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
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
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
UNIT FLYAWAY COST [2015$]
2009 ~$68 million ~$87 million ~$92 million
UNIT FLYAWAY COST [2002$]
Jan 2005 $44.8 million $54.0-61.1 million $55.0-61.0 million
Oct 2001 $37.0 million $45.8 million $47.8 million
Nov 1996 $31.5 million $33.7-39.3 million $34.9-42.7 million
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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