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F35-C Lightning II

The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II integrates advanced stealth technology into a highly agile, supersonic aircraft that provides the pilot with unprecedented situational awareness and unmatched lethality and survivability. As new threats emerge, it is more important than ever for U.S. and allied fighter fleets to fly the F-35 stealth fighter, the world’s only 5th generation international aircraft. While each aircraft is uniquely designed to operate from different environments, all three variants set new standards in network-enabled mission systems, sensor fusion and supportability. The F-35 redefines the multirole fighter.

For the first time in U.S. naval aviation history, radar-evading stealth capability comes to the carrier deck. The F-35C Carrier Variant sets new standards in weapon system integration, lethality, maintainability, combat radius and payload that bring true multi-mission power projection capability from the sea. The F-35C matches 5th generation survivability with major advances in network-enabled mission systems, reliability and interoperability. It is a first-day-of-the-war fighter with the capability to dominate adversaries in the air or on the surface, while surviving the most formidable threat environments.


Length: 51.5 ft / 15.7 m
Speed: Mach 1.6
Wingspan: 43 ft / 13.1 m
Wing area: 668 ft2 / 62.1 m2
Combat radius (internal fuel): >600 n.mi / 1,100 km
Range (internal fuel): >1,200 n.mi / 2,200 km
Internal fuel capacity: 19,200 lb / 8,708 kg
Max g-rating: 7.5
Weapons payload: 18,000 lb / 8,160 kg
Propulsion: F135-PW-100
Thrust*: 40,000 lb Max / 25,000 lb Mil
* Maximum Power (Max) = with afterburner; Military Power (Mil) = without afterburner

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