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 first Lockheed Martin F-35C c/n CF-01 completed its maiden flight on June 6, 2010 and
lasted fifty seven minutes. On November 6, 2010, wearing a hi-vis paint scheme tail the aircraft
was delivered to the USN VX-23 “Salty Dogs” Air Test and Evaluation Squadron at Naval Air
Station Patuxent River, Maryland. VX-23 was established in 1995 and operates several types of
aircraft. On average VX-23 conducts 3,000 flights annually accumulating about 4,000 flight hours
with a large portion of this time spent conducting high-risk flight tests.



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
Compared to the F-35A, the F-35C carrier variant features larger wings with foldable wingtip
sections, larger wing and tail control surfaces for improved low-speed control, stronger landing
gear for the stresses of carrier arrested landings, a twin-wheel nose gear, and a stronger tailhook
for use with carrier arrestor cables. The larger wing area allows for decreased landing speed
while increasing both range and payload

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
HA6202
Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II
CF-01, US Navy, 2012
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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