F-35D Lightning II

by   123k Pilotmario (based on TAplanes's F-35A Lightning II)  10 months 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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    55.1k QingyuZhou

    Ok, got it. @WaffleCakes

    6 days ago
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    4,219 WaffleCakes

    @QingyuZhou try to use this as a model for your bomb bay.

    6 days ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    Np! @F4f879

    4 months ago
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    9,550 F4f879

    Wow! Amazing! This can also land at high speeds at high angles of depression! Nice

    4 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @phanps No problem!

    5 months ago
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    27.5k phanps

    @Pilotmario ok thank you! i suck at building fuel tanks, so that is why i am asking

    5 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @phanps Go ahead. Permission is unnecessary for my builds.

    5 months ago
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    27.5k phanps

    Hello @Pilotmario i was wondering if I could have permission to use your fuel tanks for my upcoming F-15C. it would be much appreciated if i could

    5 months ago
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    123k 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.

    9 months ago
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    33.4k Sauce

    @Pilotmario ye they are

    9 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @Sauce No.

    9 months ago
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    33.4k Sauce

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

    9 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @Sauce Idk.

    9 months ago
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    33.4k Sauce

    how did i miss this one?

    9 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

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

    10 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

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

    10 months ago
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    The drop tanks are a bit ridiculous, but the rest is fantasiic!

    10 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Indeed.

    10 months 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

    10 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @DestinyAviation Yes. The Paternian Republic is a superpower.

    Those are 220 gallon drop tanks.

    10 months 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

    10 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

    @DeezNuts52 Thanks!

    10 months ago
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    that story is freakin awesome! jeez

    10 months ago
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    7,795 Botfinder

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

    10 months ago
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    123k Pilotmario

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

    10 months ago
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