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What aircraft is the F-35 replacing?

What aircraft is the F-35 replacing?

It will replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons and A-10 Thunderbolt II’s, which have been the primary fighter aircraft for more than 20 years, and bring with it an enhanced capability to survive in the advanced threat environment in which it was designed to operate.

Is the F-35 hackable?

The aircraft’s Electro-Optical Targeting System, or EOTs, is in the same category. The F-35s Mission Data Files as well, a compilation or data library of known threats specific to designated threat areas across the globe, represents the kind of system which simply cannot be hacked.

How many F-35 Lightning aircraft is the UK buying?

Future plans The UK owns 21 of the aircraft, 18 of those based at RAF Marham, with an order placed for an additional 30 jets. Sir Stephen Lovegrove added he expects “more than 48” will eventually be purchased.

Do Flights take off in thunderstorms?

Thunderstorms, also called “convective storms,” produce severe turbulence and wind shear (changing wind speed and direction with altitude) that are hazardous to aircraft, Murphy said. As such, if a thunderstorm forms near an airport, air traffic controllers will pause takeoffs, causing delays.

Is the F-35 Lightning II a stealth fighter?

FSX Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 18 PRO members. 42 comments. The F35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation, single-seat, single-engine stealth multirole fighter that can perform close air support, tactical bombing, and air defense missions.

Is there a Lockheed Martin F-35 at Luke AFB?

Here is a repaint of aircraft 11-5030 for the Dino Cattaneo F-35 Lightning II (F35V230.ZIP). By Jeff Stoermer. A US Air Force Lockheed-Martin F-35A assigned to the 61st FS based at Luke AFB.

What are the different models of the F-35?

The F-35 has three different models: the F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B is a short take-off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C is a carrier-based variant.

Why does the F-35 have a lower radar cross section?

The F-35 has a lower radar cross-section than the preceding generation of fighters, thanks to its shape and the use of fiber-mat and other stealthy, radar-absorbent materials. It is also designed to have lower infrared and visual signatures.