Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (JSF)
PHOTO SCRAP PAGE


F-35A joint strike fighter (JSF) 
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THIS PAGE SHOWS MISCELLANEOUS PHOTO's of the F-35

These are presented as they may come in handy while modelling the F-35. 
Most photo's were obtained from Public Relations materials of the Lockheed Martin company, the manufacturer of the F-35.  



GENERIC F-35  
photo presentation....
 


Still with test nose pitot probe. Behind the cockpit the refueling panel is seen (closed). Also note the large trailing edge flaperons that combine flap for high lift and drag and aileron roll functions.
 
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The zig-zag type edges of the RAM panels is well seen here

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At this test aircraft the IPP (sort of APU) exhaust is still located on top near the left vertical tail. This exhaust was later moved to the lower rear fuselage.
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The aircraft coded AA-1 was the first F-35A test aircraft and first flew in december 2006.
canopy
The canopy has a "golden coloured" detonation chord running in the middle. When the pilot decides to ejects with the ejection seat, the canopy is blown and the seat goes right through the canopy in about 2 seconds time.
gera

test

Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)
 


F-35A  "Conventional take-off and landing" version

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The AF-01 was the second F-35A test aircraft, first flown in November 2009, thus no less than 3 years later than the "AA-1".  
lower view
a good lower view (still a test aircraft). Note the IPP exhaust now definitely re-located at the lower fuselage.

stores
Note the bright coloured test ordnance in the bays of this test aircraft.


forward view

side lower
Note again here the test probe mounted on the nose

banking
the fairing seen in the mid lower fuselage is probably a camera fit for testing
intake

ground
with nose wheel turned

nose gear
still with test probe on nose. Note that the F-35 has no Head Up Display, all functions are (to be) integrated in the advanced pilot helmet.
rear
The purpose of the fairing in front of the vertical tails is unknown.
nose
the Electro-optical sensor glass windows fairing below the nose is well visible as well as the pitot tubes (on both sides of nose)

front
the RAM panels with zig-zag edges are well seen with lighter grey colour. This is a later aircraft.
forward

upper

upper

side

door open
Note the AMRAAM missile fitted inside the opened bay door.

drop 
Drop of JDAM

detail

Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)



F-35B  "SVTOL"
This version is able to do a short vertical style take-off


F-35B
Note the open doors at front for the lift fan and the tilted rear exhaust pipe with again open doors. The large intake door aft of the cockpit is also open. Also seen are the control valves next to the main gear doors, typical for this version.

Short take off
Many of the doors were designed by the Fokker / Stork company in the Netherlands.
hovering

upper view B
though not very clear, shown is the large door is seen aft of the cockpit
F-35B
Note the more thick hump type fuselage shape of the F-35B with fan intake door behind the cockpit  

hover
In FULL STOVL mode: the large intake door is open at the section behind the cockpit is also the Fan (the Fan rotor system is driven by the single F135 engine through a drive shaft) visible. The tail exhaust pipe is tilted down 

stovl
 
stovl
 standard take-off mode of the STOVL F-35B  
F-35B


F-35C  "Naval version"
This version has a larger span wing

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unpainted F-35C
Still in unpainted and in prime colours, the larger outboard wing panels of the F-35C are well seen here. This is a very eraly test aircraft and note that the IPP exhaust is still located on top next on left to the vertical tail. There are also separate outboard wing panels and ailerons.

F-35A   dutch flag
of the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A  / KONINKLIJKE LUCHTMACHT  KLu     

Note: First 2 test aircraft for the KLu arrived on May 23, 2016 at Leeuwarden air force base, The Netherlands. Coming from Edwards AFB through Patuxent River (USA), ferried over the Atlantic, these KLu aircraft "F-001" and F-002" were to stay for about 3 weeks for first evaluation and noise measurements. Delivery of first operational deployment of the KLu F-35A aircraft of the fleet of 37 aircraft in total is expected not earlier than 2019. The F-35A are to be stationed at bases Leeuwarden and Volkel AFB. For now still testing and training is done in the USA, such as at Nellis AFB .

THESE PHOTO's of mine were also earlier published at the IPMS Nederland website pages here.....


arrival

canopy ladder

klu


klu

klu low tone roundel..
gear
low toned KLu roundel on intake
nose


tarmac
KLu aircraft F-35A  coded  "F-001" and "F-002" at a Leeuwarden AFB visit , May 2016

nose
a rainy Dutch day it was....

F-35 COCKPIT DETAILS

F-35 cockpit
it is a bit unclear if this is a production style cockpit (or still a test cockpit). But the large display is note worthy and it has "touch sensors and buttons".

panel ..cockpit

canopy
Canopy view, note the hinge arms seen at lower left. The canopy has a "golden coloured" detonation chord running in the middle. When the pilot decides to ejects with the ejection seat, the canopy is blown and the seat goes right through the canopy in about 2 seconds time.

Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)

F-35 ejection seat of the Martin Baker company, type US16E
seat  seat seat
US16E seat
Note on top the two punch pins to break also the canopy when the pilot ejects.

Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)



F-35 Engine type F135-PW-100 details
F135 system
At the beginning of the program 2 engine types were to be manufactured, but end 2011 only the F135 was chosen.

test rig .
in the test rig
burning
Note the white "ceramic type" insides of the exhaust
 
f135 engine JSF

rear
Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)
 

F-35 other details

radar
Radar system  APG-81
test jig
at the production line

sensro
nose sensor details for the electro-optical systems
sensor


JDAm
drawing of JDAM weapon
 
Most photo's courtesy Lockheed Martin company (Public Relations)  

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References:
-  J-35A KLu pilot training, Flight International, March 11-17, 2014 (Flight no.5430)
-  Air International magazine: Vol.52, pag 78 / Vol.63, pag 28 / Vol.78, 01.32 / Vol.79, 04.50 / Vol.80,05.80 
-  F-35 Lightning II,  E-Forlag 
-  Van JSF naar F-35 Lightning II, Pieto van Buysen, Violero publishing (in Dutch), 2014 

Web:

- Official https://f35.com/ Lockheed Martin....

- Walk arounds IPMS Nederland http://www.ipms.nl/walkarounds/walkaround-vliegtuigen-jets/2037-walkaround-f35-jsf.html (this includes some photos of me)

- IPMS Nederland KLu F-35 information pages here...
 



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