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Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II

16.4k KnightOfRen  3 days ago

Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II

History

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 F-35A (CTOL), the short take-off and vertical-landing F-35B (STOVL), and the carrier-based F-35C (CV/CATOBAR). 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, Italy, Australia, Canada, 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. The acquisition strategy of concurrent production of the aircraft while it was still in development and testing led to expensive design changes and retrofits. aThe 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.

Controls

AG3: Nav Lights
AG4: Anti-Collision Lights
AG5: Landing Lights
AG6: Formation Lights
Gear: Gear
VTOL: Missile Bay

Armament

2 AIM-120 AMRAAMs
2 AIM-9 Sidewinders

Notes

This is a step up in quality! I will be doing planes like this from here forward! I hope you like it! It's slightly unstable, and sensitive, but a lot of fun! It has a missile bay AND custom landing gear! Expect an A-10, P-40, or an Oregon F-15C next!

Signed, Ren

General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 30.0ft (9.1m)
  • Length 34.7ft (10.6m)
  • Height 12.0ft (3.7m)
  • Empty Weight 8,851lbs (4,014kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,314lbs (5,132kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.979
  • Wing Loading 45.9lbs/ft2 (224.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 246.6ft2 (22.9m2)
  • Drag Points 5991

Parts

  • Number of Parts 106
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    Wow! 16 upvotes with barely any tags! Thank you guys!

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    12.6k SouthEngine

    @KnightOfRen yes, correct

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @SouthEngine CoconutCraft

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    12.6k SouthEngine

    and you don't know me... guess who i am @KnightOfRen

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    12.6k SouthEngine

    nice

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Northsoutheastthrop
    Thanks!

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    @KnightOfRen 17!!!

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @XP
    :O

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    8,831 XP

    Since you all are talking about west coast, In the west coast ive been to
    -oregon (well kinda)
    -washington state (seattle)
    -caifornia (LA)

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    61.3k Hedero

    Wow that's crazy.@KnightOfRen

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Hedero
    They're all in Oregon, Washington, California, and one in China.

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Hedero
    Nope.

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    61.3k Hedero

    Oh wow, you have any family that lives near? Like cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.@KnightOfRen

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Hedero
    For sure. Too bad we could never really meet IRL. All my friends live ridiculously far away from oregon.

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    61.3k Hedero

    Yeah a long drive for sure lol@KnightOfRen

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Alta2809
    Lol yep.

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    3,002 Alta2809

    @KnightOfRen Lol nah mate, that's only a stereotype. Australia is actually one of the safest countries in the world (so long as you don't put yourself in dangerous situations like living out in the outback)

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Alta2809
    Doesn't everything try to kill you in australia?

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    3,002 Alta2809

    @KnightOfRen Come to Australia, Where every summer we have people like my grand pa who volunteer (and not get paid a cent) to go out and help fight fires. I look up to people like my pa, they're amazing people. Hope you guys in America all get out fine, I know Australia was a bit unlucky with our bushfires, but you know, Fires are different and are dependant on a lot of variables. I'll stop rambling now lol :)

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Hedero
    Yeah. Pretty cool that you were in a drive's reach of me!

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    61.3k Hedero

    XD yeah. Is oregon similar to Montana?@KnightOfRen

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Hedero
    My entire state is on fire lol.

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    61.3k Hedero

    Not bad dude. Nice custom landing gear. Keep it up. We actually went and visited our cousins in montana for a few days. The smoke was way to thick to actually see anything beyond a mile or so lol. But it was fun nonetheless.@KnightOfRen

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    16.4k KnightOfRen

    @Alta2809
    I'll do that after my Oregon F-15!

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    3,002 Alta2809

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to it! @KnightOfRen

    3 days ago
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