Does F-35 have VTOL?
The F-35B Lightning II is the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter and features a vertical lift fan and pivoting engine nozzle to deliver vertical landing and short takeoff capability to expeditionary airfields.
Is F-35 VTOL or Stovl?
Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing
But unlike the Harrier, the F-35B and its Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) system offers both vertical landing and long-range supersonic speed in one unit, creating a stealthy, lightning-fast fighter capable of carrying advanced weaponry.
What weapons does the F-35 carry?
For beast mode air-to-ground missions this means a load out of two AIM-120 AMRAAM beyond visual range, medium air-to-air missiles; two AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles; six 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, also called JDAM precision-guided bombs; and the internal 25mm cannon.
How does F-35B hover?
The LiftFan® is mounted horizontally right behind the cockpit. As the aircraft transitions to hover mode, two doors open on top of the aircraft and the two counter-rotating fans blow about 20,000 pounds of unheated air straight down, producing almost half of the downward thrust needed for a pure hover mode.
What is the difference between VTOL and STOVL?
A vertical and/or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft is an airplane able to take-off or land vertically or on short runways. Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft are a subset of V/STOL craft that do not require runways at all. Generally, a V/STOL aircraft needs to be able to hover.
Can F-35 shoot while hovering?
No, it cannot, at least there is no reason for it to do so… A) The stick while in “hover mode” does not control the pitch/roll of the aircraft, but the forward/lateral position of the aircraft. This means that the aircraft can only shoot forward in a level attitude, it can’t pitch up/down to hit a target.
How are STOL aircraft similar to VTOL aircraft?
Are all Harriers VTOL?
The Harrier emerged as the only truly successful V/STOL design of the many attempted during that era. It was conceived to operate from improvised bases, such as car parks or forest clearings, without requiring large and vulnerable air bases….
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