Lockheed Martin F-35 Photos and Specifications

Lockheed Martin F-35 Photos and Specifications

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is really a group of single-chair, single-engine, fifth generation multirole martial artists under development to do ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capacity.The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter came from in early the nineteen nineties with the restructure and integration of countless DoD tactical aircraft and technology initiatives already going ahead. The F-35 has three primary models the first is a regular takeoff and landing variant, the second reason is a brief remove and vertical-landing variant, and also the third is really a company-based variant.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Photos and Specifications

The DoD’s goal ended up being to make use of the most advanced technology inside a common group of aircraft to satisfy the near future strike needs from the Services and US Allies.

On This summer 7 2006 the F-35 fighter was formally named “Lightning II”

Lockheed Martin F-35 Profile :
Role : Stealth multirole fighter
National origin : United States
Manufacturer : Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
First flight : 15 December 2006
Introduction : 2016–2018
Status : In initial production, in U.S. service as a training aircraft
Produced : 2006–present
Number built : 13 flight-test aircraft + 10 Production aircraft [N 1]
Unit cost : F-35A: US$122 million (flyaway cost, 2011)
F-35B: US$150M (avg. cost, 2011)
F-35C: US$139.5M (avg. cost, 2011)
Note: Average costs excludes development cost
F-35A weapons system unit cost is US$183.5M (FY 2011)
Developed from : Lockheed Martin X-35

 

F-35 Lightning II F-35 Lightning II F-35 Lightning II
Version F-35 A F-35 B F-35 C
Manufacturer(s) Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin
Country USA USA USA
Role Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) Fighter Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Fighter Carrier-based (CV) Fighter
Powerplant P&W F135 or GE F136 (1x) P&W F135 or GE F136 (1x) P&W F135 or GE F136 (1x)
Thrust 178 kN 40,000lb class (with afterburner) 178 kN 40,000lb class (with afterburner) 178 kN 40,000lb class (with afterburner)
Length 51.3 (ft) 51.3 (ft) 15.7 (ft)
Height 14.1 (ft) 14.1 (ft) 14.7 (ft)
Wingspan 35 (ft) 35 (ft) 43 (ft)
Weight (empty) n/a n/a n/a
Max t/o weight 60,000 (lbs) 60,000 (lbs) 60,000 (lbs)
Rate of climb
Speed 1,200 (mph) 1,200 (mph) 1,200 (mph)
Range n/a n/a n/a
Ceiling 48,000 (ft) 48,000 (ft) 48,000 (ft)
Crew 1 1 1
First deployment n/a n/a n/a
Cost $45~60M $45~65M $45~65M
Comment

 

 

F-35A F-35B F-35C
CTOLConventional Takeoff and Landing STOVLShort Takeoff /Vertical Landing CVCarrier Version
USAF USMC USN
Program
US Units [2009] 1,763 348 USMC 332
US Units [200x?] 1,000 350 USMC + 250 USAF 250 – 430
US Units [2002] 1,763 350 430
US Units [2001] 1,763 609 480
UK Units [2010] 0 138
UK Units [2009] 138
UK Units [2001] 150
Italy Units [2010] 69 62
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
2011 Service Entry April 2016 about 2014 April 2016
2010 Service Entry about 2016 about 2012 about 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
CREW one: 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 unknown unknown
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 orone F136 GE turbofan one F135 P&W turbofan orone F136 GE turbofan andone RR/Allison shaft lift-fan one F135 P&W turbofan orone F136 GE turbofan
Engine Thrust dry 25,000 lb 25,000 lb andabout 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 lbAfter burner not used inSTOVL 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 G 7.0 G 7.5 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/A 550 ft450 ft skijump N/A
Landing Distance unknown unknown unknown
Maximum Approach Speed N/A N/A 145 Knots
Sorties / Day 3 Surge / 2 Sustained 4 Surge / 3 Sustained 3 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 ft243 ST
ELECTRONICS
Sensors AN/APG-81 AESA RadarAN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS)Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) AN/APG-81 AESA RadarAN/AAQ-37 Distributed Aperture System (DAS)Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) AN/APG-81 AESA RadarAN/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-1227mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative] one 25-mm GAU-12missionized, in externalstealth pod

27mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative]

one 25-mm GAU-12missionized, in externalstealth pod

27mm JSF Aircraft Cannon System [Mauser linkless BK-27 gun derivative]

Ammunition 180 rounds 220 rounds 220 rounds
PGU-23/U TPPGU-20/U APIPGU-25/U HEI PGU-23/U TPPGU-20/U APIPGU-25/U HEI PGU-23/U TPPGU-20/U APIPGU-25/U HEI
Stations two internal weapon bays2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or2 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 bays2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or2 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 bays2 AIM-120C AMRAAM or2 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 missiles2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM 2 under-wing missiles2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM 2 under-wing missiles2 AIM-9X Sidewinder or2 AIM-120B/C AMRAAM
4 hardpointsAGM-65 MaverickAGM-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 hardpointsAGM-65 MaverickAGM-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 hardpointsAGM-65 MaverickAGM-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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