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Lockheed F-35
Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

Lockheed:F-35 Lightning II

Role Stealth multirole fighter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
First flight 15 December 2006; 14 years ago (F-35A)
Introduction F-35B: 31 July 2015 (USMC)
F-35A: 2 August 2016 (USAF) / F-35C: 28 February 2019 (USN)
Status In service
Primary users United States Air Force / United States Marine Corps
United States Navy / Royal Air Force
Produced 2006–present
Number built 625+ as of April 1, 2021
Developed from Lockheed Martin X-35


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F-35 Lightning II (2006)

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Lockheed
F-35 Lightning II (2006)

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime F-35 contractor, with principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C.

Design

The F-35 is a family of single-engine, supersonic, stealth multirole fighters. The second fifth generation fighter to enter US service and the first operational supersonic STOVL stealth fighter, the F-35 emphasizes low observables, advanced avionics and sensor fusion that enable a high level of situational awareness and long range lethality; the USAF considers the aircraft its primary strike fighter for conducting suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD) missions, owing to the advanced sensors and mission systems.

 

The F-35 has a wing-tail configuration with two vertical stabilizers canted for stealth. Flight control surfaces include leading-edge flaps, flaperons, rudders, and all-moving horizontal tails (stabilators); leading edge root extensions also run forwards to the inlets.

Operators

 Netherlands
 Norway
  • Royal Norwegian Air Force – 25 F-35As delivered and operational, of which seven are based in the US for training in May 2020[342] of 52 F-35As planned in total.
 Poland
 South Korea
 
 United Kingdom
  • Royal Air Force and Royal Navy (joint operation) – 21 F-35Bs received, with 18 in the UK and the rest in the US, where they are used for testing and training. 42 (24 FOC fighters and 18 training aircraft) to be fast-tracked by 2023;60 to 80 total F-35Bs planned
 United States

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Lockheed F-35 Lightning II (2006)

The F-35’s reliability and availability have fallen short of requirements, especially in the early years of testing. The ALIS maintenance and logistics system was plagued by excessive connectivity requirements and faulty diagnoses. In late 2017, the GAO reported the time needed to repair an F-35 part averaged 172 days, which was “twice the program’s objective,” and that shortage of spare parts was degrading readiness.[240] In 2019, while individual F-35 units have achieved mission-capable rates of over the target of 80% for short periods during deployed operations, fleet-wide rates remained below target.

Specifications

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 51.4 ft (15.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft (11 m)
  • Height: 14.4 ft (4.4 m)
  • Empty weight: 29,300 lb (13,290 kg)
  • Gross weight: 49,540 lb (22,471 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 70,000 lb (31,751 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 afterburning turbofan, 28,000 lbf (120 kN) thrust dry, 43,000 lbf (190 kN) 
    • Maximum speed: Mach 1.6 at altitude
      Range:
      1,500 nmi (1,700 mi, 2,800 km)
      Combat range: 669 nmi (770 mi, 1,239 km) on internal fuel 760 nmi (870 mi; 1,410 km) interdiction mission on internal fuel,  ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,000 m)
      g limits: +9.0t
      Thrust/weight:
      0.87 at gross weight (1.07 at loaded weight with 50% internal fuel)
    • Guns: 1 × 25 mm (0.984 in) GAU-22/A 4-barrel rotary cannon, 180 rounds
    • Hardpoints: 4 × internal stations, 6 × external stations on wings with a capacity of 5,700 pounds (2,600 kg) internal, 15,000 pounds (6,800 kg) external, 18,000 pounds (8,200 kg) total weapons payload,with provisions to carry combinations.

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Boeing and Lockheed Martin were selected in early 1997 for CDP, with their concept demonstrator aircraft designated X-32 and X-35 respectively; the McDonnell Douglas team was eliminated and Northrop Grumman and British Aerospace joined the Lockheed Martin team. Each firm would produce two prototype air vehicles to demonstrate conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL), carrier takeoff and landing (CV), and STOVL. Lockheed Martin's design would leverage the work on the SDLF system conducted under the ASTOVL/CALF program.

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