Here is pictorial story of America’s fifth generation fighter jet, the F-35 (A, B, C – all variants):
All three Lockheed Martin F-35 variants at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
America’s most expensive weapons system ever built by Lockheed Martin.
The lightest version of the the F-35 is called F-35A. The U.S Air Force remains the primary user.
The F-35A and F-35B have the same wingspan and nearly the same length.
The F-35C is the tallest and the heaviest. It is designed for the U.S Navy.
The F-35C features longer wings to create drag for the jet to slowly land on aircraft carriers.
The F-35C has fold-able unique wing design.
The F-35A is the only variant that has an internal gun.
Internal bays for serious firepower.
The F-35C carries 19,750 pounds of fuel, the most fuel of the variant aircraft. All jets have the capability to be refueled in air.
The F-35A is refueled differently as it used flying boom.