F-35D Lightning II

by   86.0k Pilotmario (based on TAplanes's F-35A Lightning II)  one month ago

"In the dead of night, we heard from divisional command that their headquarters were just hit by an airstrike, and berated us for not stopping them. We were puzzled, as neither our radar nor ground control detected any aircraft in the vicinity. Without warning, streaks of tracers darted from behind, shredding my wingman's aircraft. Fortunately, he was able to eject from the aircraft. That morning, we discovered that it was in fact an F-35 which brought down my wingman. That an enemy aircraft was able to get within cannon range of my aircraft and not be noticed in the most heavily defended airspace is quite unnerving." -Anonymous

The F-35 (1) releases drop tanks. (2) releases sidewinder missiles. VTOL + UP opens bomb bay. VTOL + DOWN does absolutely nothing. Trim is functional. The F-35D Lightning II is an upgrade to the F-35A Lightning II that the US Air Force plans to do in the near future.

Changes made to this aircraft compared to its predecessor includes revised weapons bay that doesn't cause significant drag when in operation, a more powerful engine, revised aerodynamics, external pylons, and the ability to apply a different camouflage pattern on the top and bottom of the plane.

This aircraft belongs to the fictional Paternian Air Force, in both the C&C Roleplay, and the SP Map Roleplay. In both cases, it fulfills the role of a versatile, highly-capable fighter-bomber in the Paternian Trinity, with the F-22 Raptor fulfilling the role of air superiority fighter, and the F/A-18E Super Hornet fufilling the role of a cheap, economical fighter.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor F-35A Lightning II
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 24.8ft (7.5m)
  • Length 33.8ft (10.3m)
  • Height 10.4ft (3.2m)
  • Empty Weight 13,794lbs (6,257kg)
  • Loaded Weight 27,076lbs (12,281kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.244
  • Wing Loading 47.1lbs/ft2 (229.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 574.9ft2 (53.4m2)
  • Drag Points 6645

Parts

  • Number of Parts 303
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @ZephyrSystems This is one of the many possible configurations.

    External hardpoints are entirely optional. The Paternian Air Force fits them onto machines intended for defensive operations such as air interdiction and interception in order to maximize potential firepower, while removing them for deep strike missions into defended airspace in order to maximize stealth.

    8 days ago
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    Gasp
    External missiles? Sacrilege!

    8 days ago
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    19.3k Sauce

    @Pilotmario ye they are

    10 days ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @Sauce No.

    10 days ago
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    19.3k Sauce

    lol those drop tanks tho XD
    aren't they oversized?

    10 days ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @Sauce Idk.

    11 days ago
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    19.3k Sauce

    how did i miss this one?

    11 days ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    Upgrade to the Alpha.
    The Bravo is the V/STOL variant, and the Charlie is the conventional carrierborne warplane. @t8erh8er

    one month ago
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    5,481 t8erh8er

    Why is it the D?

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    They're the same as the ones on my A-4. @jamesPLANESii

    one month ago
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    The drop tanks are a bit ridiculous, but the rest is fantasiic!

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Indeed.

    one month ago
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    Gotcha. I believe I mentioned that I want to align with you on the C&C RP. And again, huge drop tanks. @Pilotmario

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Yes. The Paternian Republic is a superpower.

    Those are 220 gallon drop tanks.

    one month ago
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    Those are huge drop tanks. Also, should I say on the C&C RP that I want to align with you? Also (I'm sorry), who else is in the Trinity? @Pilotmario

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @DeezNuts52 Thanks!

    one month ago
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    that story is freakin awesome! jeez

    one month ago
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    1,127 Botfinder

    The f-35b is vtol. The rest is like heart of a f-15 and body of an F-22.

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @PINK The Paternian Air Force is not beyond using enemy IFF frequencies to infiltrate enemy air space.

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    @Botfinder It's a stealthy plane, but not as much as an F-22 or B-2.

    That being said, it's better than a Super Hornet.

    Not sure how an F-5 or A-4 would fare. They're pretty tiny planes.

    one month ago
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    1,127 Botfinder

    Hey the f-35 is a JSF (Joint Strike Fighter)@PINK & this a stealthy air craft there have been test to pick up radar signatures.

    one month ago
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    86.0k Pilotmario

    This is an upgraded aircraft, and has the benefit of early DIE systems. @PINK

    one month ago
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    1,695 SAD2

    Thanks your up

    one month ago
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    2,184 saturn28

    Cool!

    one month ago
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    60.2k PINK

    F-35s are not stealthy to many types of radar from any angle other than the front . . . and many are able to detect the craft from that angle as well.

    -It is screwed up against any well funded army with S-400s or modernised S-300s.

    one month ago
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