F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

In October 2001, an international team led by Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract to build the JSF joint strike fighter.



  • CTOL F-35A F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter in flight
  • Joint Strike Fighter X-35C seen in flight
  • F-35C joint strike fighter flying over mountain range
  • Aerial refueling of a F-35A joint strike fighter
  • F-35B STOVL variant of the F-35 Lightning II fighter in flight
  • F-35C joint strike fighter taking off from an aircraft carrier
  • X35-C fighter banking to the left at extreme speed during flight
  • The F-35B joint strike fighter featuring a counter-rotating lift fan
  • F35C stealth aircraft flying above factory setting
  • X-35F joint strike fighter in flight climbing with landing gear down
  • F-35A aircraft seen from face on with landing chocks in place
  • STOVL variant of the F-35B coming in to land with landing gear extending on approach
  • Carrier based variant of the F-35C in flight with the US Navy
  • F-35A stealth aircraft with landing gear down
  • F-35C aircraft with large wing and tail surfaces seen from above
  • F-35C aircraft landing on a conventional runway setting
  • STOVL system on a F-35B aircraft waiting for takeoff
  • F-35's cockpit display system

F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)

In October 2001, an international team led by Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract to build the JSF joint strike fighter.



  • CTOL F-35A F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter in flight
  • Joint Strike Fighter X-35C seen in flight
  • F-35C joint strike fighter flying over mountain range
  • Aerial refueling of a F-35A joint strike fighter
  • F-35B STOVL variant of the F-35 Lightning II fighter in flight
  • F-35C joint strike fighter taking off from an aircraft carrier
  • X35-C fighter banking to the left at extreme speed during flight
  • The F-35B joint strike fighter featuring a counter-rotating lift fan
  • F35C stealth aircraft flying above factory setting
  • X-35F joint strike fighter in flight climbing with landing gear down
  • F-35A aircraft seen from face on with landing chocks in place
  • STOVL variant of the F-35B coming in to land with landing gear extending on approach
  • Carrier based variant of the F-35C in flight with the US Navy
  • F-35A stealth aircraft with landing gear down
  • F-35C aircraft with large wing and tail surfaces seen from above
  • F-35C aircraft landing on a conventional runway setting
  • STOVL system on a F-35B aircraft waiting for takeoff
  • F-35's cockpit display system