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Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (Extended Range)

172k MAPA  6 months ago

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Yes, you are facing an F-35A(ER) with only 92 parts, I did this because I can no longer stand being attacked by the enemy red A.I., It's time to bring order to my skies!

About this version: as the name suggests: F-35A(ER) is an Extended Range version thanks to the huge extra fuel tanks on the wings.
Because of this modification, this F-35 can take off from Wright and land smoothly in Avalanche without needing to refuel in flight, because its autonomy was tripled to meet the requirements of my air force, which has a vast territory with extremely distant islands.

About the Radar Reflector: it is a small piece of equipment installed on the aircraft with the aim of purposely increasing its radar signature, This is to avoid revealing your true signature on the enemies' radar and always keeping your stealth a secret. This is not exclusive to the F-35, practically all stealth aircraft use radar reflectors to hide their stealth. These radar reflectors are also known as Luneburg lenses.

However, what is above this F-35 is not a Lunerbung. Rather, it is a mechanism that activates an F-35 parachute, it is used to assist in landing on short runways and improvised highways. I personally think this is beautiful and stylish so I decided to apply it to my F-35A(ER), although it is just decorative.


Dininamarca's F-35 taking off (credit to Wikipedia)


About the Aircraft:

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 (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C.

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 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and close U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Italy, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and formerly Turkey. Several other countries have also 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.

The F-35 first flew in 2006 and entered service with the U.S. Marine Corps F-35B 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 aircraft 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 aviation of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps for several decades; the aircraft is planned to be a cornerstone of NATO and U.S.-allied air power and to operate until 2070.


Actual Sample:

Image Credit: Wikipedia

Reference:

Image Credit: Squadron Posters

This aircraft follows all the basic AI requirements. It is specially designed for Artificial Intelligence [AI] to simulate air traffic, it is able to land and take off with extreme precision at the main airports in the game, it is also a playable aircraft, you can enjoy air collisions, target shooting or just enjoy of a more realistic air traffic.

How to make it operational:

Step 1: Download and save this aircraft to your collection

Step 2: Activate in-game AI air traffic in sandbox mode and wait patiently on the ground until the aircraft is spawned

If the aircraft is not spawning, remove decorative details such as lights, letters and numbers on the fuselage, then repeat the process again until the aircraft is spawned in your skies.


Controls: Standard


Comics

Google Translation:

Pilatus: Did you know?
MAPA created a fighter jet!

Sovereign: impossible!!! How can he break our tradition!!

-I will solve this!!!

-Let's visit the botton of the sea, lightning?

Lightning: Help!!!


Thank you for your attention, Good flight!

Variants:


100% Stealth version of @XPAAircrafts


PSM (Vectoring Thrust) version by @ZerkkZxe


Version with Red Afterburner, adapted for aircraft carriers by @WINGSIRONDYNAMIC


STOVL version by @XProAerospaceAircrafts

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 15 airplane(s) +696 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 49.5ft (15.1m)
  • Length 68.0ft (20.7m)
  • Height 20.1ft (6.1m)
  • Empty Weight 1,245lbs (564kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,284lbs (11,922kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.282
  • Wing Loading 39.3lbs/ft2 (191.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 669.1ft2 (62.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6462

Parts

  • Number of Parts 92
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 445
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    83.5k ReinMcDeer

    A good looking stealth fuselage in less than a 100 parts...
    That is actually nuts

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    This is by far the most advanced and sophisticated aircraft I have ever created, it flies very well without the aid of Trim, It's easy to control and the smartest jet in my A.I. fleet


    If you are not satisfied with the maneuverability of the jet, change the range of the rotators to 65*


    Credit for the fly-by-wire controls goes to @IcePhoenix


    Thank you all very much for the upvotes and comments, finally the F-35 managed to dethrone the JondaHet.

    Thank you people! :D

    Pinned 6 months ago
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    Yuck

    (GOOD BUILD, I'm just a Lightning II hater)

    +1 13 days ago
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    246 Delta243

    @MAPA thank you

    14 days ago
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    172k MAPA

    @Delta243 yes

    14 days ago
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    246 Delta243

    @MAPA can i use this for a build

    14 days ago
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    10.8k IQinventory

    Great build

    2 months ago
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    271 Nplush

    My brain is not working cuz of the jet one (not lightning)

    4 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    @Maverick09 Yes you can, feel free

    +1 4 months ago
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    14.7k Maverick09

    (MAYBE)
    @MAPA can I upload a version of this without Extended range, with USAF Roundles, @ReinMcDeer weapons, and other details?
    I might just make it into a @ReinMcDeer/@WHNineTripleOne style aircraft. By adding @WHNineTripleOne's F-35 cockpit.
    This F-35A is way more accurate than the [RD] F-35A V4 I made.

    Fantastic job in this!

    +1 4 months ago
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    825 Ty154M

    @MAPA OK

    5 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    @Ty154M This is version (A) of traditional landing and takeoff, it is version (B) that takes off vertically, you can find it in the list of successors

    5 months ago
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    825 Ty154M

    How to take off vertically?

    5 months ago
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    9,717 A380lover800

    The comic tho 💀

    5 months ago
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    gib the armed Sovereign pls

    5 months ago
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    Perfect 😱

    +1 6 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    @GabrielSatori Thank you very much!
    It was supposed to be a Halloweenspecial, but I couldn't keep up with the calendar.🎃

    +1 6 months ago
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    Oh wow, I did not expect an F-35 from you, really caught me by surprise. Also because F-35s on this site have at least 500+ parts, this really had my attention.
    The comic tho, dead Lightning XD.

    +2 6 months ago
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    1,530 C47skytrain

    @MAPA P.S, I ask this because I want a good, realistic fairy swordfish since there are none on this site :)

    6 months ago
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    1,530 C47skytrain

    @MAPA you should add a tiny bit of variety to your page, it will be fun and it will satisfy the peoples ravenous apatite for a biplane. just saying :)

    6 months ago
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    i dont know how to download things for the game but i really want this jet

    +1 6 months ago
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    Got one of these sitting in my driveway hehe

    +2 6 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    @SamuelUoww 👍

    6 months ago
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    4,928 SamuelUoww

    @MAPA certo, vlw pela dica Tmj

    +1 6 months ago
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    172k MAPA

    @SamuelUoww vlw! Experimenta ajustar os rotadores traseiros para 65*, você terá mais manobrabilidade em círculos

    6 months ago
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