The Lockheed F-35 is an advanced stealth fifth generation fighter combining speed and superb
agility. There are three variants; F-35A, B and C. The F-35A CTOL (Conventional Take Off and
Landing) and has four internal weapons stations in two weapons bays plus three optional
external weapons stations. The F-35B STOVL (Short Take Off Vertical Landing) variant while the
F-35C is a CV (Carrier Variant). The F-35 will replace the USAF A-10 and F-16, the F/A-18 for the
USN and the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the USMC.

The maiden flight of the first Japan Self Defence Force Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II took
place on August 24, 2016 and delivered to Luke AFB, Arizona. The F-35A 69-8701 (also
designated AX-1) will become part of the international training fleet operated by the 944th FW.
Japan has agreed to purchase 28 F-35As over 5 years with possibly acquiring an additional 14
aircraft. The first aircraft to arrive in Japan will be based at Misawa AB operated by the 301 and
302 Squadrons. 38 aircraft will be license-built in Japan by Mitsubishi.


Specifications Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Role – Multi-role stealth fighter

First Flight – December 16, 2006

Crew
F-35A CTOL – 1
F-35B STOVL – 1
F-35C CV – 1

Powerplant
F-35A – 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100, 40,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,25,000 lbs without.
F-35B – 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-600, 38,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,26,000 lbs without
and 40,500 lbs vertical.
F-35C - 1 x Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100, 40,000 lbs thrust with afterburner,25,000 lbs without.

Internal Fuel Capacity
F-35A - 18,250 lbs  (8,278 kg)
F-35B – 13,500 lbs  (6,125 kg)
F-35C – 19,750 lbs  (8,960 kg)

Weights
Empty
F-35A – 29,300 lbs  (13,000 kg)
F-35B – 32,300 lbs  (14,700 kg)
F-35C – 34,800 lbs  (15,800 kg)
Maximum
F-35A – 70,000 lbs  (31,800 kg)
F-35B – 60,000lbs  (27,300 kg)
F-35C – 70,000 lbs  (31,800 kg)

Dimensions
F-35A
Length – 51.4 ft  (15.7 m)
Wingspan – 35 ft  (10.7 m)
Height – 14.4 ft  (4.38 m)
F-35B
Length – 51.2 ft  (15.6 m)
Wingspan – 35 ft  (10.7 m)
Height – 14.3 ft  (4.36 m)
F-35C
Length – 51.5 ft  (15.7 m)
Wingspan – 43 ft  (13.1 m)
Height – 14.7 ft  (4.48 m)

Performance
Speed with full internal weapons load
F-35A – Mach 1.6
F-35B – Mach 1.6
F-35C – Mach 1.6

Combat Radius with internal fuel
F-35A – 590 nm  (1,093 km)
F-35B – 450 nm  (833 km)
F-35C – 600 nm  (1,100 km)

Range with internal fuel
F-35A – 1,200 nm  (2,200 km)
F-35B – 900 nm  (1,667 km)
F-35C – 1,200 nm  (2,200 km)


Weapons (Standard Internal)
F-35A
1 x 25 mm GAU-22/A cannon
2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
2 x 2,000 pound GBU-31 JDAM guided bombs
Weapons Payload – 18,000 lbs  (8,160 kg)
F-35B
2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
2 x 1,000 lb GBU32 JDAM guided bombs
F-35C
2 x AIM-120C air-to-air missiles
2 x 2,000 pound GBU-31 JDAM guided bombs
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4412
Lockheed F-35A
69-8701, JASDF, August 2016
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.

Optional armament provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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