MPs back submarine building in Barrow

MPs and members of the House of Lords met to show their support for the UK's submarine building industry, a key employer in the North West.

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The F-35 Lightning II

Carrier F35
F-35 flies over an aircraft carrier Credit: BAE Systems

Length: 15.6m

Height: 4.36m

Wingspan: 10.7m

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

F35 in flight
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter can reach Mach 1.6 Credit: BAE Systems
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