Weight empty: 29,000-32,300lb
Fuel capacity: 13,500-18,250lb
Weapons payload: 25mm cannon 15,000lb
Weapons: Two AIM-120c- air-to-air missiles, two 1,000lb guided bombs
Max weight: 60,000lb
Speed: Mach 1.6
Max G-rating: up to 9.0
The RAF plans to have 138 aircraft
A £150m investment at the BAE Systems plant in Samlesbury will mean the company can step up production of the F-35 fighter jet from one fuselage unit a week, to a complete unit every day.
Defence giant BAE Systems will today open a new manufacturing facility at its Samlesbury site in Lancashire, marking another milestone in production of the F-35 military jet.