Interesting video which came to my feed earlier today.
In this video, with the help of animation, we’ll look at how the F-35 [B]'s Short take off and vertical landing [STOVL] and Vertical take off and landing [VTOL] engine works. We’ll look at the F-35 [B]'s Three bearing swivel nozzle, Rolls Royce Lift System, weapons systems like EOTS and EODAS, landing gears and other systems in detail.
Same, although I think that the Charlie looks best with its wider wingspan. Recently, I watched an interesting discussion speculating what might be the best future variant design, a combination of the A and C. Take the wings from the C and put them on an A, making a D if you will. One of the concerns now with the F-35 and F-22 is combat range and how external tanks greatly reduce their stealth advantage. The C’s wings would give the A greater range, without the weight penalty of the C’s undercarriage and tailhook.
same here, its an absolute beast in the flesh. I’ve seen A and B and they are spectacular. Raptor is still the best in my eyes, that thing is insane. but after all the talk of Lightning being, fat, slow and overweight and all the other myriad of nonsense we have heard, I just don’t see it anymore. its a monster and well deserving of the “Panther” moniker that its been given.