Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

ICAO aircraft code F35
Country United States
New price USD 115.5 million (2018)

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.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
F35
Manufacturer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Manufactured
2011 - Present
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 115.5 million (2018)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
JSF Cooperative Avionics
Engine:
1x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100
Turbofan
Power:
43,000 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
1043 Kts
1,932 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
250 Kts
Travel range:
1,500 Nm
2,778 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.94 Nm / gallon
0.460 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
65,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
40000 feet / minute
203.20meter / second
Take Off Distance:
168 meter - 551.17 feet
Landing Distance:
213 meter - 698.81 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
31,751 Kg
69,998 lbs
Max Payload:
8,160 Kg
17,990 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
2,760 gallon
10,448 liter

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About the Lockheed Martin 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 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.

The aircraft descends from the Lockheed Martin X-35, which in 2001 beat the Boeing X-32 to win the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. Its development is principally funded by the United States, with additional funding from program partner countries from NATO and close U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and formerly Turkey. Several other countries have ordered, or are considering ordering, the aircraft. The program has drawn much scrutiny and criticism for its unprecedented size, complexity, ballooning costs, and much-delayed deliveries, with numerous technical flaws still being corrected. The acquisition strategy of concurrent production of the aircraft while it was still in development and testing led to expensive design changes and retrofits.

The F-35B entered service with the U.S. Marine Corps in July 2015, followed by the U.S. Air Force F-35A in August 2016 and the U.S. Navy F-35C in February 2019. The F-35 was first used in combat in 2018 by the Israeli Air Force. The U.S. plans to buy 2,456 F-35s through 2044, which will represent the bulk of the crewed tactical airpower of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps for several decades. The aircraft is projected to operate until 2070.

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