (42.7 m2) 460 ft2 (42.7 m2) 620-628 ft2 (57.6 m2)
    WEIGHTS
    Empty 22,500-26,500 lb
    (9,980 kg)
    23,500-30,000 lb
    (10,660 kg)
    24,000-30,000 lb
    (10,885 kg)
    Normal Takeoff unknown unknownunknown
    Max Takeoff 50,000-60,000 lb
    (22,680 kg)
    60,000 lb class
    60,000 lb class
    Fuel, internal: 18,500 lb (8,390 kg) 13,325 lb (6,045 kg) 19,625 lb (8,900 kg)
    Fuel, external: unknown unknown unknown
    Max Payload 13,000-15,000+ lbs
    (5,895 kg)
    11,000-15,000+ lbs
    (4,990 kg)
    15,000-17,000+ lbs
    (7,710 kg)
    Payload vs. Legacy 1.4 X 2.0 X 1.3 X
    Legacy F-16 AV-8B Harrier F/A-18
    PROPULSION
    Powerplant one F135 P&W turbofan or
    one F136 GE/RR turbofan
    one F135 P&W turbofan or
    one F136 GE/RR turbofan and
    one RR/Allison shaft lift-fan
    one F135 P&W turbofan or
    one F136 GE/RR turbofan
    Engine Thrust dry 25,000 lb 25,000 lb and
    about 18,000 lb (80 kN)
    25,000 lb
    Engine Thrust with after burner 35,000-40,000 lb (155 kN) 35,000-40,000 lb (155 kN) 35,000-40,000 lb (155 kN)
    Vertical Thrust (STOVL) n/a 39,700 lb
    After burner not used in
    STOVL mode. Shaft-driven lift
    fan augments engine's lifting force.
    n/a
    PERFORMANCE
    Max Level Speed at altitude about Mach 1.5 / Mach 1.8+
    (~1,200 mph)
    about Mach 1.5 / Mach 1.8+
    (~1,200 mph)
    about Mach 1.5 / Mach 1.8+
    (~1,200 mph)
    at sea level unknown unknown unknown
    Initial Climb Rate unknown unknown unknown
    Service Ceiling unknown unknown unknown
    Range ?? 1,080 nm
    (2,000 km)
    1,620 nm
    (3,000 km)
    Range Internal fuel ~1,200 nm ~900 nm ~1,400 nm
    Combat radius >590 n.mi / 1,090 km >450 n.mi / 833 km >600 n.mi / 1,111 km
    Range vs. Legacy 2.5 X 1.8 X 2.0 X
    Legacy F-16 AV-8B Harrier F/A-18
    Endurance unknown unknown unknown
    g-Limits 9.0 G7.0 G7.5 G
    Maximum Altitude ? 15 km [45,000 ft] ? 15 km [45,000 ft] ? 15 km [45,000 ft]
    Take Off Distance unknown unknown unknown
    Take Off Distance, VSTOL N/A550 ft
    450 ft skijump
    N/A
    Landing Distance unknown unknown unknown
    Maximum Approach Speed N/AN/A145 Knots
    Sorties / Day 3 Surge / 2 Sustained4 Surge / 3 Sustained3 Surge / 2 Sustained
    Mission Reliability 93 %95 %95 %
    Logistics Footprint 8 C-17 equivalents
    [24 PAA Squadron]
    8 C-17 equivalents
    [20 PAA Squadron]
    < 46,000 cu ft
    243 ST
    ELECTRONICS
    Sensors AN/APG-81 AESA Radar
    AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
    Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
    AN/APG-81 AESA Radar
    AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
    Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
    AN/APG-81 AESA Radar
    AN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS)
    Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS)
    Radio Link-16 Connectivity Link-16 Connectivity Link-16 Connectivity
    ARMAMENT
    Gun one 25-mm GAU-12
    27mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative]
    one 25-mm GAU-12
    missionized, in external
    stealth pod
    27mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative]
    one 25-mm GAU-12
    missionized, in external
    stealth pod
    27mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative]
    Ammunition 180 rounds 220 rounds 220 rounds
    PGU-23/U TP
    PGU-20/U API
    PGU-25/U HEI
    PGU-23/U TP
    PGU-20/U API
    PGU-25/U HEI
    PGU-23/U TP
    PGU-20/U API
    PGU-25/U HEI
    Stations two internal weapon bays
    2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or
    2 AIM-132 ASRAAM and

    2 AGM-154 JSOW or
    2 Brimstone or
    2 GBU-12 Paveway LGB or
    2 GBU-31/32/38 JDAM or
    8 GBU-39 SDB or
    2 CBU-87/89 CBU or
    2 CBU-103/104/105 WCMD
    two internal weapon bays
    2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or
    2 AIM-132 ASRAAM and

    2 AGM-154 JSOW or
    2 Brimstone or
    2 GBU-12 Paveway LGB or
    2 GBU-31/32/38 JDAM or
    8 GBU-39 SDB or
    2 CBU-87/89 CBU or
    2 CBU-103/104/105 WCMD
    two internal weapon bays
    2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or
    2 AIM-132 ASRAAM and

    2 AGM-154 JSOW or
    2 Brimstone or
    2 GBU-12 Paveway LGB or
    2 GBU-31/32/38 JDAM or
    8 GBU-39 SDB or
    2 CBU-87/89 CBU or
    2 CBU-103/104/105 WCMD
    2 under-wing missiles
    2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or
    2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM
    2 under-wing missiles
    2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or
    2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM
    2 under-wing missiles
    2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or
    2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM
    4 hardpoints
    AGM-65 Maverick
    AGM-88 HARM
    AGM-158 JASSM
    Storm Shadow
    GBU-10/12/16/24 LGB
    GBU-31 JDAM
    Mk 82/83/84 GP
    CBU-99/100 Rockeye II
    transport pods
    4 hardpoints
    AGM-65 Maverick
    AGM-88 HARM
    AGM-158 JASSM
    Storm Shadow
    GBU-10/12/16/24 LGB
    GBU-31 JDAM
    Mk 82/83/84 GP
    CBU-99/100 Rockeye II
    transport pods
    4 hardpoints
    AGM-65 Maverick
    AGM-88 HARM
    AGM-158 JASSM
    Storm Shadow
    GBU-10/12/16/24 LGB
    GBU-31 JDAM
    Mk 82/83/84 GP
    CBU-99/100 Rockeye II
    transport pods



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