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F-35
F-35A, conventional take off and landing (CTOL) variant.
F-35B, short-take off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant.
F-35C, carrier-based CATOBAR (CV) variant.

Differences between variants
F-35A
CTOL
F-35B
STOVL
F-35C
CATOBAR
Length 51.4 ft (15.7 m) 51.3 ft (15.6 m) 51.5 ft (15.7 m)
Wingspan 35 ft (10.7 m) 35 ft (10.7 m) 43 ft (13.1 m)
Wing Area 460 ft (42.7 m) 460 ft (42.7 m) 668 ft (62.1 m)
Empty weight 29,300 lb (13,300 kg) 32,300 lb (14,700 kg) 34,800 lb (15,800 kg)
Internal fuel 18,250 lb (8,280 kg) 13,500 lb (6,125 kg) 19,750 lb (8,860 kg)
Max takeoff weight 70,000 lb class (31,800 kg) 60,000 lb class (27,300 kg) 70,000 lb class (31,800 kg)
Range 1,200 nmi (2,220 km) 900 nmi (1,670 km) 1,400 nmi (2,520 km)
Combat radius on
internal fuel[501]
584 nmi (1,082 km) 469 nmi (869 km) 615 nmi (1,141 km)
Thrust/weight
  full fuel:
  50% fuel:
0.87
1.07
0.90
1.04
0.75
0.91


Specifications (F-35A)

General characteristics

Crew: 1
Length: 51.4 ft (15.67 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft[N 5] (10.7 m)
Height: 14.2 ft[N 6] (4.33 m)
Wing area: 460 ft[247] (42.7 m)
Empty weight: 29,300 lb (13,300 kg)
Loaded weight: 49,540 lb[231][N 7][490] (22,470 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 70,000 lb[N 8] (31,800 kg)
Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan
Dry thrust: 28,000 lbf[491][N 9] (125 kN)
Thrust with afterburner: 43,000 lbf[491][492] (191 kN)
Internal fuel capacity: 18,480 lb (8,382 kg)[N 10]

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 1.6+[251] (1,200 mph, 1,930 km/h) (tested to Mach 1.61)[362]
Range: 1,200 nmi (2,220 km)on internal fuel
Combat radius: 584 nmi[493] (1,080 km)on internal fuel
Service ceiling: 60,000 ft[495] (18,288 m) (tested to 43,000 ft)
Rate of climb: classified (not publicly available)
Wing loading: 107.7 lb/ft (526 kg/m; 745 kg/m max loaded)
Thrust/weight: **With full fuel: 0.87
With 50% fuel: 1.07

Max g-limits: 9 g[N 11]

Armament

Guns: 1 General Dynamics GAU-22/A Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 4-barreled Gatling cannon, internally mounted with 180 rounds
Hardpoints: 6 external pylons on wings with a capacity of 15,000 lb (6,800 kg)[247][251] and two internal bays with two pylons each[247] for a total weapons payload of 18,000 lb (8,100 kg)[232] and provisions to carry combinations of:

Missiles:

Air-to-air missiles:

AIM-120 AMRAAM
AIM-9X Sidewinder
IRIS-T
MBDA Meteor (pending further funding)

Air-to-surface missiles:
AGM-88 AARGM
AGM-158 JASSM
Brimstone missile / MBDA SPEAR
Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM)
Storm Shadow missile
SOM

Anti-ship missiles:
Joint Strike Missile (JSM)
Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)

Bombs:

Mark 84 or Mark 83 or Mark 82 GP bombs
Mk.20 Rockeye II cluster bomb
Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) capable
Paveway series laser-guided bombs
Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)
Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) series
AGM-154 JSOW
B61 mod 12 nuclear bomb