F-35D Lightning II

by   79.6k Pilotmario (based on TAplanes's F-35A Lightning II)  9 days 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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    79.6k Pilotmario

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

    5 days ago
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    4,846 t8erh8er

    Why is it the D?

    5 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

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

    6 days ago
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    The drop tanks are a bit ridiculous, but the rest is fantasiic!

    6 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Indeed.

    7 days 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

    7 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Yes. The Paternian Republic is a superpower.

    Those are 220 gallon drop tanks.

    7 days 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

    7 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

    @DeezNuts52 Thanks!

    7 days ago
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    that story is freakin awesome! jeez

    7 days ago
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    476 Botfinder

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

    8 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

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

    8 days ago
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    79.6k 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.

    8 days ago
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    476 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.

    8 days ago
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    79.6k Pilotmario

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

    8 days ago
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    1,665 SAD2

    Thanks your up

    9 days ago
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    2,009 saturn28

    Cool!

    9 days ago
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    58.6k 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.

    9 days ago
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    BRO JGUGJTBKHFYJKIBFT

    9 days ago